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Child’s Autism & self reliance

Below are the best resources we could find on Child’s Autism and self reliance.

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How to Teach Life Skills to Kids with Autism or Asperger’s

In the real world, people on the autism spectrum need the same kinds of day-to-day skills everyone else needs to be functional! It’s true.

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The World Needs All Kinds of Minds | Temple Grandin

Autism activist Temple Grandin talks about how her mind works -- sharing her ability to "think in pictures," which helps her solve problems that neurotypical brains might miss.

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Navigating Autism: 9 Mindsets for Helping Kids on the Spectrum

International best-selling writer and autist Temple Grandin joins psychologist Debra Moore in presenting nine strengths-based mindsets necessary to successfully work with young people on the autism spectrum.

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Transition Ideas: A Personal Perspective

Temple was asked to identify those factors that facilitated her successful transition and employment. Below is a short article from Temple on making the transition from high school to the workplace.

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Temple Grandin | The Life Autistic

Temple Grandin was nonverbal until the age of four. Today, she is a Professor of Animal Science at Colorado State University, and one of the leading authorities on livestock facility design, as well as an autism awareness advocate.

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Teaching Tips for Children and Adults with Autism

Good teachers helped me to achieve success. I was able to overcome autism because I had good teachers.

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Making the Transition from the World of School into the World of Work

During my travels to many autism conferences I have observed many sad cases of people with autism who have successfully completed high school or college but have been unable to make the transition into the world of work.

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Genius May Be an Abnormality: Educating Students with Asperger’s Syndrome, or High Functioning Autism

I am becoming increasingly concerned that intellectually gifted children are being denied opportunities because they are being labeled either Asperger’s or high functioning autism.

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The Autistic Brain: Thinking Across the Spectrum | Dr. Temple Grandin | Talks at Google

Weaving her own experience with remarkable new discoveries, Grandin introduces the neuroimaging advances and genetic research that link brain science to behavior, even sharing her own brain scan to show us which anomalies might explain common symptoms.

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The Parent’s Guide to Occupational Therapy for Autism and Other Special Needs

With the help of this handy guide, you can bring tried and tested occupational therapy activities into your home and encourage your child to succeed with everyday tasks while having fun in the process.

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