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Transitioning to Adulthood with Autism Spectrum Disorder

Transitioning to Adulthood with Autism Spectrum Disorder by Mary Ekdahl, Ph.D., Licensed Psychologist, Arkansas Families First, LLC A Word to Those Approaching Young Adulthood: There are many important goals to be aware of in planning for transition: What will I do when I’m out of school? Will I work? Will I still see my friends or…

Tips for Teaching Students with Autism Spectrum Disorder

Tips for Teaching Students with Autism Spectrum Disorder by Janissa Jackson, Ph.D., PLLC April is Autism Awareness Month, providing our community an important opportunity to focus on an ever increasing diagnostic population. An Autism Spectrum Disorder, as recently re-categorized by the DSM-V, includes deficits in social communication and interaction, restricted, repetitive patterns of behavior or interests,…

Autism Awareness Day!!

 Today is Autism Awareness Day!! What it Autism Spectrum Disorder? Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) and autism are both general terms for a group of complex disorders of brain development. These disorders are characterized, in varying degrees, by difficulties in social interaction, verbal and nonverbal communication and repetitive behaviors (www.autismspeaks.org).     Did you know … Autism…