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SAP to Recruit Workers with Autism

05/26/2013 – 4:49 pm |

A German software company, SAP has recently pledged to recruit employees on the autism spectrum. The company believes that it will diversify talents and has already run a successful pilot program. Read More…

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Temple Grandin Discusses Animals & Autism

03/14/2009 – 10:53 am |
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Terry Gross interviews Temple Grandin after the release of her latest book, Animals Make Us Human.

Thinking Inside the Box (part 1): The TEACCH Method

03/08/2009 – 1:31 am |
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Interventions for children with autism typically emphasize the interaction between the teacher and student. However, the learning environment-its structure, stimuli, and teaching materials-may also contribute to the effectiveness of interventions. Students with autism usually learn best in highly structured and predictable environments. University of North Carolina’s TEACCH program created a methodology for developing learning environments that reduce behavior problems and increase learning. However, educators should recognize that structured environments are only one piece of the array interventions necessary to teach students with autism.

Teaching Behavior: Autism Partnership Videos show ABA methods for children with autism

03/08/2009 – 1:03 am | 4 Comments
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Effective Behavior Intervention Plans (BIPS) are focused on teaching replacement behaviors. Videos clips from Autism Partnership show examples of how students are taught to identify and monitor their own behavior.

Sig Engelmann Explains History of Direct Instruction

02/10/2009 – 5:50 am |
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Sig Engelmann sat down with Geoff Colvin to discuss the history of direct instruction, the large-scale research conducted in the 1970’s, and his “unbiased” view of the state of education.

Obama’s Autism Agenda

02/08/2009 – 10:30 pm | One Comment
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So far, research for “the cure” has overshadowed research for effective teaching methods, both in dollars and public attention. Those of us who teach, support and assist people with autism (both children and adults) will have to work hard for our seat at the table.

Challenging the Assumptions of FBA-BIPs

02/05/2009 – 10:40 pm |
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Before helping children with behavior, we must first examine our assumptions about the purpose, process and product of a functional assessment & behavior intervention plan.

RTI & PBIS

02/04/2009 – 8:12 pm |
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Schoolwide Prevention Models include academic and behavioral strategies shown to address problems before they become serious. In practice, these strategies are often “siloed” into separate programs: RTI (Response to Intervention) focuses on academic interventions, usually reading.
PBIS (Positive Behavior Interventions and Support) focuses on behavior. The frameworks for both PBIS & RTI …

Autism Support at Three Tier

02/02/2009 – 11:57 pm |
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Three Tier Consulting offers training in effective interventions for children with autistic spectrum disorders. The strategies are behaviorally-based and address learning, communication and socialization. We assist schools and families using a “Blended Intervention Model” specific to the needs of the student. Whether you are developing home-based, …