Here are some things to help you understand the autism references in “Stasis.” These are not meant as medical advice or therapy– not at all! I’m definitely NOT an autism expert. They’re just things I’ve picked up while reading about ASD, and while dealing with ASD in different facets of my own life. You should get a diagnosis from a professional who specializes in ASD before you decide that you or your child has an Autism Spectrum Disorder.
What is Autism?
Additional information about some ASD things mentioned in “Stasis”
- Triangle Scanning Method
- Checking Emotional Temperature
- Joining a Small Group
- Preparing for a new social situation– forthcoming
Things that have helped teachers working with my ASD kid:
Links to other help:
- Learn the signs of autism
- Autism Speaks Tool Kits These are designed to help people with specific areas of autism, such as helping parents of young children through “the first 100 days” of receiving a diagnosis, or understanding the IEP (Individualized Education Plan) process at school, or transitioning from family life to adult life.
- The Complete Guide to Asperger’s Syndrome Simply the most useful and well-researched book on high-functioning autism/Asperger’s Syndrome/ASD that I’ve read. A behavioral specialist recommended this book to me when my daughter was diagnosed. I use it as a reference–so many parenting books are the opposite of helpful when it comes to raising a child with ASD. If you’re an adult who suspects you might be on the spectrum, this could be a life-changing read.