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      Leslie Stebbins, M.Ed. M.L.I.S.

      Leslie Stebbins, M.Ed. M.L.I.S.

      Leslie Stebbins has more than twenty-five years of experience in higher education with a background in library and information science, instructional design, research, and teaching. She has a Masters in Education from the Technology Innovation & Education Program at the Harvard Graduate School of Education and a Masters in Information Science from Simmons College. For twenty years she created and led information literacy and research skills programs for students and faculty at Brandeis University. Currently she is the Director for Research at Consulting Services for Education (CS4Ed). Her clients both at CS4Ed and as an independent consultant have included Harvard University, the California State University Chancellor's Office, the U.S. Department of Education, Facing History and Ourselves, Tufts University, and the Joan Ganz Cooney Center. She is the author of numerous articles and four books including Finding Reliable Information Online: Adventures of an Information Sleuth. For more about Leslie visit LeslieStebbins.com.

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      Social Stories: Helping Children with Autism Understand Social Situations

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      Topics: Autism and Language, Advice for Parents and Caregivers, ARIS Autism Curriculum, Elementary (4-12), Activity Sheets

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      Autism Learning Line (A.L.L.): An Online Community for All Who Are Touched by Autism

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      Topics: Autism and Language, Advice for Parents and Caregivers, COVID-19 Emergency Response, Parents, Articles

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      Follow Your Passion: 5 Steps to Finding the Best Career Match for a Young Adult with Autism

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      Topics: Autism & Transitions, Autism & Career Options, Young Adult (18-21), Adult (22+), Articles

      Recognition of Stages Learning Materials Contributions & Excellence

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      A New Curriculum for All Children with Autism

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      Topics: About Autism, ARIS Autism Curriculum, Parents, Articles

      Language Builder ARIS Complete Autism Curriculum

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      A New Curriculum for Autism: ARIS

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      Topics: Early Childhood Education, Inclusive Education, Parents, Articles

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      The Most Popular Action and Movement Songs for Children with Autism

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      Topics: Early Childhood Education, Autism and Language, Autism and Physical Spaces, Infant/Toddler (0-3), Elementary (4-12), Articles

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      Topics: Que es Autismo?, Teaching with Pictures, Elementary (4-12), Articles

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      The Therapeutic Power of Pets for Children with Autism

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      Topics: About Autism, Infant/Toddler (0-3), Elementary (4-12), Teen (13-17)

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      Grandparent's Guide to Shopping for a Grandchild who has Autism

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      Topics: About Autism, Advice for Parents and Caregivers, Parents, Articles

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      How to Enjoy the Holidays with a Loved One Who Has Autism

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      Topics: About Autism, Advice for Parents and Caregivers

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      Autism Parents: How Do You Rate on Self-Care?

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      Topics: About Autism, Health & Nutrition, Advice for Parents and Caregivers, Parents, Articles

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      A Closer Look: Pivotal Response Training (PRT)

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      Topics: Autism Treatment Options, Infant/Toddler (0-3), Elementary (4-12)

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      A Closer Look: Early Intensive Behavioral Intervention (EIBI)

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      Topics: Autism Treatment Options, Infant/Toddler (0-3)

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      Effective Treatment for Autism: It’s Never Too Early to Start

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      Topics: Autism Treatment Options, Parents, Articles