July 28 2008 Autism Spectrum Disorders Newsletter
July is coming to a close this week. One more month of summer vacation before school starts. I still need to get school uniform for Matthew and somehow practice wearing the pants. I am not even sure if the shirt needs to be tucked in and what shirt they wear for gym with the shorts. Another issue is what to pack in his lunchbag and backpack for a fidget and snack on the bus in AM and PM. I have to register him at the Middle School and then get the transportation information to know how long his bus ride will be. If anyone has experience with school bus rides and what can be brought on please share with me in an email. Perhaps his aide can bring a bag along that is specifically for the bus.
Here's the latest article from the Autism Spectrum Disorders site at BellaOnline.com.
Improving Speech and Eating Skills
An excellent book that explains how working on oral motor skills can expand a child´s diet and improve speech skills.
This week is Shark Week on Discovery Channel. Nicholas told everyone at CAMP this morning. Over the weekend he was watching something about T-Rex on The Science Channel and then while watching Discovery Channel he saw a commercial for a new series starting tomorrow night (Tuesday, July 29th) at 9PM called Jurassic Fight Club. Looks like they will have a nine hour DVD available in Nov of this series (Holiday gift idea for Dinosaur lovers). Nicholas spent two hours last nite at the website playing games and reading about the shows and Dinosaurs.
This is a pdf list that contains 143 pages of Independent Living Skills Checklists. I will be printing some of these out:
Some media articles from this past week:
Autistic adult is an entrepreneur -
Somwe families must pack extra patience -
This one was inspiring on how to save money:
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