Social Thinking In the News
THRIVE WITH ASPERGERS
Little Known Ways to Understand the Autism Spectrum
What if I told you that Apsergers and the autism spectrum is a laughing matter?
Will Make Eye Contact
How to Write Social Skills IEP Goals That Work
Michelle Garcia Winner Called "... the leading expert in the field of social skills." - GreatSchools.org, in article on the Massachusetts requirement for IEP teams to consider and address the social skills needs of children on the spectrum.
Breaking Down Barriers
Camp Yakety Yak teaches special needs children and their peers tools to build friendships and boost self-confidence
By Christina Lent
Campers learn how to monitor their emotions and communicate feelings with others while taking part in fun activities with their new friends during the Camp Yakety Yak session at St. Matthew Lutheran Church.
Camp Yakety Yak is arming special needs children and their young peers with the superpower of flexibility this summer. With the help of Superflex, a superhero who battles a bothersome group of Unthinkables who pop up in the mind, summer campers are learning how to work through their emotions in what could be stressful situations and get back to having fun and trying new things....
Unpopular Children: Why Don't They Like Me?
A new theory claims that being an unpopular child is a learning difficulty, just like dyslexia - and the good news is that it can be treated
Perspective Taking Spectrum
"The Light Bulb Went On!"
Discover a New Twist to the Autism Spectrum
Do you Know I've Discovered a New Twist to the Autism Spectrum?
Michelle Answers SF Chronicle/SF Gate Reader Questions
Laura Shumaker's City Brights Autism Blog
QUESTION: I think my 20 year old grand niece has autism, but she's never been diagnosed. How can I help her?
Thank you for offering to answer questions about autism.My 20 year old grand niece lives with her family near Chicago. Julie went through 10th grade in a special needs school and then completed her GED online 3 years ago..."
DALLAS MORNING NEWS
Super Mario Brothers and Social Thinking
Leigh Attaway Wilcox
Autism, Aspergers and Social Thinking
A Conversation with Michelle Garcia Winner
One day during Matthew’s freshman year at our local high school, he observed Joe pushing his girlfriend flirtatiously and then tapping her on the head. The couple kissed, took each other by the hand, and skipped away. Inspired Joe’s success, Matthew tried the same moves on another girl with too much force, and she ran to the principal’s office in tears.
When I arrived at school for a debriefing, Matthew was trying to explain himself. “Joe did the same thing to Sue, ” he cried, “and she liked it!”
TEACHERS MAGAZINE (UK)
ASD in the USA
Ron Fortuna spent time in the US finding out how American teachers cope with autism spectrum disorders in the classroom