Making Visual Supports Work in the Home and Community: Strategies for Individuals with Autism and Asperger Syndrome
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Making Visual Supports Work in the Home and Community: Strategies for Individuals with Autism and Asperger Syndrome

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Publication Date:
April 20, 2000
Print Length:
40 pages

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The importance of visual supports is undeniable. Making Visual Supports Work in the Home and Community Strategies for Individuals With Autism and Asperger Syndrome contains step-by-step directions and accompanying pictures to help families and individuals with ASD create visual supports that work across many settings. Visual supports give children more control over their environment, resulting in less frustration and demonstration of problem behaviors. Make the world visual for visual learners!

Editorial Reviews


We are delighted with Savner and Myles' family resource, MAKING VISUAL SUPPORTS WORK IN THE HOME AND COMMUNITY. The format is visually engaging as well as functionally relevant for a wide variety of activities of daily living. This is a resource we are anxious to share with families as well as community service providers. --Katheryn H. Otto and Phoebe Rinkel, inclusion facilitators

This invaluable how-to manual is loaded with simple, practical (and brilliant!) ideas that can be immediately added to any parent's 'bag of tricks' to help their child navigate more easily through both home and community. --Cherry Saltzman, director, Autism Resource Network

MAKING VISUAL SUPPORTS WORK IN THE HOME AND COMMUNITY 'walks the talk'. I makes using visual simple and understandable for typicals, so that we can support our friends with autism. --Julie A. Donnelly, PhD, autism consultant

About the Author

Jennifer Savner, M.S. is a behavioral consultant for Shawnee Mission Public Schools, Shawnee Mission Kansas, and has extensive teaching experience with children and youth with autism and Asperger syndrome.
Brenda Smith Myles Ph.D., a consultant with the Ziggurat Group, the National Professional Development Center on Autism Spectrum Disorders, and the Education and Treatment Services Project for Military Dependent Children with Autism, was the recipient of the Autism Society of America s Outstanding Professional Award; the Princeton Fellowship Award; and the Council for Exceptional Children, Division on Developmental Disabilities Burton Blatt Humanitarian Award. She has written over 150 articles and books on autism spectrum disorders, including Asperger Syndrome and Difficult Moments: Practical Solutions for Tantrums, Rage, and Meltdowns (with Southwick) and Asperger Syndrome and Adolescence: Practical Solutions for School Success (with Adreon). The latter was the winner of the Autism Society of America s Outstanding Literary Work. Brenda has made over 500 presentations all over the world, and served as the co-chair of the National ASD Teacher Standards Committee. Myles is also on the executive boards of several organizations, including the Organization for Autism Research and Maap Services Inc. In addition, she was recently acknowledged as the second most productive applied researcher in ASD in the world from 1997 to 2004.

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