Tuesday, December 28, 2010

December Positive Autism News

Airport Check-in: Autistic kids learn about flying
By Roger Yu, USA TODAY

For Autistic Boy, Opera Is Dream Come True

Proudly autistic
By Angelo G. Garcia, Manila Bulletin

Taekwondo black belt an accomplishment for autistic girl, 8
By Dylan Scott, Las Vegas Sun

Autistic girl, 12, illustrates mother's book about condition with beautiful drawings of fairies and goblins
By Chris Brooke, Daily Mail

News Quote of the Month: “It was an experience for me. She taught me how to deal with people in different ways. Everyone doesn’t come out like a cookie factory” (Las Vegan Sun article).

Friday, December 17, 2010

"I Thought My Child Was Perfect...Until Somebody Told Me He Wasn't"

I came across this article today, a poignant look at one mother’s struggle with not letting a label effect her perception of her child’s unique and wonderful characteristics.


This topic reminds me of a great book for kids on the spectrum:
Different Like Me: My Book of Autism Heroes
Different Like Me: My Book of Autism Heroes

Wednesday, December 15, 2010

New Free Download - ABC Data Sheet

I've just added a new free resource to Positively Autism's collection. You can use the ABC data sheet for some of your data collection for conducting a functional analysis of behavior.

You can access the data sheet here: http://www.positivelyautism.com/free/03datasheets.html

For a brief tutorial about how to use an ABC data sheet, click here: http://appliedbehavioranalysis.blogspot.com/2007/05/abc-and-functional-behavior-assessment.html