Students with High-Functioning Autism: Tips for Teachers

Do you have a student with High-Functioning Autism or Asperger's? These children exhibit a variety of behaviors. Learning about this disorder and how it specifically affects the "special needs" child will help you effectively manage these behaviors. The Complete Guide to Teaching Students with Aspergers and High-Functioning Autism

Asperger's is an Asset - Not a Disease!

Just now finding out that your child has Asperger's or high-functioning autism? Don't despair! Be encouraged. Asperger's has many more positives than negatives: 

Trouble-Shooting Tips for Teachers of Asperger's/HFA Students

“Would you happen to have a snapshot or simple summary of strategies my HFA son’s teacher could use to help him cope with school-related anxiety. He gets stressed-out over something, and then has a meltdown, which his teacher seems unable to deal with effectively. I need something (like a fact sheet) that she can refer to quickly when in the middle of a crisis. Thank you.” Sure thing ! I’ll try to keep it short and to the point... Dear Teacher, In order to create an effective intervention for problem behaviors associated with Asperger's and High Functioning Autism (HFA), follow these steps: 1. Hypothesize the function of the problem behavior (e.g., escape/avoidance, sensory feedback, social attention, wants tangible item or activity, etc.). 2. Gather information . a. Antecedent— Does the problem behavior occur: Following a request to perform a difficult task? Repeatedly, in the same way for long periods of time, even when no one is around?  When a r

Short Quiz to See if Your Child has Asperger's or HFA

Do you think your son or daughter may have Asperger's or high-functioning autism? Let's find out: More resources for parents of children and teens with High-Functioning Autism and Asperger's : ==> How To Prevent Meltdowns and Tantrums In Children With High-Functioning Autism and Asperger's ==> Parenting System that Significantly Reduces Defiant Behavior in Teens with Aspergers and High-Functioning Autism ==> Launching Adult Children with Asperger's and High-Functioning Autism: Guide for Parents Who Want to Promote Self-Reliance ==> Teaching Social Skills and Emotion Management to Children and Teens with Asperger's and High-Functioning Autism ==> Parenting Children and Teens with High-Functioning Autism: Comprehensive Handbook ==> Unraveling The Mystery Behind Asperger's and High-Functioning Autism: Audio Book ==> Parenting System that Reduces Problematic Behavior in Children with Asperger's and High-Functioning