April 6 2008 Autism Spectrum Disorders Newsletter
Hope you are doing your part to spread Autism Awareness this month. Feel fre to visit the forum and discuss what you are doing and what items you have purchased, etc. Feel free to share and post about resources you utilize.
This past week I have had Nicholas's IPP with the Regional Center, attended parent/teacher conference for Matthew, visited several schools, turned 48, made my first car payment and filled out the grant forms for summer camp. Oh, and Nicholas and I had another Puberty discussion last nite. I could have written an article on this topic, but due to Nick being HFA and 13 I decided just to metion it here in passing and spare him the embarassment. Next week is the end of the third semester for California Virtual Academy. We have already enrolld for seventh grade and have state testing in two weeks. Matthew is preparing for the fifth grade fitness test by doing push ups and sit ups. I will be sharing in a future article what an IPP entails.
Here's the latest article from the Autism Spectrum Disorders site at BellaOnline.com.
Visiting Middle School Autism Classes
Preparing for the middle school transition requires visiting various campuses while school is in session. Observe classes and ask questions.
Caring for Myself - Book Review
This is a social skills storybook with color photographs that provide wonderful visual supports based on simple steps for daily living.
I got this great "inspiring words" trivet I ordered from Unlocking Autism the other day. Turns out it is too big for my stove, but great for my kitchen island.
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Bonnie Sayers, Autism Spectrum Disorders Editor
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