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Autism For Family & Friends

Autism , or Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD), is characterized by the DSM-5 as a Neurodevelopmental Disorder, in which an individual demonstrates a deficiency in mutual (reciprocal) social communications or interactions along with repetitive behaviors or activities, limited interests, and a...

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Autism For Teachers & Practitioners

Autism , or Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD), is characterized by the DSM-5 as a Neurodevelopmental Disorder, in which an individual demonstrates a deficiency in mutual (reciprocal) social communications or interactions along with repetitive behaviors or activities, limited interests, and a...

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Autism

Autism , or Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD), is characterized by the DSM-5 as a Neurodevelopmental Disorder, in which an individual demonstrates a deficiency in mutual (reciprocal) social communications or interactions along with repetitive behaviors or activities, limited interests, and a...

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Step 1: An Administrator identifies students who require an educational evaluation (either to update previous eligibility or to determine a more appropriate eligibility category for a student) and confers with the student’s educational team to plan the process Step 2: A lead member of the...
Behavior is defined as the observable actions performed by an individual; it is what a child does and is usually expressed in verbs (e.g., runs, jumps, waits, requests). For our purposes, there are two kinds of behavior, positive and negative: By negative behavior, we mean those things that your...
Welcome to the Autism Knowledge Center, a collaboration between JFK Partners, University of Colorado (CU) School of Medicine, Anschutz Medical Campus, and WebPsychology. JFK Partners is an interdepartmental program combining the insights, research, and scholarship of the Pediatrics and Psychiatry...
Autism is clearly a disorder that affects the functioning of the child with the diagnosis. It also profoundly affects the entire family -- parents, siblings, and the extended family. Recognizing and coping with these effects is an important process for family members not only to care effectively...

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