About This Chapter
Supporting Students with Autism Outside the Classroom - Chapter Summary
A great way for educators to provide support to students with Autism Spectrum Disorders is to seek assistance outside the classroom. Review lessons in this chapter to understand how to build support for your students with ASDs. Topics covered include the following:
- Strategies for early intervention of children with autism
- How to partner with families of students with ASDs
- Tips for partnering with service and medical professionals to help students with ASDs
- How to encourage the community to include and accept children with Autism Spectrum Disorders
- Groups advocating for individuals with autism
Enjoy the ability to access lessons in this chapter in the classroom, at home or anywhere with an Internet connection. Test your knowledge of lesson concepts by taking short lesson quizzes and a chapter exam.
How It Helps
- Provides strategies: Strategies available in this chapter enable you to identify the need and provide early intervention for students with Autism Spectrum Disorders.
- Offers resources: Lessons provide access to resources like autism advocacy groups that are dedicated to ensuring individuals with ASDs get the services they need.
- Strengthens students support: By learning the steps you can take to reach out to and partner with families and communities, you can increase support for your students with ASDs.
By the end of this chapter, you will be prepared to do the following:
- Utilize best practices in early intervention care for your students with Autism Spectrum Disorders
- Work with the families of your students with ASDs
- Get service and medical professionals involved to provide additional support for your students
- Promote in your classroom and at the community level the inclusion and acceptance of students with ASDs
- Identify the autism advocacy groups that can help you better support your students
1. Early Intervention Strategies for Children with Autism
Research shows that early intervention is key in child development, especially for students with special needs. This lesson provides examples of early intervention strategies for students with an autism diagnosis.
2. Partnering with Families of Students with Autism Spectrum Disorders
Students diagnosed with autism spectrum disorders (ASD) have challenges succeeding in school. Teachers, as well as other professionals, need to partner with these students' families to help increase student success.
3. Partnering with Service & Medical Professionals for Students with Autism Spectrum Disorders
A wide range of professionals often work with students with Autism Spectrum Disorders. In this lesson you will find ideas for teachers to work with these professionals to provide students with the best possible education.
4. Community Inclusion of Individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorders
This lesson will provide you with some strategies that promote inclusion and acceptance of children with autism spectrum disorders. Also included are examples for implementing the strategies at the school and community levels.
5. Autism Advocacy Groups
If you care about autism or you're a member of a family that has been impacted by autism, you'll want to keep yourself informed about available services. Autism advocacy groups work year round to create and sustain programs that lead to more awareness and provide information on things like jobs, housing and education. Read on to learn more about some of the services they provide.
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Other chapters within the Teaching Students with Autism Spectrum Disorders course
- Overview of Autism Spectrum Disorders
- Common Behaviors & Comorbidities of Autism Spectrum Disorders
- Behavioral Interventions for Students with Autism Spectrum Disorders
- Classroom Interventions for Students with Autism Spectrum Disorders
- Developing Communication & Social Skills of Students with Autism
- Building Self-Management Skills of Students with Autism Spectrum Disorders