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Summer Camp

April 11, 2011 44 comments

Welcome to this installment of ‘Topic of the Week.’ These topics stem from submissions from our community. If there is anything in particular that you would like to see featured, please contact us!

Choosing the right summer camp for an individual with autism can be a challenging task. How do you choose a camp? What is important to you when choosing a summer camp?

For more information about the Autism Speaks Baker Summer Camp program, please visit here.


Social Skills and Autism

March 28, 2011 36 comments

Welcome to this installment of ‘Topic of the Week.’ These topics stem from submissions from our community. If there is anything in particular that you would like to see featured, please contact us!

People on the autism spectrum often have issues with social interactions. Often, a person on the spectrum has difficulty with basic social skills. How do you work on your social skills or the skills of your child? What tips do you have and what strategies do you use to improve this skill set?

For more information on social skills, including information from experts, teachers, and families, along with useful resources to help enhance your family member’s opportunities to be part of the community please visit this installment of Community Connections.

Special Talents

March 21, 2011 75 comments

Welcome to this installment of ‘Topic of the Week.’ These topics stem from submissions from our community. If there is anything in particular that you would like to see featured, please contact us!

Do you or your child posses any special talents? What traits, stemming from an autism spectrum diagnosis, set you or a loved on apart?

Go ahead, brag away! We want can’t wait to hear!


Technology and Autism

March 7, 2011 75 comments

Welcome to this installment of ‘Topic of the Week.’ These topics stem from submissions from our community. If there is anything in particular that you would like to see featured, please contact us!

Have you, or someone you know on the spectrum, used assistive technology to help communicate? Are there any applications you favor? What are some pros and cons of using assistive technology for those on the spectrum?

In this coming week’s ‘Community Connections,’ Family Services will devote a newsletter to technology and autism. Signup and receive here!

What are your IEP Goals?

February 28, 2011 76 comments

Welcome to this installment of ‘Topic of the Week.’ These topics stem from submissions from our community. If there is anything in particular that you would like to see featured, please contact us!

Are you worried about your child not making progress this summer? How will you keep your child academically engaged during summer? What are extended school year options?

What are your IEP(Individualized Education Program) goals? Do you have a particular set of social and academic goals? Have you or your child reached the goals established? What has your experience been?

*Individual Education Program is a document that spells out you or your child’s needs and how these needs will be met. The IEP describes your child’s strengths and weaknesses, sets goals and objectives, and details how these can be met. It is almost entirely related to how the needs of your child will be met within the context of the school district and within school walls.

For more information click here, to know your child’s rights.

How do you manage meltdowns?

February 22, 2011 255 comments

We are starting a new feature, ‘Topic of the Week.’ These topics stem from submissions from our community. If there is anything in particular that you would like to see featured, please contact us!

How do you manage public meltdowns? What strategies do you have for coping? Do you enlist other people or things around you for help or comfort? What ways do you sooth your child or yourself?

How has autism affected your marriage?

February 14, 2011 168 comments

We are starting a new feature, ‘Topic of the Week.’ These topics stem from submissions from our community. If there is anything in particular that you would like to see featured, please contact us!

How has autism affected your marriage? Has it distanced you and your spouse or have you been brought closer? If you aren’t married, has it impacted a relationship with your boyfriend or girlfriend? Share with us your experience.

How do you or your child respond to a change in daily routine?

February 7, 2011 64 comments

We are starting a new feature, ‘Topic of the Week.’ These topics stem from submissions from our community. If there is anything in particular that you would like to see featured, please contact us!

How do you respond to a change in daily routine? What strategies help you deal with the change? Share your story with us.

What types of behavior therapy have you tried?

January 31, 2011 120 comments

We are starting a new feature, ‘Topic of the Week.’ These topics stem from submissions from our community. If there is anything in particular that you would like to see featured, please contact us!

What types of behavior therapy have you tried? What kind of results have you seen? Which were successful and which were unsuccessful?

How has autism impacted relationships between siblings?

January 24, 2011 93 comments

We are starting a new feature, ‘Topic of the Week.’ These topics stem from submissions from our community. If there is anything in particular that you would like to see featured, please contact us!

How has autism impacted relationships between siblings? What has been your experience? As a parent what is the nature of your childrens’ relationship?
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