Tag archives for Autism Spectrum Disorder

‘Autism doesn’t hold me back. I’m moving up the career ladder’

Driven new generation of people with the condition are showing employers there is no limit to what they can do Amelia Hill The Guardian, Friday 8 March 2013 19.13 GMT Autism Doesn't Hold Me Back - Video "Disability in the workplace-We're not rainmen" Jonathan Young has big plans for his career. The business analyst at Goldman Sachs is on the autistic spectrum. But this, he Read full article »

Raising Cubby by John Elder Robison

Raising Cubby: A Father and Son's Adventures with Asperger's, Trains, Tractors, and High Explosives by John Elder Robison (Goodreads Author) The slyly funny, sweetly moving memoir of an unconventional dad’s relationship with his equally offbeat son—complete with fast cars, tall tales, homemade explosives, and a whole lot of fun and trouble   Misfit, truant, delinquent. John Robison was never a model Read full article »

AMAZING list of social skills and language skills apps

One dedicated blogger took SIX MONTHS to put together this amazingly comprehensive list of apps for social thinking and language skills.  It is a downloadable PDF that unfortunately doesn't link directly to iTunes but it is a great list!  Many thanks to the author.   Read full article »

Two Current Movies Feature Asperger’s

Two Current Movies Feature Asperger's Joyful Noise (Trailer below) Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close (Trailer below) *Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close garnered two Academy Award nominations including for Best Picture. Not writing about on "The Journey with Grace," but Meryl Streep delivered her ever-classic and flawless performance on The Iron Lady. That's another one worth catching when out on a winter's eve. Read full article »

Social Thinking-Social Learning Tree

Visit this amazing site for original post and more     Exploring Social Learning by Starting at our Roots By Michelle Garcia Winner, CCC-SLP Learning evolves. The brain’s capacity to acquire new knowledge helps determine how and what we intuitively learn. Some learning happens as a matter of cognitive, social, and emotional development, i.e., from the “inside out,” while other learning happens “from the outside Read full article »

Tumble Books

Tumble Books is a huge online resource of books which can be read or listened to online. Many of the books have quizzes and questions afterword to help explore children's comprehension of the book. To access this students must use the log-in name and password given to them by the school. Please see the LS teacher or classroom teacher for more details.

Brain Pop

Brain POP is the home of fun learning! This site offers student the chance to explore many aspects of the world around us in a lively and exciting way. To access this students must use the log-in name and password given to them by the school. Please see the LS teacher or classroom teacher for more details.

Dance Mat Typing

BBC School's Dance Mat Typing is THE place to go for the least boring way to learn to touch type! This site takes student's through basic typing skills via a host of fun songs and crazy characters. No passwork required!