Autism Awareness Pres.
Son-Rise Program Information
COVID-19 Impact on Autism
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 socialization program for adolescents and young adults on the Autism Spectrum, as well as
for young people with some other developmental disabilities. This program helps young people navigate
social challenges like making and keeping friends, carrying on productive, meaningful conversations,
understanding social media, dealing with bullying, and more.
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.
Having a routine is fundamental for all children and for those with autism, it's even more important. Due to the pandemic,
many kids are unable to have regular contact with classroom aids or attend their weekly classes and activities. Changes can
be difficult for kids with autism and It's extremely important for them to feel safe during these unprecedented times.
Maintaining some kind of schedule and having a sensory or activity room can help. Included in this guide: Talking to your Child about COVID,
Maintaining a Routine While Socially Distancing, How to Create a Sensory Room, Helpful Smart Devices For Quarantine
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
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.