Out and About: Preparing Children with Autism Spectrum Disorders to Participate in Their Communities
- AAPC Publishing
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- Publication Date:
- July 2, 2007
- Print Length:
- 78 pages
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Out and About: Preparing Children With Autism Spectrum Disorders to Participate in their Communities is a short, to-the-point resource that is sure be used repeatedly by parents and educators. It focuses on everyday events and how to support individuals on the autism spectrum to be active participants in the world around them. Created as a blueprint to be filled in according the child's strengths and needs and the event being planned, the framework lists ten areas that have been identified in best practice as effective supports for children with an autism spectrum disorder. These include a waiting plan, communication supports, social intervention, visual need, hidden curriculums, rules, sensory support, motivation, behavior supports, transitions tools, and considerations for siblings or other students. The individualized blueprint will become second nature to its users as they become more familiar with the support the child needs and, therefore, serve as an indispensable tool in everyday life.
In my work in an inclusive school setting and with my own children on the spectrum, I am always searching for resources that are easy to read and understand, simple to implement and provide functional tools to assist a child's team. OUT AND ABOUT is all of that and so much more. I was thrilled to see so many practical strategies included into the comprehensive Blueprint. Anyone involved with child on the spectrum would benefit from this book. --Jen Blackwell, special ed paraeducator, co-founder of Autism Notes
Families and community partners dream of our children with ASD having meaningful and successful experiences in our communities. Without effective tools to support them, we can leave discouraged and wondering it our dreams can become reality. The Blueprint in OUT AND ABOUT helps us be thoughtful about planning for success and increases our confidence that our dreams will come true. --Angelia Parsons, MSW, counselor and parent of a child with ASD