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11 Celebrities and Famous People with Autism or Aspergers

Although autism can create difficulty in learning, many people with autism can not only perform their jobs effectively but succeed at the very highest levels. This article lists 11 of the famous celebrities and people with autism throughout history.

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How To Guides

How to Use Chaining to Teach Complex Skills

Chaining procedures are critical for teaching children with autism complex skills such as washing hands and getting dressed. In combination with a good task analysis, chaining procedures make teaching complex skills a piece of cake!

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Resources

101 Reinforcement Ideas for Students with Autism

It can be difficult to motivate those students that don’t seem to have that drive for learning on their own. This article provides 101 reinforcement ideas for students with autism. We include a variety of ideas from categories including food, activities, sensory, attention, electronics, and toys.

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Research

Research Update: Social Stories Improve Toothbrushing Skills

Social stories are short stories that can help explain life and social skills to individuals with autism. This study demonstrates that a social story can help children with and without autism to learn the skill of toothbrushing and improve dental hygiene.

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Resources

Task Analysis for Getting Dressed and Hygiene

Task analysis is an ABA strategy for teaching children complex tasks such as brushing teeth and washing hands. We include examples for these and other important hygiene and getting dressed tasks. This strategy is perfect for special education classrooms and for parents working with kids in the home.

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