October 22 2006 Autism Spectrum Disorders Newsletter
Tonight on CBS at 9 pm et/pt is a show called Cold Case. I have never seen it but the episode is called Saving Sammy. It is about an autistic child that witnesses the murder of his parents.
I have never seen this show, but will most likely tune into it to see how they profile autism in a child and compare it to a movie with Bruce Willis entitled Mercury Rising. I have viewed the movie many times and taped it. I would not suggest the movie or the episode tonight to a family that just got a diagnosis. I think the storyline would be a bit much at this stage for new families.
I am attending a Due Process Committee meeting on Tuesday at the LAUSD headquarters and hope to gain insight into this process I have yet to encounter.
Here's the latest article from the Autism Spectrum Disorders site at BellaOnline.com.
Educational Autism Tips for Families
This is a resource for families entering the school system with a recent autism diagnosis. Find out what issues take place over the course of a school day and meet these challenges head on.
I am sharing two articles I did this weekend for the children's tv site as they have handy resources families could benefit from.
Have Some Halloween Fun!
Classroom Resources and Teacher Guides
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