What is Autism?
Autism, or autism spectrum disorder, is a complex disorder of brain development usually diagnosed in children between two and three years of age... What is Autism (full article)
What is Aspergerís Syndrome?
Aspergerís Syndrome, named after Hans Asperger who first described the disorder, is a condition that delays the development of many basic skills. Usually children are first diagnosed with this disorder anywhere between the ages of two and six... What is Aspergerís Syndrome? (full article)
Is Autism an Epidemic?
Current studies conducted by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention show that 1 out of every 88 children
in the United States are being diagnosed with autism. With statistics that high, we are now seeing over one
million children directly affected by autism. The effects of autism are prevalent Ė that much is true.
So, is it safe to assume that Autism is an epidemic? Is Autism an Epidemic? (full article)
Tips for Teachers: Help Students with Aspergerís Syndrome Succeed
Children with Aspergerís Syndrome often offer a certain challenge to a teacher within a classroom setting.
Although these children quite often are academically talented, they still can be challenged in areas such as
sensory needs, focus issues, and frustration...
Tips for Teachers: Help Students with Aspergerís Syndrome Succeed (full article)
Activities To Do With a Child with Autism
Often times, parents, teachers, and caregivers to children with autism put so much time and energy into the
education and organization of the lives of the children they care for, that they can forget that these children
need fun in their lives just as much as structure. Children with Autism need to enjoy themselves and participate
in various activities just as much as any other child...
Activities To Do With a Child with Autism (full article)
Tips for Teachers: Help Students with Autism Succeed
When you are teaching students with autism, always take into consideration a studentís social ability, communication capabilities, as well as special academic needs. In order to aid a student with problems in these areas, a teacher must be able to provide accommodations as well as understanding in order to keep structure in the classroom...
Tips for Teachers: Help Students with Autism Succeed (full article)
A Typical School Day
Diane has written a chapter on "A Typical School Day" for the book "The Pyramid Approach to Education in Autism."
Lesson Plan Collection
Diane has written many of the lesson plans for preschool aged children that were published in the book "The Pyramid Approach to Education: Lesson Plans for Young Children Volume One."