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TEACCH : Services Across the Lifespan for Individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorder
University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill
TEACCH (Treatment and Education of Autistic and Related Communication Handicapped Children) focuses on the person with autism and the development of a program around this person's skills, interests, and needs. Major priorites of TEACCH include centering on the individual, understanding autism, adopting appropriate adaptations, and a broadly-based intervention strategy, building on existing skills and interests. On the site are educational and communication approaches which are intended to enable individuals with autism to function as meaningfully and as independently as possible in the community. Current and past published research is made very easy to locate and training opportunities are offered.

Puberty and Adolescence Resource: A Guide for Parents of Adolescents with Autism Spectrum Disorder
Autism Speaks
This free PDF download offers advice for parents of pre-teens and teens with Autism Spectrum Disorder. The guide covers body changes, self-care and hygiene, public vs. private rules, staying safe: Strangers, secrets and touch, elopement, safety planning for increased aggression, and Internet safety. The information is thorough and understandable.

ABA Resources for Autism
Richard Saffran
The author of this site is the father whose son was diagnosed with Autism. This page is a collection of resources which parents of children with PDD, PDD-NOS, autism, Asperger's, or hyperlexia may find useful. All the information concerns a teaching method called applied behavior analysis (ABA) or behavioral intervention - often called the Lovaas method.




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