IT IS AN EXCITING TIME AT THE CARRINGTON AUTISM RESOURCE CENTER!!
We have added the following 23 books to our shelves:
Asperger's Syndrome - What Teachers Need to Know (Matt Winter with Clare Lawrence)
Business for Aspies (Ashley Stanford)
Exploring Feelings for Young Children with High-Functioning Autism or Asperger's Disorder (Angela Scarpa, Anthony Wells and Tony Attwood)
Getting Into the Game - Sports Programs for Kids with Autism (Veronica Smith and Stephanie Patterson)
Helping Students Take Control of Everyday Executive Functions (Paula Moraine)
I AM Special (Peter Vermeulen)
Letters to the Homefront (John Clements)
Life After High School (Susan Yellin and Christina Cacioppo Bertsch)
Made for Good Purpose (Michael P. McMammon)
Managing Meltdowns (Lipsky and Will Richards)
Navigating the Social World (Jeanette McAfee)
Ready, Set, Potty! (Brenda Batts)
Realizing the College Dream with Autism or Asperger Syndrome (Ann Palmer)
Sexuality and Relationship Education for Children and Adolescents with Autism Spectrum Disorders (Davida Hartman)
Sexuality and Severe Autism (Kate E. Reynolds)
The Asperkid's Launch Pad (Jennifer Cook O'Toole)
The Asperkid's (Secret) Book of Social Rules (Jennifer Cook O'Toole)
The Complete Guide to Creating A Special Needs Life Plan (Hal Wright)
The Complete Guide to Getting a Job for People with Aspeger's Syndrome (Barbara Bissonnette)
The Comprehensive Guide to Special Education Law (George Giuliani)
The Parent's Guide to In-Home ABA Programs (Elle Olivia Johnson)
The Survival Guide for Kids with Autism Spectrum Disorders (And Their Parents) (Verdick and Reeve)
When the School Says No...How to Get the Yes!
- First Then
- Model me Going Places 2
- Sentence Builder for iPad
- iDress for Winter
- Visual Impact
- Off We Go
- Fizz Brain
- School Skills
- Sosh: Improving Social Skills
New at the Library
Linked here are the most recent WorldCat sources available to the Averett University Community.
A great resource for educators, behavior specialists, early interventionists, SLPs, occupational therapists, and families, this reader-friendly pocket guide is the perfect introduction to PRT, the popular approach that uses natural learning opportunities to modify pivotal areas of behavior. Pioneering autism experts Robert and Lynn Koegel speak directly to the reader, demystifying PRT and clearly explaining why it leads to widespread and rapid progress for children.
Filled with helpful tips and many practical examples based on actual children, the book reveals the key principles behind
* motivating children with natural reinforcers
* reducing disruptive behavior with PRT
* encouraging communication and social initiations
* developing a challenging curriculum that helps children make progress
* assessing children meaningfully in natural environments
* closely collaborating with parents on goals and interventions
* helping families weave interventions into everyday routines
* ensuring that children generalize skills to other settings
* decreasing parents' stress and offering positive support
Throughout the book, the Koegels engage readers with down-to-earth guidance based on best practice, true stories from their decades of experience with children and families, and clear explanations of what the research says about PRT. And the end-of-chapter questions for teachers, therapists, and parents reinforce key points and prepare them for effective PRT implementation.
Beat the Winter Blues
Welcome to The Carrington Autism Resource Center Website! I hope you find this site to be helpful as you navigate the web looking for answers and support for yourself, family and/or loved one.
What a great time of year it is! The fresh green grass, blossoming trees and budding flowers demonstrate the "newness" that each Spring provides. Spring also means warmer days, longer hours of daylight and more after school activities. To some, Spring does NOT provide excitement. Instead, its a time of high anxiety. Testing and IEP seasons are upon us and it always amazes me how much anxiety is present in the homes, schools and even community during this season.
In my 14 years of navigating this season, let me assure you, this, too, shall pass. Below are listed the Top Five Ideas to Survive IEPs! Let this list guide you as you travel this road and please know that the Carrington Autism Resource Center is here to help in any way!
TOP FIVE IDEAS TO SURVIVE IEPs:
1. COMMUNICATION = Communicate with your child, the teacher, other school personnel and your spouse/family. In order for your child to benefit, ALL those invovled in his/her educational experience are important contributors.
2. BE PRESENT = Schedules are tight and "to do lists" are long; however, in order to best contribute to your child's educational experience and IEP process you must be in attendance.
3. ASK QUESTIONS/SPEAK UP = You are your child's advocate. He/she relies on you to understand what is expected of him/her. When in doubt, ask! It is important you understand all of the verbiage in the IEP, as this document will follow your child for an entire year. Things can always be added or subtracted from the document; however, it remains a legal binding document between you, the child and the school. Never commit to something you don't understand.
4. TAKE NOTES = There is so much information provided at these meetings from all persons present. Record the meetings either in written or taped format in order to review later for specific details.
5. KNOW YOUR RIGHTS = Take time to "brush-up" on your rights as a parent/guardian prior to your meeting. If there is something within those that you do not understand, feel free to touch base with an advocate or a representative from the Department of Education. The more relaxed and confident you feel prior to the meeting, the more successful the outcome.
Dr. Jill C. Hamlin, OTR/L
Director of Autism Studies
344 West Main Street
Danville, VA 24541