If you are visually impaired or blind, you can visit the PDF version by Pressing CONTROL + ALT + 4
<br /> AUTISMAdvocate<br /> THIRD EDITION 2008, Volume 52<br /> R3<br /> Making<br /> Our Way<br /> Navigating<br /> the Lifespan<br /> IN THIS ISSUE:<br /> 10 ESSENTIAL ABILITIES FOR CHILDREN WITH ASD<br /> You've Gotta be a Social Thinker<br /> Architecture for Autism<br /> Transitioning to Public School<br /> And more…<br /> www.autism-society.org<br /> JoinYourChild<br /> onthePathtoRecovery<br /> “We have had the most amazing, valuable, interactive journey with our<br /> autistic son. He has progressed in leaps and bounds.”<br /> –Sophie Berry, England<br /> The Autism Treatment Center of America has been recovering children<br /> from autism since 1983 with The Son-Rise Program. The gentle, innovative<br /> and highly effective Son-Rise Program enables the knowledge, skill and<br /> support necessary to recover children from autism. Call 877-766-7473 or<br /> visit www.autismtreatment.org/advo<a title="ASA_3rded_08-final-rev.indd page 1" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/f53eae6f?page=1"> AUTISMAdvocate THIRD EDITION 2008, Volume 52 R3 </a> <a title="ASA_3rded_08-final-rev.indd page 2" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/f53eae6f?page=2"> JoinYourChild onthePathtoRecovery “</a> <a title="ASA_3rded_08-final-rev.indd page 3" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/f53eae6f?page=3"> CONTENTS </a> <a title="ASA_3rded_08-final-rev.indd page 4" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/f53eae6f?page=4"> MESSAGE FROM ASA In many ways, the field of au</a> <a title="ASA_3rded_08-final-rev.indd page 5" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/f53eae6f?page=5"> Inmyeye</a> <a title="ASA_3rded_08-final-rev.indd page 6" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/f53eae6f?page=6"> MESSAGE FROM THE ASA PANEL OF PROFESSIONAL ADVI</a> <a title="ASA_3rded_08-final-rev.indd page 7" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/f53eae6f?page=7"> +:<36"¥+:<36#,9?8-/09<+?>3=7 Images used for ill</a> <a title="ASA_3rded_08-final-rev.indd page 8" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/f53eae6f?page=8"> SPOTLIGHT Chantal & son Jeremy BY CHANTAL SICIL</a> <a title="ASA_3rded_08-final-rev.indd page 9" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/f53eae6f?page=9"> e result of these conversations and e-mails becam</a> <a title="ASA_3rded_08-final-rev.indd page 10" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/f53eae6f?page=10"> SPOTLIGHT C h learned to type she was able to </a> <a title="ASA_3rded_08-final-rev.indd page 11" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/f53eae6f?page=11"> PURSUING INTERESTS is is an area that many peopl</a> <a title="ASA_3rded_08-final-rev.indd page 12" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/f53eae6f?page=12"> SPOTLIGHT plumber when your sink is stopped u</a> <a title="ASA_3rded_08-final-rev.indd page 13" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/f53eae6f?page=13"> Soar re to</a> <a title="ASA_3rded_08-final-rev.indd page 14" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/f53eae6f?page=14"> FEATURE Playing with shaving cream is a wonderf</a> <a title="ASA_3rded_08-final-rev.indd page 15" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/f53eae6f?page=15"> school psychologist, an occupational therapist an</a> <a title="ASA_3rded_08-final-rev.indd page 16" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/f53eae6f?page=16"> FEATURE Open Arms operates within </a> <a title="ASA_3rded_08-final-rev.indd page 17" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/f53eae6f?page=17"> Êȓ«iʎiÞÃÌÀœŽiÊVœÕ`Ê …i«Ê>ÊV…ˆ`Ê܈̅Ê>ṎÓ</a> <a title="ASA_3rded_08-final-rev.indd page 18" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/f53eae6f?page=18"> FEATURE Using computer-based therapy Photos co</a> <a title="ASA_3rded_08-final-rev.indd page 19" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/f53eae6f?page=19"> F o r i l l u s t r a t i o n p u r p o s e</a> <a title="ASA_3rded_08-final-rev.indd page 20" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/f53eae6f?page=20"> FEATURE One may not think that th</a> <a title="ASA_3rded_08-final-rev.indd page 21" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/f53eae6f?page=21"> ADVERTISEMENT NOGLUTENNOCASEINNOSOY NOWOR</a> <a title="ASA_3rded_08-final-rev.indd page 22" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/f53eae6f?page=22"> FEATURE children have not yet been maximized,</a> <a title="ASA_3rded_08-final-rev.indd page 23" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/f53eae6f?page=23"> FEATURE isarticlerepresentsmodifiedexcerptsfromabo</a> <a title="ASA_3rded_08-final-rev.indd page 24" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/f53eae6f?page=24"> FEATURE F o r i l l u s t r a t i o n p u r </a> <a title="ASA_3rded_08-final-rev.indd page 25" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/f53eae6f?page=25"> So, here ’s the deal. You do care a</a> <a title="ASA_3rded_08-final-rev.indd page 26" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/f53eae6f?page=26"> FEATURE people online or engaging in role-pla</a> <a title="ASA_3rded_08-final-rev.indd page 27" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/f53eae6f?page=27"> Encourage Them to Grow. Then Let Them Go. </a> <a title="ASA_3rded_08-final-rev.indd page 28" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/f53eae6f?page=28"> FEATURE Dena and son Patrick Photos courtesy o</a> <a title="ASA_3rded_08-final-rev.indd page 29" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/f53eae6f?page=29"> agencies are still on the learning curve regardin</a> <a title="ASA_3rded_08-final-rev.indd page 30" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/f53eae6f?page=30"> FEATURE novels to initiate romantic relations</a> <a title="ASA_3rded_08-final-rev.indd page 31" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/f53eae6f?page=31"> You must take time to process the in</a> <a title="ASA_3rded_08-final-rev.indd page 32" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/f53eae6f?page=32"> Having a child with especially high needs</a> <a title="ASA_3rded_08-final-rev.indd page 33" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/f53eae6f?page=33"> </a> <a title="ASA_3rded_08-final-rev.indd page 34" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/f53eae6f?page=34"> Now Available in Bookstores throughout </a> <a title="ASA_3rded_08-final-rev.indd page 35" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/f53eae6f?page=35"> Autism Summit 2008 Championing Autism Today & Tom</a> <a title="ASA_3rded_08-final-rev.indd page 36" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/f53eae6f?page=36"> LIVING WITH AUTISM ASA’s Living with Autis</a> <a title="ASA_3rded_08-final-rev.indd page 37" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/f53eae6f?page=37"> A COMPREHENSIVE NETWORK THAT INC</a> <a title="ASA_3rded_08-final-rev.indd page 38" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/f53eae6f?page=38"> TIPS ✔ Throughout high school, families should h</a> <a title="ASA_3rded_08-final-rev.indd page 39" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/f53eae6f?page=39"> LOOKING FOR AUTISM RESOURCES? VISIT WWW.AUTISMSOU</a> <a title="ASA_3rded_08-final-rev.indd page 40" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/f53eae6f?page=40"> FEATURE The AIB digital imaging team Photos co</a> <a title="ASA_3rded_08-final-rev.indd page 41" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/f53eae6f?page=41"> Preparing documents for scanning </a> <a title="ASA_3rded_08-final-rev.indd page 42" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/f53eae6f?page=42"> FEATURE Wallace is a principal o</a> <a title="ASA_3rded_08-final-rev.indd page 43" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/f53eae6f?page=43"> Nick Gomez busy with document preparation </a> <a title="ASA_3rded_08-final-rev.indd page 44" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/f53eae6f?page=44"> FEATURE On-the-job support increases productivity</a> <a title="ASA_3rded_08-final-rev.indd page 45" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/f53eae6f?page=45"> AMONG THE 2007 FINDINGS: • 60% of those surveyed</a> <a title="ASA_3rded_08-final-rev.indd page 46" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/f53eae6f?page=46"> FEATURE Building a New Trail e Daniel Jordan</a> <a title="ASA_3rded_08-final-rev.indd page 47" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/f53eae6f?page=47"> Autism Advocate THIRD EDITION 2008 </a> <a title="ASA_3rded_08-final-rev.indd page 48" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/f53eae6f?page=48"> FEATURE P h o t o c o u rt e s y of Li nda </a> <a title="ASA_3rded_08-final-rev.indd page 49" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/f53eae6f?page=49"> which was produced by the Boggs Center for Develo</a> <a title="ASA_3rded_08-final-rev.indd page 50" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/f53eae6f?page=50"> FEATURE Photos courtesy of Mackey Mitchell Archi</a> <a title="ASA_3rded_08-final-rev.indd page 51" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/f53eae6f?page=51"> we refer to sensory pitfalls in any building that</a> <a title="ASA_3rded_08-final-rev.indd page 52" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/f53eae6f?page=52"> FEATURE beginning to understand how space affec</a> <a title="ASA_3rded_08-final-rev.indd page 53" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/f53eae6f?page=53"> A Purpose-Driven Life: Designing Special Building</a> <a title="ASA_3rded_08-final-rev.indd page 54" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/f53eae6f?page=54"> NAVIGATING THE SYSTEM Transitioning from Early</a> <a title="ASA_3rded_08-final-rev.indd page 55" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/f53eae6f?page=55"> Parents want what's best for their individual chi</a> <a title="ASA_3rded_08-final-rev.indd page 56" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/f53eae6f?page=56"> For illustration purposes only. Models may or may</a> <a title="ASA_3rded_08-final-rev.indd page 57" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/f53eae6f?page=57"> The goal in creating the Transition Plan </a> <a title="ASA_3rded_08-final-rev.indd page 58" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/f53eae6f?page=58"> STATEMENTS FROM THE 2008 PRESIDENTIAL CANDIDATES </a> <a title="ASA_3rded_08-final-rev.indd page 59" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/f53eae6f?page=59"> schedules did not permit them to attend, both Joh</a> <a title="ASA_3rded_08-final-rev.indd page 60" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/f53eae6f?page=60"> Photos courtesy of Laura Shumaker Personal Persp</a> <a title="ASA_3rded_08-final-rev.indd page 61" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/f53eae6f?page=61"> When I pulled into the snowy drivewa</a> <a title="ASA_3rded_08-final-rev.indd page 62" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/f53eae6f?page=62"> Personal Perspective “Let me go i</a> <a title="ASA_3rded_08-final-rev.indd page 63" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/f53eae6f?page=63"> leave with them, but the security guards motioned</a> <a title="ASA_3rded_08-final-rev.indd page 64" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/f53eae6f?page=64"> WHAT'S NEW AT ASA NEWS ASAAnnounces New Board </a> <a title="ASA_3rded_08-final-rev.indd page 65" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/f53eae6f?page=65"> is modeled on the hugely successful Lex & Terry H</a> <a title="ASA_3rded_08-final-rev.indd page 66" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/f53eae6f?page=66"> WHAT'S NEW AT CONFERENCES Thousands Gather at </a> <a title="ASA_3rded_08-final-rev.indd page 67" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/f53eae6f?page=67"> International Autism Summit to Be Held in Clevela</a> <a title="ASA_3rded_08-final-rev.indd page 68" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/f53eae6f?page=68"> WHAT’S NEW AT CONFERENCES/ADVOCACY/CHApTERNEwS </a> <a title="ASA_3rded_08-final-rev.indd page 69" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/f53eae6f?page=69"> Thislegislationincludesamoratoriumonsixregulat</a> <a title="ASA_3rded_08-final-rev.indd page 70" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/f53eae6f?page=70"> Photo courtesy of Chicago Convention & Tourism Bu</a> <a title="ASA_3rded_08-final-rev.indd page 71" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/f53eae6f?page=71"> Autism Advocate THIRD EDITION 2008 </a> <a title="ASA_3rded_08-final-rev.indd page 72" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/f53eae6f?page=72"> Our Children Deserve Better Than Labels Aut</a>