School Community Tool Kit (Autism Speaks) 2012

Description:

The purpose of this kit is to provide helpful information about your students with autism and tools and strategies to achieve positive interactions and increase learning for all members of the school community.

With help from respected experts in the field of autism and special education, and experienced parents, caregivers and teachers, we’ve included an introduction to autism and specific strategies for supporting students.

About the School Community Tool Kit
Information about the resources included, a section on how to use the tool kit, a note to families and caregivers, an "About Me" profile form, and more.

About Autism
Information about autism, Asperger Syndrome, social symptoms, physical and medical issues, additional challanges and unique abilities that may accompany autism.
Click here to view the "Autism Basics" brochure from the tool kit.
Click here to view the "Asperger's Syndrome Basics" brochure from the tool kit.

The School Community
Autism and Asperger Syndrome Basics brochures, and information for classmates, teachers, school administrators, paraprofessionals, bus drivers/transportation supervisors, custodial staff, lunch and recess aides, office staff, peers, nurses and security officers. 

Educating Students with Autism
Information about about the rights of students with autism, instructional methods in teaching students, assistive technologies, therapies used, and ideas for a team approach.

Supporting Learning in the Student with Autism
Information about supporting communication, organizational and sensory needs, improving social interaction and development, ideas for preventing behavior, and more.

Web, Print and Video Resources
A list of various resources for all members of the school community.

Appendix
Insights, strategies, assessments, handbooks, and lots more!

Attachment(s):
Tag(s): Assistive Technology Autism Spectrum Disorder Behavior Challenging Behavior Collaboration Communication - AT Communication/Language Curriculum/Instructional Methods Disability Characteristics Elementary General Education High School Middle School Paraprofessional Parent/Family Related Services Speech/Language Impairment