A typical school day can be difficult for students with autism. They often struggle with communication and transitions, and crowded school hallways and different class schedules present challenges.
School districts need all the resources they can get if they are to best support students with autism and the teachers who are with those students each day.
Many educators—general classroom teachers and special educators as well—also are looking for resources to help neuro-typical students better their peers with autism.
1. The Autistic Brain by Dr. Temple Grandin
School administrators are seeking a deeper understanding and new strategies to serve a growing population of students with autism. An overburdened system and the Common Core’s emphasis on language and communications skills has created a sense of urgency to find the best approaches to giving them appropriate access to the curriculum.
2. Uniquely Human: A Different Way to See Autism and Create Pathways to Success by Dr. Barry Prizant
Providing services for children with autism is a growing challenge. Special educators and families are hungry for advice and encouragement. Autism is usually portrayed as a checklist of deficits: difficulties interacting with others, sensory challenges, and repetitive—sometimes disruptive—behaviors. Therapy has focused on eliminating “autistic” symptoms. Now there’s a different perspective and a new approach.