Sleep and ASD

Dustin Haraden, MS, discusses normative patterns of sleep, factors that affect sleep, and strategies for developing healthy sleep routines and managing sleep-related challenges. Originally streamed on April 21, 2020.

Mr. Haraden is a doctoral candidate in the Department of Psychology at the University of Illinois. He has conducted sleep related research and has conducted ASD assessments and programs for youth on the spectrum for TAP.

Picky Eaters: Tips and Strategies

Lisa Crane, MA CCC-SLP/L discusses common issues related to “picky eating” in children on the spectrum, provides strategies for encouraging trying new foods, and answers questions from viewers. Originally streamed on April 14, 2020.

For more tips and strategies to make the most of family mealtimes, go to:

Mealtime Minutes from the Family Resiliency Center

Social Thinking and Zoom & Online Media!

This short video is for students ages 8+ that are having zoom or online class meetings. The Social Thinking® vocabulary is applied to help students understand and navigate the hidden curriculum of participating in a zoom or online meeting in a very concrete way.

This video is presented by Joan Storey Gorsuch, BFA, M.Ed, Social Thinking® clinically trained, UCLA PEERS ® Certified Provider.

Mythbusters: Truths and Lies about Autism

Originally streamed on April 7, 2020.

What is autism anyway? What should I expect when I meet someone who is on the autism spectrum? Do I seek a diagnosis? Should we tell anyone? Does it look the same in boys versus girls? Families, friends, coworkers, employers- come and get all your questions answers as we set the record straight about the issues surrounding autism.

Presenters: Jeanne Kramer, SLP and TAP Resource Specialist and Hena Thakur, M.S. and doctoral candidate in psychology.

Expert Panel: Noa Hannah, PhD, Clinical Assistant Professor, BCBA and Speech Language Pathologist; Linda Tortorelli, Director of The Autism Program at University of Illinois; Amy Cohen, PhD, Director of Psychology Services.

Please note that due to a technical glitch, the recording begins several minutes into the presentation.

Excelling with Autism Obtaining Critical Mass Using Deliberate Practice

Excelling with Autism Obtaining Critical Mass Using Deliberate Practice by Brenda Smith Myles, Ruth Aspy, Kerry Mataya, & Hollis Shaffer

(XED Myles 2018)

Excelling with Autism: Obtaining Critical Mass Using Deliberate Practice introduces a new way to optimize the progress of learners with ASD. Reaching critical mass helps learners apply information in new ways spontaneous generalization.
If available, item can be checked out from the resource room at no cost.

Autism and Employment: Raising Your Child with Foundational Skills for the Future

 by Lisa Tews, MS, CCC-SLP & Diane Zajac, LMSW

(XAT Tew 2018)

This book was written to help parents raise their child with the foundational skills he or she will need for the future.
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What’s Happening to Tom?

What’s Happening to Tom? by Kate E. Reynolds

(XAT Reyno 2015)

Following Tom as he begins to notice changes to his body, this simple resource helps parents and carers teach boys with autism or other special needs about puberty. It covers all the changes that they will experience, both emotional such as new feelings and physical such as wet dreams.

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“why Didn’t They Just Say That?”

by Jennifer M. Schmidt, MEd

(XCM Schmi 2018)

“Let’s create a class instead of the typical social skills programs!” With this statement began the development of this innovative evidence-based curriculum for secondary students with ASD and their neurotypical (NT) peers. PEERspective is a complete curriculum that teaches high school students self-awareness, self-acceptance, relationship building, conflict resolution, managing stress and wellness, and many other topics that have lifelong impact on students’ lives.

If available, item can be check out from the resource room at no cost.

 

Stuff You Need to Know

 by Patricia Weaver, BS, PA

(XAT Weave 2018)

This book is a guide to help kids and young adults with autism learn the most basic skills to achieve independence.

If available, item can be checked our from the resource room at no cost.

 

Planning Transitions for Young People with Special Needs and Disabilities

 by Dr. Alison Doyle

(XAT Doyle 2017)

This book is designed to support students with additional needs or disabilities from the age of 15 years upwards. This resource is divided into six skills units, providing parents, families, teachers and other professionals with resources for planning successful transitions from secondary school. The workbook helps students to identify strengths, challenges, needs and aspirations, and to turn these into achievable goals.
If available, item can be checked out from resource room at no cost.

Enhancing Communication for Individuals with Autism

 by Howard Shane, Emily Laubscher, Ralf Schlosser, Holly Fadie, James Sorce, Jennifer Abramson, Suzanne Flynn, & Kara Corley

(XCM Shane 2015)

Visual Immersion System (VIS) is a practical, research-based intervention framework that taps into the strong visual processing skills many children on the spectrum have. You’ll learn how to use readily available resources—from photos and symbols to apps and software—to create a customized system of visual supports that boost seven key communicative functions.

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Autism and Appropriate Touch

 by Abigail Werner James

(XAT James 2015)

This is a practical educational resource to help teach the social rules of touch and personal space to children and teens with Autism Spectrum Disorder with the aim of keeping them safe and helping them to understand what are appropriate interactions in family, educational and community situations.

If available, item can be checked out from the resource room at no cost.

The Asperkid’s Launch Pad

The Asperkid’s Launch Pad by Jennifer Cook O’Toole

(XAS Otool 2013)

Jennifer O’Toole provides parents with all the help they need in planning their home environment to encourage their Asperkid superheroes to soar.

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What to Feed an Asperger

What to Feed an Asperger by Sarah Patten

(XOT Patte 2015)

Packed full of tips and tricks to improve the diet of super sensitive Asperger kids.

If available, item can be checked out from resource room at no cost.

Parties, Dorms, and Social Norms

Parties, Dorms, and Social Norms by Lisa Meeks and Tracy Masterson

(XAD Meeks 2016)

The Gender Quest Workbook

 by Rylan Jay Testa, PhD; Deborah Coolhart, PhD; Jayme Peta, MA

(XAT Testa 2015)

A guide for teens and young adults exploring gender identity.

If available, item can be checked out from resource room at no cost.
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