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Living Well With Autism
Fun, easy, and low cost strategies for families of children with autism
Effective Communication with Children with Autism
January 05, 2008 11:07 PM PSTIn this six-minute, slide-show-style video, parents will learn a fun and easy way to communicate effectively with their children with autism. This approach works with both nonverbal and verbal children. It also enhances the relationship between parent and child, and increases compliance and skill competency. Engaging with Your Child with Autism
January 05, 2008 11:02 PM PSTIn this short, slide-show-style video hosted by a mom of a child with autism, learn fun and easy ways to connect with your child with autism. Visual Helpers: The Video
December 05, 2007 09:15 PM PSTIn this 11-minute video, Mary, a mom of a child with autism, shows you how to use visual helpers--such as picture cards and schedules--at home with your child with autism. Download your own printable visual helpers from http://groups.yahoo.com/group/LivingWellWithAutism, and also http://www.tinsnips.org. Organizational Boxes: The Video
December 05, 2007 08:27 PM PSTIn this video, Mary shows you how to assemble and use organizational boxes, which you can use with your child with autism to teach him/her purposeful play, academic skills, and other useful skills. Living Well With Autism...and Podcasting About It!
September 17, 2007 10:46 PM PDTIt's our first month anniversary! In this 5-minute enhanced audio podcast, Mary Fletcher Jones, the mother of an 8-year-old boy with autism, shares the achievements of the first month of "Living Well With Autism," provides a preview of upcoming episodes, reveals imminent podcasting improvements, and invites the audience to submit their comments, reviews, and suggestions. Thanks to everyone who has subscribed or downloaded this podcast! Please stay tuned, because there is more to come. Your Living Well With Autism Handbook
September 03, 2007 09:39 AM PDTIn this four-minute enhanced audio podcast, learn how to customize your own Living Well With Autism Handbook using an inexpensive pocket photo album you can buy at most any drugstore, free printables from the website: http://groups.yahoo.com/group/LivingWellWithAutism, and your own photos. Walt Disney World With Your Child With Autism
September 03, 2007 03:04 AM PDTIf you've dreamed about taking your child with autism to Walt Disney World, but thought the challenges of the trip would make it too difficult, this fifteen-minute enhanced audio podcast will inform and reassure you. Featured are tips that will make your Disney vacation a memorable and enjoyable one. To print your own Disney picture cards and a packing list, please see "files" section of http://groups.yahoo.com/group/LivingWellWithAutism. An eight-minute enhanced audio podcast, illustrated with examples, that shows parents of children with autism how to use visual helpers to communicate with their children. Verbal and nonverbal children can benefit from this fun, easy, and inexpensive way to live well with autism. To print your own visual helpers, please visit http://groups.yahoo.com/group/LivingWellWithAutism. When Your Child is Diagnosed: First Steps
September 03, 2007 02:55 AM PDTIt's a stressful and life-changing event when your child is first diagnosed with autism, and parents are usually inundated with information and recommendations. It can be hard to prioritize. In this 20-minute podcast, Mary, a mother of a child with autism, provides 7 tips for coping with the early challenges of living well with autism. Visual Helpers
September 03, 2007 02:44 AM PDTAn eight-minute enhanced audio podcast, illustrated with examples, that shows parents of children with autism how to use visual helpers to communicate with their children. Verbal and nonverbal children can benefit from this fun, easy, and inexpensive way to live well with autism. To print your own visual helpers, please visit http://groups.yahoo.com/group/LivingWellWithAutism. Sensory Play Resources
September 03, 2007 02:41 AM PDTIn this 17-minute episode, Mary, a mom of a child with autism, shares her favorite resources for sensory integration and sensory play products. She also shares tips for how to save money and find the best bargains. This enhanced audio podcast is illustrated with examples, photographs, and web links to autism product resources. More information and printable resources can be found on the Yahoo Group, http://groups.yahoo.com/group/LivingWellWithAutism. Organizational Boxes
September 03, 2007 02:34 AM PDTIn this eight-minute, enhanced audio podcast, Mary, the mom of a child with autism and the host of Living Well With Autism, explains how you can organize your child's play activities around themes. Creating organizational boxes around your child's special interests, IEP goals, or sensory needs can help engage your child in meaningful play and build your child's cognitive skills. This audio podcast is illustrated with photographic examples. Free, downloadable information, photographs, and visual helpers are available on the Yahoo Group website, http://groups.yahoo.com/group/LivingWellWithAutism. Living Well With Autism: An Introduction
September 03, 2007 02:32 AM PDTThis four-minute, enhanced audio podcast introduces the series, Living Well With Autism (formerly called Autism Everyday). In this podcast, a mother of an eight-year-old boy with autism shares her experience, tips, photographs, and positive perspective about living well with autism. Emphasis is on free or inexpensive strategies that parents and caregivers can implement at home with their child. The associated website is found on Yahoo Groups, and includes all kinds of printable helpers, such as picture cards, visual schedules, social stories, tip sheets, and more. To view, see http://groups.yahoo.com/group/LivingWellWithAutism.
This podcast, produced by a mom of a boy with autism, provides free or inexpensive strategies that parents can do at home to improve their quality of life. Play and engagement, eating and sleeping tips, vacations, visual helpers, sensory diets, goal-setting are some of the topics that will be covered.
For free, downloadable files that accompany this podcast, including visual helpers, please see http://groups.yahoo.com/group/LivingWellWithAutism. Thank you for visiting!
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