Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) Overview and Fact Sheet

Whether you are a general educator, paraprofessional, or member of school support staff, this resource will help build awareness and understanding of the special needs and circumstances required by children and teens with Autism Spectrum Disorder.
This resource provides a simple, easy-to-understand overview of Autism Spectrum Disorder in children, adolescents, and teens. Written for general education teachers, parents, and paraprofessionals, it covers the functional definition of ASD, includes information on the prevalence in children and teens, and provides a comprehensive list of behaviors, symptoms, and diagnostic information. Authored by Dr. Janine Stichter, a leading expert on Autism Spectrum Disorder, this overview makes understanding this complicated disorder easy and accessible.
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iSocial research-based autism resources   


This resource was developed and provided by iSocial, the University of Missouri, and the Thompson Center for Autism and Neurodevelopmental Disorders. The 32 lessons developed as part of this research-based collaboration have proven efficacy in helping children with autism develop socialization skills. Seven years of research and studies in 60 schools show that significant improvements can be made. For more information on how you can help children with autism and support school requirements, please visit the iSocial website.

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