As defined in Texas by code 34 CFR 300.8(c)(1) Autism means a developmental disability significantly affecting verbal and nonverbal communication and social interaction, generally evident before age three, that adversely affects a child's educational performance. Other characteristics often associated with autism are engagement in repetitive activities and stereotyped movements, resistance to environmental change or change in daily routines and unusual responses to sensory experiences.
Check out these website for more information!
Click on the link below to learn basic facts, signs and symptoms of ASD (Autism Spectrum Disorder)
Here is an amazing informational website ---> And Next Comes the L
It has tons of FREE resources, most of which you can print right at home! There's several subjects to explore, such as sensory, social skills and speech/language. It also includes a printable Autism weekly planner.. did I mention it was FREE?!
Meltdowns at home or in the community? Try making a "calm down kit"
Take a look at this blog on ideas how you can make a calm down kit and what can be included!
Consider subscribing to Autism Parenting Magazine
Here is a great article about self-harming behaviors!
Looking for Autism apps? Click the link below!
My name is Renay Richards and I am the Autism/Behavior Specialist for the District. This is my 2nd year with the district. I was born & raised here, graduated from Wills Point High School in 2005 and currently live here with my husband and 3 children! I have a passion for special education and am very grateful to be in a position where I can help support and provide resources to teachers and parents/guardians working with children with ASD (Autism Spectrum Disorder)