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      Autism and Physical Spaces

      Cool Down Spaces: Best Practices for Managing Challenging Behaviors in the Classroom or the Home

      Parents and teachers can feel confused and uncomfortable when students shout, cry, or act in ways that appear developmentally or culturally inappropriate. It’s helpful to learn who you can turn to for training or advice on behavior management and it’s equally useful to learn a few strategies to help children regulate their emotions and, in turn, their behaviors.

      Updated on 9/19/16 1:13 PM

      Updated by Briana Brukilacchio on 9/19/16 1:13 PM

      Health & Nutrition

      Autism & Transitions

      Advice for Parents and Caregivers

      6 Strategies to Prepare Your Child for Back to School, Haircuts, Hospital Visits, And More!

      Preparing Your Child with Autism for the New Year

      Activities that are comforting, thrilling, or intolerable to people with autism can vary considerably from what a neuro-typical child or adult may experience in the same situation. For example, haircuts or birthday parties can be extremely unpleasant. Carly Fleischmann, a woman with autism, wrote a book about her experiences and a team of talented disability rights allies helped her produce this video, demonstrating her experience within a coffee shop.

      Updated on 8/14/16 2:27 PM

      Updated by Briana Brukilacchio on 8/14/16 2:27 PM

      Inclusive Education

      Autism & Transitions

      Advice for Parents and Caregivers

      Transition: A Guide to College Readiness and Applications for Students with Autism

      Tips and Strategies for Transitioning to College with Autism

      Of the roughly 50,000 young Americans with autism who graduate from high school each year, less than 7,000 end up with a college degree (Wei et al 2015). This discouraging statistic has given rise to countless transition programs that we hope will allow more students to enroll in appropriate postsecondary programs, benefit from their time on campus, and enter rewarding careers. A series of steps from transition meetings to college admissions, outlined below, function as a roadmap for teens and parents who have set their sights on higher education.

      Updated on 7/1/16 11:54 AM

      Updated by Briana Brukilacchio on 7/1/16 11:54 AM

      About Autism

      Raising Money for Autism? Find Out Where Your Dollars Go

      Guidance on Raising Money for Autism Support

      If you are helping raise money for autism research, advocacy, or other programs related to autism, it is wise to follow the advice of Charity Navigator: Your Guide to Intelligent Giving. They recommend, at minimum, that at least 50% of money raised goes toward the actual program, and most types of charities stay upward of the 65 to 75% mark. But for some of the organizations listed below, money raised goes straight to staff and administrative costs because staff are involved in carrying out the mission of the organization, rather than just engaging in raising funds (such as research or lobbying efforts) - or because the organization is complex, has a large administrative structure, and is attempting to achieve many diverse.

      Updated on 6/8/16 2:04 PM

      Updated by Briana Brukilacchio on 6/8/16 2:04 PM

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