Autism Spectrum Disorder

What it is

A formal exceptionality, identified by an Identification Placement and Review Committee (IPRC), in the category of Communication. Incorporates a diagnosed group of three specific psychological conditions: Asperger’s Syndrome; Pervasive Developmental Disorder Not Otherwise Specified (PDD-NOS); and Autistic Disorder.



Resources
Ontario Ministry of Education Resources
Symptoms/Diagnosis
Strategies for Teaching

Dr. Grandin has ASD and is one of the most famous spokespeople on the topic.

Series of brief videos from the British Columbia Outreach Program, with segments on various aspects of ABA and teaching students with ASD.

Activities, games, and information.

Use menu on the right to find printable visual supports for students on behaviour, scheduling and curriculum supports.

Article containing tips and teaching accommodations for working with students with Asperger’s.

Paula Kluth is a respected expert in the field of autism. This link is to her home page, with various articles and resources.

Document from British Columbia Ministry of Education.

Outlines characteristics of ASD, possible causes, prevalence, diagnoses and treatment. From The Hospital for Sick Children (SickKids).

Perspective from those with ASD
ABA Videos
For Purchase