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Autism

According to the CDC, about 1 in 88 children has been identified with an autism spectrum disorder (ASD). Here are resources that can help.

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12 Things I'd Like Teachers to Understand about Autism

Lisa Smith, the mother of seven, two with special needs, blogs about her experiences with her son Tate, who has autism.

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The Autism Teacher Blog

Nicole Mays talks about teaching students with Autism. Includes personal insights and helpful ideas. Highly recommended.

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Autism Resources

A go to place from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services for resources on everything from the latest news to therapy and coping information.

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Autism Speaks' School Community Tool Kit

This kit provides helpful information about students with autism, along with tools and strategies to achieve positive interactions and increase learning for all members of the school community.

With input from respected experts in the field of autism and special education, and experienced parents, caregivers and teachers, the kit includes an introduction to autism and specific strategies for supporting students.

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CDC on Autism Spectrum Disorders

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention also has a range of resources on Autism at the web site. Their Free Materials link includes posters, charts and booklets for both teachers & parents.

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