This is a great article by Michelle Garcia Winner that summarizes the past and current research on individuals with autism spectrum disorders and social skills interventions. Advertisements
There is a new webinar series coming up that focuses on blended lessons for grades 5-8. You can find more information on the edWeb website. You can also look at a library of lessons related to the common core at PBS Learning Media.
The following website has some great activities to help teenage boys learn how to appropriately relate to girls their same age! We are going to use this with our Transition Center students to help teach some of the hidden social rules around this area. Helping Boys Understand Girls
For many families who have children with autism, preparing for the holidays can bring on a lot of anxiety related to the many changes in routines, visitors, and new activities. This is a great resource to help families prepare! Preparing for Thanksgiving
Autism Speaks is giving away 800 iPads to schools and financially disadvantaged individuals with autism! Application deadline is THIS FRIDAY 11/8. http://www.autismcares.org/site/c.mqLOIYOBKlF/b.4745901/k.BD21/Home.htm