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Autism Awareness: I have included a few resources for parents and teachers on Autism Awareness below:
The majority of the academic activities on this site may prove helpful to students with autism.
Please email me any feedback on whether these activities are effective. Thanks! henry.anker@lausd.net









Autism Awareness Pres.

Autism Awareness Essay

Son-Rise Program Information
This is a Google Slides presentation that I have made with students and teachers that you may find informative, or would be informative to others you know. It is written at a level that elementary level students can understand, and gives straightfoward information to those who are new to Autism that they can begin to understand and use.




This is a Google Doc Essay that I have written at a level that elementary level students can understand, and gives straightfoward information those who are new to Autism can begin to understand and use. As the essay continues, it gets a bit more specific, but still attempts to be understandable.





This program, named the "Son-Rise" Program was designed by the parents of Raun Kauffman, a child who developed Autism. Together with therapists, his parents used a dedicated approach that began by addressing social interaction issues. With the tremendous success they and their son achieved, this approach now serves families around the world who have children diagnosed with Autism.


Autism Breakthrough

Autism Speaks

Greenspan's Floortime
This is a well-written book, by Raun Kauffman, the 'son' of the "Son-Rise" program, that clearly explains the challenges faced by children and their families with Autism. It also explains what approaches are most effective in dealing with these challenges. It is, by far, the easiest book I have found to understand, with strategies parents can immediately implement.







Autism Speaks is the world's leading Autism science and advocacy organization, dedicated to funding research into the causes, prevention, treatments and a cure for Autism; increasing awareness of Autism Spectrum Disorders; and advocating for the needs of individuals with autism and their families. We are proud of what we've been able to accomplish and look forward to continued successes in the years ahead.





As a theoretician, diagnostician, and clinician, Dr. Stanley Greenspan redefined the understanding of child development. That is, how infants, young children and adolescents feel and think, guiding parents, professionals and researchers. Dr. Greenspan is among the world's foremost authority on clinical work with infants and young children with developmental and emotional problems. His ideas continue to improve the lives of children for generations to come.




Centers for Disease Control

Autism Society FaceBook

UCLA C.A.R.T.
CDC works to protect America from health, safety and security threats, both foreign and in the U.S. Whether diseases start at home or abroad, are chronic or acute, curable or preventable, human error or deliberate attack, CDC fights disease and supports communities and citizens to do the same. CDC increases the health security of our nation. As the nation's health protection agency, CDC saves lives and protects people from health threats. To accomplish our mission, CDC conducts critical science and provides health information that protects our nation against expensive and dangerous health threats, and responds when these arise.
The Autism Society, the nation's leading grassroots autism organization, exists to improve the lives of all affected by autism. We do this by increasing public awareness about the day-to-day issues faced by people on the spectrum, advocating for appropriate services for individuals across the lifespan, and providing the latest information regarding treatment, education, research and advocacy.








The mission of the UCLA Center for Autism Research and Treatment is to continue to play a leading role, both nationally and internationally, in efforts to develop an improved understanding of the biological basis of autism, so as to improve diagnosis and to develop and disseminate new, more effective treatments for autism spectrum disorders across the lifespan. We hope to achieve these goals by fostering a strong collaborative environment for basic and applied research, as well as a challenging, but supportive environment for trainees.