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Asperger's Syndrome Resources
- AS or ADHD? - This article explains the differences between Asperger Syndrome and ADHD. The article goes in-depth to explore the traits of both Asperger Syndrome and ADHD.
- Teaching What Matters- Raising a child with Asperger’s Syndrome - This article was written by Dan Coulter who is a writer/producer of a series of Asperger Syndrome related videos. The article includes words of wisdom from his personal experience raising his son with Asperger Syndrome.
- Bully Free World - This website provides a Special Needs Toolkit, Parent Resources on Bullying, Educator Resources and Student Resources.
- Asperger Syndrome - This article, created by a medical professional, describes Asperger Syndrome and offers from suggestions regarding treatment and intervention. The article focuses on the effects children diagnosed with Asperger Syndrome convey. For parents, there is a detailed account of what average children with Asperger Syndrome experience in elementary school, the upper grades, and as they grow up.
- Pervasive Developmental Disorder: Asperger Syndrome - This report, compiled and edited by numerous medical professionals, details Asperger Syndrome’s effect on the physical and social attributes of an individual. The 2006 publication includes a brief history, physical findings, and social problems of Asperger Syndrome.
- “I Hate Change” Helping those with Asperger’s Syndrome Transition between Jobs Successfully - Following the theme of transitioning into adulthood, this testimonial describes the pressures of starting a new job with ASD. The guide describes certain tips to make the transition easier, such as finding co-workers you can trust, learning the rules of the workplace, and dressing appropriately. Also, there is a section about disclosing a disability in the workplace.
- Autism Speaks: Asperger Syndrome and High Functioning Autism Tool Kit- The Autism Speaks: Asperger Syndrome and High Functioning Autism Tool Kit is designed to assist families understand Asperger syndrome and help them to function on a week-by-week basis up to, and beyond, 100 days after the initial diagnosis. The 2010 manual is a designed to be a reference for immediate relatives of an individual recently diagnosed with Asperger Syndrome or a high functioning form of autism. The contents of The Autism Speaks: Asperger Syndrome and High Functioning Autism Tool Kit include: Symptoms and Causes, List of Strengths and Challenges, Executive Functioning and Theory of Mind, Diagnostic Overview, How are AS and HFA Different, You, Your Family and AS/HFA, Treatment and Interviews for AS/HFA, AS/HFA in the Classroom, and Transition into Adulthood. General information, such as a safety kit, useful forms, and a resource list are also included in this document.
- Getting Started: Introducing Your Child to His or Hear Diagnosis of Autism or Asperger Syndrome - Finding out that your child has been diagnosed with autism of Asperger Syndrome can be hard for a parent, but actually telling that child they have been diagnosed can be even harder. This article focuses on the who, what, why, when, and how of explaining the diagnosis of ASD to a child.
- Asperger’s Syndrome and Pursuing Eligibility for Services: The Case of the “Perfect Misplacement” - This article was written by professionals at the Yale Child Study Center. This brief article discusses the various ways Asperger Syndrome can be misdiagnosed and the resulting consequences.
- Blinded By Their Strengths: The Topsy-Turvy World of Asperger’s Syndrome - This article highlights some of the tribulations a child with Asperger Syndrome can undergo at school. The article also provides teachers and caregivers specific areas to develop in children with AS.
- Bridging the Gap: Students on Spectrum Find Hope After High School - This brochure discusses the advantages of enrolling individuals with Asperger Syndrome and other learning differences into a College Internship Program. Many colleges lack the necessary resources to allow for individuals with Asperger Syndrome to thrive academically, psychologically, and socially. College Internship Programs’ offer resources to help with life skills, such as organization, proper diet, and sociability.
- Asperger Syndrome-Classroom Success Next Year - This article was written by Dan Coulter who is the producer of “Asperger Syndrome: Success in the Mainstream Classroom”. The article is directed towards parents of children with Asperger Syndrome and preaches the importance of participating in their child’s education. The article includes steps towards creating an evaluation of the good and the bad, how to create and implement an ideal education program based on that evaluation, and who to seek out to enforce your desired education plan.
- College Planning for the High Functioning Student with Autism - This light-hearted article is a testimonial of Lars Perner, an assistant professor of clinical marketing at the Marshall School of Business at the time of this article’s publication. He describes being diagnosed with Asperger Syndrome years after college graduation. The article is designed to be a guide for preparing individuals with autism spectrum disorders for college. The topics include preparing for classes and living away from home.
- Educating the Student with Asperger Syndrome - This document lists the learning and behavioral characteristics of students with Asperger Syndrome and strategies for teachers to combat these difficulties. Categories include difficulties with language, impairment in social interaction, academic difficulties, and several more. Each category includes numerous bullet points for identifying and solving behavioral problems.
- Lessons Learned from First Year of College - This article is a testimonial of a mother of a child with Asperger Syndrome. This articles details all the important preparations needed to send a child with Asperger Syndrome to college. The article is directed towards parents and gives instructions on how to cope with all the new changes that an individual with Asperger Syndrome may encounter.
- Students with Asperger’s Syndrome in General Education Classrooms - This article demonstrates the characteristics of Asperger’s Syndrome and interventions teachers can implement to help educate these students in general classroom settings. The latter half of this article discusses the Academics, Behavior, and Communications, or ABCs, intervention plan, and the different strategies teachers can use to help students with ASD function within the classroom.
- Supporting Students with Asperger’s Syndrome who Present Behavioral Challenges - This article investigates the general characteristics of Asperger’s Syndrome and questions to ask when conducting a functional behavioral assessment. The article also discusses some of the strategies for positively affecting behavior, such as antecedent/setting event strategies, alternative skills training, and consequence strategies.
- Understanding the Student with Asperger's Syndrome: Guidelines for Teachers - This article, written by Karen Williams of the Univeristy of Michigan, focuses on different suggestions for educating individuals with ASD. The following categories within the article provide programming, or teaching, suggestions for the symptoms of ASD: Insistence on Sameness, Impairment in Social Interaction, Restricted Range of Interests, Poor Concentration, Poor Motor Coordination, Academic Difficulties, and Emotional Vulnerability.
- Asperger Syndrome - This widely circulated article was written by Rosalyn Lord, a parent of a child with Asperger Syndrome. The article details her experiences raising her child. She is not licensed to give treatments for Asperger Syndrome, but the strategies she implements have proven beneficial for her and others.
- AspergerExperts.com - Hayden Mears & Danny Raede, both diagnosed with Aspergers, created Asperger Experts to help parents understand their Aspergers child, and help people with Aspergers understand themselves and personal development strategies so they can live the life they want to live. They do this through their own experience of growing up with Aspergers, as well as their deep study of personal growth principles.