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Organization for Autism Research, 2018
This guide prominently engages the voices of people on the autism spectrum as well as highly qualified professionals to provide information and tips vital to promoting success in higher education for people on the autism spectrum in three major areas: transition to higher education, attending college, and, finally, transitioning out of college…
Descriptors: Autism, Pervasive Developmental Disorders, College Students, College Readiness
Ziegert, Amanda – Organization for Autism Research, 2014
No parental instinct is as intense and fundamental as protecting one's child from harm. For parents of children with autism, safety risks become magnified because of challenges resulting from fixations with narrow interests, limited situational awareness, and sensory and communication issues. So why should parents expect to do it all alone? We…
Descriptors: Autism, Pervasive Developmental Disorders, Child Safety, Prevention
Organization for Autism Research (NJ3), 2013
The DVD, a key component of the "Autism in the Schoolhouse" initiative, is designed to provide general education teachers with strategies for supporting their middle and high school students with autism. It was produced by the Organization for Autism Research (OAR) in collaboration with Fairfax County (VA) Public Schools, and made possible by…
Descriptors: Public Schools, Autism, Video Technology, Student Characteristics
Organization for Autism Research (NJ1), 2012
People with autism are increasingly finding meaningful work and proving that with the right opportunities and proper support, they can be successful in a variety of positions. More and more employers find that individuals on the autism spectrum are productive employees who possess specialized skills, are detail oriented, and excel at managing…
Descriptors: Autism, Employees, Employer Employee Relationship, Supervisor Supervisee Relationship
Organization for Autism Research (NJ1), 2012
As any parent of a child with autism knows, your life changes and you take on new roles after your child receives a diagnosis of autism. Ready or not, you are now expected to be an expert on interventions, support professionals, and special education. Suddenly, your concerns and worries are different from the parents around you. While they may be…
Descriptors: Disabilities, Special Education, Related Services (Special Education), Autism
Organization for Autism Research (NJ3), 2011
College can be a trying time in any individual's life. For adults with Asperger Syndrome this experience can be overwhelming. This title in the new DVD series Asperger Syndrome and Adulthood focuses on educating professors, teaching assistants, and others on what it means to be a college student on the spectrum and how they might best be able to…
Descriptors: Asperger Syndrome, Self Advocacy, Video Technology, Teaching Assistants
Alexander, Katie C.; Clemens, Erin M.; Gilbert, Marilyn; McBreen, Joseph – Organization for Autism Research (NJ1), 2010
Autism presents parents and families with many challenges under normal circumstances. Autism in a military family magnifies many of those challenges and adds a few more that are unique to the demands of military life and service, further complicating an already complex neurobiological disorder. Military sources indicate that more than 13,000…
Descriptors: Access to Information, Autism, Military Personnel, Guides
Gavin-Evans, Karen M.; Owings-Fonner, Nicole M.; Ziegert, Amanda K.; Carr, Colleen M.; Thomas, Tina S. – Organization for Autism Research (NJ1), 2008
"A Parent's Guide to Assessment" is the fifth volume in the "Life Journey through Autism" series published by the Organization for Autism Research (OAR). It is intended to remove the mystery surrounding assessment, provide parents with a practical understanding of the assessment process, equip them as a parent with the knowledge and confidence to…
Descriptors: Parent Materials, Autism, Parents, Evaluation Methods
Holtz, Kristen D.; Owings, Nicole M.; Ziegert, Amanda K. – Organization for Autism Research (NJ1), 2006
The transition from school to adulthood is a pivotal time in the lives of all students. For a student with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD), change of any kind can be challenging. A transition as momentous as this can seem daunting indeed. Thoughtful planning, good information, and open communication will help parents work with their young adult and…
Descriptors: Transitional Programs, Education Work Relationship, Autism, Pervasive Developmental Disorders
Myles, Brenda Smith; Hagen, Kristen; Holverstott, Jeanne; Hubbard, Anastasia; Adreon, Diane; Trautman, Melissa – Organization for Autism Research (NJ1), 2005
The purpose of this guide is to help educators understand and be able to respond effectively to the needs of children with Asperger Syndrome in an inclusive classroom setting. This guide is meant to orient educators to the challenges and skills of students with Asperger Syndrome and outline strategies that can be easily implemented to meet their…
Descriptors: Individualized Education Programs, Asperger Syndrome, Individualized Programs, Individualized Instruction
Organization for Autism Research (NJ1), 2004
The goals of this guide are to: (1) Educate teachers and help them prepare for having a student with autism in their classroom; (2) Emphasize the critical importance of communication and collaboration with the parents of their student with autism; (3) Support the creation of an inclusive environment for all the learners in their classroom; and (4)…
Descriptors: Autism, Teacher Competencies, Special Needs Students, Inclusive Schools
Rao, Patricia A.; Holtz, Kristen D.; Ziegert, Amanda; Brown, Shana – Organization for Autism Research (NJ1), 2003
Parents of children with autism face many challenges that arise from the practical, day-to-day issues of living with autism. The specific goals of this guide are to help parents: (1) Find information about autism; (2) Distinguish between research-based and non-research-based information; (3) Become savvy consumers of information by giving them the…
Descriptors: Parent Materials, Autism, Parents, Child Rearing