Autism Believe in the Future

Autism Believe in the Future

I'd been reading the Autism Research Institute (ARI) newsletter for many years
and watching the Defeat Autism Now (DAN) protocol emerging. I was curious and
wanted to personally meet and hear the speakers talk about their research.

Author: Ann Millan

Publisher: iUniverse

ISBN: 9781450221856

Category: Education

Page: 188

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Ann Millan shares the story of how she helped her daughter, Robin, move past the many challenges of severe autism in Autism–Believe in the Future. Her first goal was simple; she wanted to stop the screaming, running, and self-injurious behaviors that her daughter exhibited. For ten years, Ann was told by professionals that she needed to accept Robin’s disabilities. Not one to give up in the face of adversity, Ann finally found quality professionals to help her. Ann knew education and therapies were Robin’s priority, but self-image and socialization became her focus. Ann also knew Robin’s inappropriate behaviors were unacceptable in society. Ann and her husband, Bob, became Robin’s case managers and Robin progressed beyond their wildest dreams. Today, Robin has two jobs, lives in her own condominium, drives her own car, and is a part of her community. This is her story! For more information, see: www.autism-believe-future.com. Autism is not a one-size-fits-all disability, so focusing on just one intervention did not lead Robin to successful adulthood. Many steps had to be taken along the way to get her successfully to her goal! Parents and autism professionals must work together, developing quality support and services that are cost-effective—so we can all believe in the future for our children.
Categories: Education

Touching the Future Technology for Autism

Touching the Future Technology for Autism

All rights reserved. doi:10.3233/978-1-61499-165-6-117 Touching the Future
Technology for Autism: Recommendations Joseph MINTZ a, 1, Miklos GYORI b,
Morten AAGAARD c aInstitute of Education, University of London, UK2 bInstitute
for ...

Author: J. Mintz

Publisher: IOS Press

ISBN: 9781614991656

Category: Computers

Page: 152

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International interest in the use of assistive and ambient information and communication technologies to support people with a range of cognitive impairments is growing rapidly. Autism spectrum disorders (ASDs), which affect social skills, communicative abilities and behavior, are of particular interest. The number of diagnosed cases has continued to grow in recent decades, and the impairments associated with ASDs mean individuals affected are at risk of social isolation and marginalization. Although helping people with autism to overcome their difficulties has always required the joint expertise of various fields, the widely shared view is that innovative ICT may hold the key to more efficient support and intervention in the near future. This book summarizes the results and conclusions of HANDS, an international research and development project supported by the 7th Framework Programme of the European Commission. The aim of the HANDS project was to develop and test a smartphone-based cognitive support system for intellectually able young people with ASDs, with a focus on use in secondary school environments. The results presented here include the HANDS system: a partly mobile, partly web-based cognitive support system based on principles of Persuasive Design; a unique multi-mode research methodology, applying both various quantitative and qualitative techniques to test the applicability and efficiency of the system; an exploration of relevant conceptual issues from the point of view of Persuasive Design and its philosophical foundations; a mapping of key ethical issues related to developing and applying mobile ICT for individuals with autism and other cognitive impairments. The experiences of teachers who implemented the system in school environments are also summarized. These results can be seen as snapshots of an evolutionary process, but the conclusions drawn here are significant for future developments with mobile assistive technology for people with ASD, as well as for other conditions. The book will be of interest to professionals working with young people with ASD, human-computer interaction professionals, as well as others working in the broader field of mobile assistive technology.
Categories: Computers

Autism

Autism

Author: Susan K. Peterson

Publisher:

ISBN: OCLC:28388903

Category: Autism

Page: 34

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Categories: Autism

NeuroTribes

NeuroTribes

Along the way, he reveals the untold story of Hans Asperger, the father of Asperger’s syndrome, whose “little professors” were targeted by the darkest social-engineering experiment in human history; exposes the covert campaign by ...

Author: Steve Silberman

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9781101639641

Category: Psychology

Page: 400

View: 294

A New York Times bestseller Winner of the 2015 Samuel Johnson Prize for non-fiction A groundbreaking book that upends conventional thinking about autism and suggests a broader model for acceptance, understanding, and full participation in society for people who think differently. What is autism? A lifelong disability, or a naturally occurring form of cognitive difference akin to certain forms of genius? In truth, it is all of these things and more—and the future of our society depends on our understanding it. WIRED reporter Steve Silberman unearths the secret history of autism, long suppressed by the same clinicians who became famous for discovering it, and finds surprising answers to the crucial question of why the number of diagnoses has soared in recent years. Going back to the earliest days of autism research and chronicling the brave and lonely journey of autistic people and their families through the decades, Silberman provides long-sought solutions to the autism puzzle, while mapping out a path for our society toward a more humane world in which people with learning differences and those who love them have access to the resources they need to live happier, healthier, more secure, and more meaningful lives. Along the way, he reveals the untold story of Hans Asperger, the father of Asperger’s syndrome, whose “little professors” were targeted by the darkest social-engineering experiment in human history; exposes the covert campaign by child psychiatrist Leo Kanner to suppress knowledge of the autism spectrum for fifty years; and casts light on the growing movement of "neurodiversity" activists seeking respect, support, technological innovation, accommodations in the workplace and in education, and the right to self-determination for those with cognitive differences.
Categories: Psychology

New Developments in Autism

New Developments in Autism

The Future is Today Juan Martos Pérez. Chapter 8. Executive. Functions. in.
Autism. Theory. and. Practice. Sally Qzonoff, Mil<le South and Sherri Provencal
INTRODUCTION Executive function is the cognitive construct used to describe ...

Author: Juan Martos Pérez

Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers

ISBN: 9781843104490

Category: Psychology

Page: 352

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This international collection provides a comprehensive overview of cutting-edge research on autism spectrum disorders (ASDs) by well-known experts in the field, stressing the importance of early diagnosis and a good working relationship between parents and professionals. The contributors cover a wide range of aspects of ASDs, from early assessment techniques, neurodevelopment and brain function to language development, executive function and genetic research. They explore how individuals with ASDs think and give evidence-based guidance on how to handle difficulties with social interaction and language development using appropriate interventions. New Developments in Autism will be of great interest to professionals, researchers, therapists, parents and people with ASDs.
Categories: Psychology

Targeting Autism

Targeting Autism

This picture is sometimes what the future holds for children with autism disorder ,
but not always ; and such a future looms before autistic children much less often
today than it did ten or fifteen years ago . No single pattern of development and ...

Author: Shirley Cohen

Publisher: Univ of California Press

ISBN: 052093301X

Category: Medical

Page: 258

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Targeting Autism reaches out to everyone who lives with or cares about a young child with autism. First published in 1998 and updated in 2002, author Shirley Cohen has recast this best seller throughout to chart the dynamics of the autism world in the first years of the twenty-first century. In this expanded edition she provides specifics about the new developments that have modified the map of the world of autism or that may do so in the near future.
Categories: Medical

Inclusive Programming for Elementary Students with Autism

Inclusive Programming for Elementary Students with Autism

Sheila Wagner , M.Ed. Winner of the Autism Society of America's " Book of the
Year Award , " Sheila Wagner's book ... Her second book , Inclusive
Programming for Middle School Students with Autism ( Future Horizons , Inc.
2002 ) is the ...

Author: Sheila Wagner

Publisher: Future Horizons

ISBN: 1885477546

Category: Education

Page: 173

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Maximize your child or student's potential with a child-centered education program! Winner of the Autism Society of America's Literary Work of the Year Award, this first book in Sheila Wagner's Inclusive Programming series provides an inclusion program for students with autism spectrum disorders. Teachers, parents, and students alike will benefit from Sheila's insight and presentation as she outlines both theories and applications of inclusive programming for elementary school students. Her engaging and readable style, coupled with her extensive knowledge and classroom practice, make this book indispensable for professionals and nonprofessionals alike.
Categories: Education

Recent Developments in Autism Research

Recent Developments in Autism Research

I have therefore been afforded an interesting vantage point to observe the
scientific direction of autism - related research . ... the future of In : Recent
Developments in Autism Research ISBN 1-59454-497-2 Chapter IX: Autism
Research: Future ...

Author: Manuel F. Casanova

Publisher: Nova Publishers

ISBN: 1594544972

Category: Medical

Page: 215

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Autism is a condition that hits the patient in places that can't be hidden; in his/her behaviour. It is a condition worn for public scrutiny, blending personal aspects of the patient's life with his/her social environment. It provides for guilt in patients and for Job-like ponderings in their parents. How do you measure the extent of damage to a patient's life or that of the parent's? Present day thinking portrays the problem of autism in the context of a triangle. In this triangle each interconnected vertex alternatively represents the autistic person, pathophysiological theories on causation, and symptoms. This book focuses on certain themes: those physical aspects which make an individual autistic. Although we are willing to entertain both psychological and biological explanations, this book will deal primarily with the biological. Even when these explanations overlap, ultimately, they perform different functions; one biased towards the need to know and the other towards the need to cure.
Categories: Medical

The New Social Story Book

The New Social Story Book

Carol Gray nas 20 years experience has 20 years experience educating students
with autistic spectrum disorders . ... This book is made available to you by
Jenison Public Schools and ISBN 1-885 477-66 - X 5 34 9 5 > FUTURE
HORIZONS ...

Author: Carol Gray

Publisher: Future Horizons

ISBN: 188547766X

Category: Education

Page: 280

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Takes autistic children step by step through everyday activities.
Categories: Education

Progress in Autism Research

Progress in Autism Research

Some directions for future research include the identification of strategies that will
enable parents and professionals to work closely with the ultimate goal to help
children with autism reach their full potential . Staff burn - out , the stressors that ...

Author: Paul C. Carlisle

Publisher: Nova Publishers

ISBN: 1600216307

Category: Medical

Page: 269

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This book brings together the latest research in the battle against autism. According to numerous news reports, the increase in special needs children has reached epidemic proportions. Autism is a complex developmental disability that typically appears during the first three years of life. The result of a neurological disorder that affects the functioning of the brain, autism and its associated behaviours have been estimated to occur in as many as 2 to 6 in 1,000 individuals. Autism is four times more prevalent in boys than girls and knows no racial, ethnic, or social boundaries. Autism is a spectrum disorder. The symptoms and characteristics of autism can present themselves in a wide variety of combinations, from mild to severe. Although autism is defined by a certain set of behaviours, children and adults can exhibit any combination of the behaviours in any degree of severity. People with autism process and respond to information in unique ways. In some cases, aggressive and/or self-injurious behaviour may be present.
Categories: Medical

Adults with Autism

Adults with Autism

Epilogue Future trends in services for adults with autism within the United
Kingdom Hugh Morgan IVJ ORK in the field of autism is still in its infancy , both in
terms of our knowledge of the condition and of the practices that are used . In the
past ...

Author: Stephen H. Morgan

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 0521456835

Category: Medical

Page: 290

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A very practical and novel view of autism from the adult perspective. An essential guide for effective provision of services in community care.
Categories: Medical

A Self determined Future with Asperger Syndrome

A Self determined Future with Asperger Syndrome

Autistic. Characteristics. and. Solution. Focused. Therapy. Introduction. As with
the previous chapter, this chapter is not ... Our overview, presented here, comes
from our experience both as people having characteristics of autism and as
people ...

Author: E. Veronica Bliss

Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers

ISBN: 9781843105138

Category: Psychology

Page: 160

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Examines Asperger's from the perspective of the social model rather than the medical model. It is based on a 'solution focused' approach, which looks at the expertise of the autistic individual and how the skills and coping strategies they have will help them reach their preferred future.
Categories: Psychology

A Practical Guide for Teachers of Students with an Autism Spectrum Disorder in Secondary Education

A Practical Guide for Teachers of Students with an Autism Spectrum Disorder in Secondary Education

(The book has a large appendix of resources.) Grandin, T. and Barron, S. (2005)
Unwritten Rules of Social Relationships: Decoding the Mysteries Through the
Unique Perspectives of Autism. Arlington, TX: Future Horizons. Heinrichs, R. (
2003) ...

Author: Debra Costley

Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers

ISBN: 9781849053105

Category: Psychology

Page: 159

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This book has all the essential guidance and tools that anyone working in education will need to help students on the autism spectrum perform to their best potential and stay organised and on track with their school work. The book also covers general obstacles including social situations, anxiety, mental health and the next steps after school.
Categories: Psychology

Textbook of Autism Spectrum Disorders

Textbook of Autism Spectrum Disorders

Future. Directions. Eric. Hollander,. M.D.. Alexander. Kolevzon,. M.D.. Joseph. T.
Coyle,. M.D.. T. EXTBOOK. of Autism Spectrum Disorders was developed to be
an authoritative text in the field. This book brings together experts from the full ...

Author: Eric Hollander

Publisher: American Psychiatric Pub

ISBN: 9781585623419

Category: Medical

Page: 603

View: 253

More patients are diagnosed with autism, and at earlier ages, than ever before, and these patients and their families receive services in increasingly diverse settings. Destined to become a classic, this is the volume for which patients, families, and clinicians have been waiting.
Categories: Medical

That s Life with Autism

That s Life with Autism

New York: Penguin Group, Inc. Attwood, T. (1998) Asperger's Syndrome: A Guide
for Parents and Professionals. London: Jessica Kingsley Publishers. Baker, J. (
2001) The Autism Social Skills Picture Book. Arlington, TX: Future Horizons.

Author: Donna Satterlee Ross

Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers

ISBN: 9781843108290

Category: Psychology

Page: 207

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This book is written by parents and professionals for parents and professionals caring for children on the autism spectrum. Includes practical issues like education, diet and intervention options and also offers thought-provoking questions that offer the chance for readers to reflect on their own situation.
Categories: Psychology

Understanding Autism For Dummies

Understanding Autism For Dummies

Temple Grandin's recommended reading Specializing in autism spectrum
disorders These publishers provide other helpful. Dr. Temple ... A Treasure Chest
of Behavioral Strategies for Individuals with Autism (Future Horizons), by Beth ...

Author: Stephen Shore

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118053133

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 384

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Autism affects more than 1 million children and adults in the United States, and parents may be confused by the behavior of autistic children. This book provides help-and hope-by explaining the differences between various types of autism and delivering the lowdown on behavioral, educational, medical, other interventions. Featuring inspiring autism success stories as well as a list of organizations where people who support those with autism can go for additional help, it offers practical advice on how to educate children as well as insights on helping people with autism use their strengths to maximize their potential in life. Stephen Shore, EdD (Brookline MA), serves on the board for several autism spectrum-related organizations and he has written Beyond the Wall: Personal Experiences with Autism and Asperger Syndrome (1-931282-00-5) and edited Ask and Tell: Self Advocacy and Disclosure For People on the Autism Spectrum (1-931282-58-7). Linda G. Rastelli (Middletown, NJ) is a veteran journalist who specializes in health and business. Temple Grandin, PhD (Fort Collins, CO) is the author of the bestselling Thinking in Pictures (0-679-77289-8) and Emergence: Labeled Autistic (0-446-67182-7).
Categories: Family & Relationships

Educating Young Children with Autism Spectrum Disorders

Educating Young Children with Autism Spectrum Disorders

There is a significant gap between research and the methods employed in most
school systems, despite the plethora of research demonstrating the relation
between interventions and positive outcomes for children with autism. Future
research ...

Author: Erin E. Barton

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 9781628738544

Category: Education

Page: 336

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According to the CDC, one in fifty American children is diagnosed as having an autism spectrum disorder. This means more school-aged children are entering classrooms with ASDs and teachers are being called upon to help facilitate their learning. Educating Young Children with Autism Spectrum Disorders is aimed at providing strategies for teachers, school counselors, and psychologists to help address the needs of children on the spectrum, as well as their families. Erin E. Barton and Beth Harn draw on current research and practices to discuss the possible causes of autism and to help prepare educators not only for teaching children in the classroom but also for providing families with the tools necessary to continue the educational process at home. Included are topics such as: Improving communication and socialization Developing instructive lessons Assessing students' progress Including families in educational goals Finding students' special interests and using those to help facilitate learning Managing challenging behavior And more Including forms, charts, and a range of classroom activities, this is the only resource you will need to gain the insight and tools for making a difference in the educational lives of young children with autism.
Categories: Education

Realizing the College Dream with Autism Or Asperger Syndrome

Realizing the College Dream with Autism Or Asperger Syndrome

When he was first diagnosed with autism I began to worry about his future. Like
many parents when they first learn their child has a disability, I was immediately
afraid of what the future would be like for him. I realized that worrying about his ...

Author: Ann Palmer

Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers

ISBN: 9781843108016

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 176

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Palmer advises parents and professionals how to prepare the student for the transition from school and home life to a new environment and educational challenge, and how to support them through potential problems such as academic pressure, living away from home, social integration and appropriate levels of participation in college.
Categories: Family & Relationships

Autism Asperger s Sexuality

Autism Asperger s   Sexuality

... Asperger ' s and Self - Esteem , by Norm Ledgin ( 2002 , Future Horizons , Inc )
- - - - - - - - - - - Asperger ' s Syndrome and Adolescence - Practical Solutions for
School Success by Brenda Smith Myles ( 2001 , Autism Asperger ' s Publishing ...

Author: Jerry Newport

Publisher: Future Horizons

ISBN: 1885477880

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 168

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Many people on the spectrum never get "the talk" from their parents, and therefore suffer from "information deficit." This book goes a long way toward filling in the gaps in their knowledge. It takes a candid look at aspects of sex and relationships as they apply to people on the autism spectrum: building self-confidence, dating, personal grooming, cleanliness, and explicit advice on how to initiate sex with a partner. Also covered: avoiding pregnancy and STDs, dealing with rejection, how to build a loving relationship that includes sexual intimacy, and more. This is an everything-you-ever-wanted-to-know kind of book!
Categories: Health & Fitness

A History of Autism

A History of Autism

She did not mean that we had not made huge progress—she is remarkably
hopeful for the future—and she accepts that there were a couple of areas Kanner
got wrong, notably his failure to recognize cognitive impairments in the children.1
 ...

Author: Adam Feinstein

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9781444351675

Category: Psychology

Page: 400

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This unique book is the first to fully explore the history of autism - from the first descriptions of autistic-type behaviour to the present day. Features in-depth discussions with leading professionals and pioneers to provide an unprecedented insight into the historical changes in the perception of autism and approaches to it Presents carefully chosen case studies and the latest findings in the field Includes evidence from many previously unpublished documents and illustrations Interviews with parents of autistic children acknowledge the important contribution they have made to a more profound understanding of this enigmatic condition
Categories: Psychology