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Autism Resources and Community (ARC)

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      Advice for Parents and Caregivers

      Interviews from the Field

      Professional Hope: One Mother’s Story of Gratitude for the Specialists that Support Parents of Children with Autism

      "I have assessed and treated a great number of families affected by ASD...What I can say is this: When parents can move through the emotion and identify...the strengths in their child and in themselves, they are then able to consider the numerous options they have to support their family. When it comes to treating autism, it takes a community. When parents create the community they need for themselves and their families, they realize they are not alone. It instills hope and it is like watching a rainbow after a storm, which is the most rewarding part of the work." -- Aimee Adray Drescher, Ph.D., former Director of Psychological Services and a clinical psychologist for Unison Health in Ohio.


      Updated on 6/7/20 8:42 PM

      Updated by Heidi Ellis on 6/7/20 8:42 PM

      Inclusive Education

      Advice for Parents and Caregivers

      Strategies for Homeschooling Children with Autism: You Can do This!

      Teaching children with autism even the most basic skills can feel daunting to a home schooling parent or even, at times, an autism professional. For instance, we may attempt to teach a child for the hundredth time to wipe her mouth with a napkin, but then…drum roll...She goes for the shirt again! The good news is practical measures exist that can renew our confidence and sense of composure while facing teaching challenges that are sure to arise. A new curriculum, ARIS, can also provide support by walking parents through using Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) to teach children new skills, even parents with little or no ABA experience. 

      Updated on 2/23/20 10:59 PM

      Updated by Heidi Ellis on 2/23/20 10:59 PM

      About Autism

      Advice for Parents and Caregivers

      Reconocer los Signos y Sintomas del Autismo

      Saber qué Buscar con el Autismo

      ¿Alguna vez se ha preocupado de que su hijo muestre síntomas de autismo, pero no tenía a quién acudir y no entendía cómo obtener un diagnóstico y asegurarse de que su hijo reciba la ayuda que necesita?

      No hay necesidad de preocuparse, porque con todos los recursos disponibles siempre es posible determinar si vale la pena investigar más sus temores, y descubrirá que existen muchas maneras de ayudar a su hijo.

      Updated on 9/7/19 7:10 AM

      Updated by Heidi Ellis on 9/7/19 7:10 AM

      Early Childhood Education

      Autism and Language

      Advice for Parents and Caregivers

      Strategies for Promoting Sensory Integration in Writing

      Sensory struggles in a child with autism can hinder his or her ability to grasp a writing implement and to use it correctly. But some marvelous strategies exist that can help children learn to write: countering “floppy” muscle tone, varying implement thickness, trying different implement tips to reduce noise issues, and repetition with different implements are all strategies that can help children with autism and/or sensory integration issues.

      Updated on 6/2/19 11:39 AM

      Updated by Heidi Ellis on 6/2/19 11:39 AM

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