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Teaching Adolescents With Autism
Practical Strategies for the Inclusive Classroom

Foreword by Kathy Gee

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November 2012 | 248 pages | Corwin
This book offers general education teachers a wide variety of cutting edge, research-tested strategies and tool for supporting middle and secondary students with autism in the classroom while meeting the challenges of each school day. The text blends personal anecdotes with research-based strategies and is filled with hundreds of valuable ideas to help teachers with everything from understanding autism and special education policy to becoming an effective team member, supporting students with diverse needs, developing peer friendships, and solving behavior challenges. In addition, the book includes a resource guide that teachers can use to prepare and train instructional assistants to work with students who have autism.
 
Foreword
 
Preface
 
Acknowledgements
 
About the Author
 
Introduction
 
1. Understanding Autism
 
2. Understanding Inclusive Education
 
3. Promoting Positive Behavior
 
4. Communication
 
5. Friendship and Belonging
 
6. Understanding Support: Successful Strategies for Supporting Diverse Learning Needs
 
7. Classroom Instruction: Effective Strategies for Whole Group Instruction
 
8. Organization
 
Resources
Special Education Support Resources  
Inclusion Support Resource  
Behavior Support Resources  
 
Instructional Assistant Support Guide
 
References
 
Index

Supplements

Supplemental Resources Website
This website offers a supplemental guide for instructional assistants, providing the knowledge and skills necessary to effectively support students with autism spectrum disorders in general education settings.

Whether you are a veteran instructional assistant or new to this growing field, we thank you for your commitment and dedication.

"A welcome and needed addition to the literature, the author presents educators, related professionals, and parents an easy-to-read resource for understanding and successfully teaching middle and high school students with Autism Spectrum Disorder. I wish this book were available when I was a child struggling through the academic and social challenges of public school."

Stephen M. Shore, Assistant Professor of Special Education
Adelphi University, NY

"This is not only a handy reference tool for fundamentals of the terminology and history but also a guide for effective instructional strategies. During the past 10 years, I have had several autistic high school students in my classroom; the descriptions of the social aspects of school and their impact on the autistic student are realistically described in this book and should be read by all teachers."

Patricia Waller, Former President
National Association of Biology Teachers, Trexlertown, PA

"This is a book worthy of study by all members of the educational community whether they are working with autism syndrome students or not. The concepts presented speak to a creating and maintaining a child-centered classroom that provides an education fashioned to meet the needs of each student."

Stephen D. Shepperd, Retired School Administrator
Kellogg Joint School District #391, ID

"Kaweski's exciting new addition to the field presents complex issues in very accessible language. He offers dozens of practical, research-based practices for educating students with autism in inclusive settings. I strongly endorse this user-friendly planning guide."

Mary Beth Doyle, Associate Professor of Education
Saint Michael's College, Colchester, VT

Sample Materials & Chapters

Preface

Foreword by Kathy Gee

Chapter 1: Understanding Autism


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