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Accepting change in routines

The topic of this five-step lesson is accepting change in routines. Steps include explaining the goal with visual support, reading a short story, modelling and reinforcing, role-play and reinforcement, and promoting generalization. Read More

Target goal

Read the excerpt and discover how to teach how to set priorities, identify distractors, and monitor progress. The skills in this chapter will help those with ASD make conscious choices about when to work toward a goal and when to just have fun. Read More

The rest of the family

Read the excerpt and learn more about family issues that often arise when a child has an ASD. This chapter focuses on the impact a child with an ASD has on marital relationships, sibling relationships, grandparents and other extended family members, friendships, as well as strangers and aquaintances. Read More

Tips for helping children with autism practice eye contact

Many children with autism do not consistently look at others when communicating, which affects their ability to receive important nonverbal information from the speaker and also may affect the other speaker’s motivation to interact. Download this tip sheet for ideas you can incorporate into a child's routine to teach that eye contact can result in something pleasurable and meaningful. Read More

Playing with your child with ASD

Use these practical tips to make playtime with your child with ASD enjoyable for everyone. The tips were gathered from Let's Talk, a practical guide for parents of young children with autism. Read More