A selection of articles written by the staff of the Indiana Resource Center for Autism. These articles provide thoughtful discussions and practical recommendations on a wide range of topics, including behavior, sensory programming, education, communication, and other issues.
David Rose, Co-Founder and CEO of CAST, an organization that works to expand learning opportunities for all individuals through Universal Design for Learning, discusses the importance of providing learning supports and structures that are tailored to students’ individual needs and abilities. He shares his vision for “de-standardizing” education to help students discover their strengths and become expert learners.
The first of four segments (“Characteristics”) in Understanding Autism: A Guide for Secondary Teachers, designed to provide general education teachers with strategies for supporting their middle and high school students with autism.At the end of this segment, viewers will be able to: (1) Describe how autism impacts learners; (2) Indicate how the characteristics of autism impacts individuals in a school setting; and (3) Understand that autism manifests itself differently in individual learners.