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Autism Candles – What is autism?

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Autism Candles – What is AUTISM One Minute Monday Episode 4

What is AUTISM One Minute Monday Episode 4, this is the ONE Minute Monday section/series where I will start off with one minute saying something about Autism all part of an awareness campaign….

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Autism Candles – What is Autism Spectrum and the Autism Range

Autism has a range that people are on that is called the autism spectrum. The main thing people with autism have in common is that they don’t have as good of social skiills as most peolpe…

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Whitney Reynolds Talks Autism

Whitney Reynolds chats with celebrities, educators and everyday folks about their experiences with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD).

What do you think about this Whitney Reynolds piece about autism? Comment below.

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Penn State University Understanding Autism

Presented by Pennsylvania State University, this program featuring the story of  Scott Camazine and Susan Trainor as parents of a child with autism, who developed their own intervention program. They describe the early signs of autism and what they did to assist their child. The report continues in part 2, where the science behind autism is investigated.

Understanding Autism, Part 1

Understanding Autism, Part 2

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What is Autism Spectrum Disorder?

What is an Autism Spectrum Disorder?

The National Center for Learning Disabilities answer this question in this 9 minute video, covering the following conditions and domains:

PDD, Asperger’s Syndrome and Childhood Disintegration Disorder.

The Social Interaction Domain

  • Eye Contact
  • Facial Expression
  • Body Posture
  • Emotional Signals
  • Reciprocity
  • Interest in sharing enjoyment
  • Attention to the achievements of others
  • Understanding others’ feelings
  • Peek-A-Boo
  • Comfort by Touch

The Communication Domain

  • Verbal & Non-Verbal Domains
  • Taking Turns
  • Remaining Engaged
  • Stereotypes, Repetition and Echolalia
  • Listener Perspective
  • Humor
  • Innuendo
  • Concrete, Focus on Self

The Behavior Domain

  • Focus on Parts & Pieces
  • Preoccupations
  • Need for Sameness & Routines
  • Rocking
  • Flapping
  • Twiddling
  • Hypersensitivity or Lack of Awareness.
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On Call Television Presents Autism Spectrum Disorder

Richard P. Holm, MD discusses Autism Spectrum Disorder with his guests in this presentation by On Call Television. Concerning the autism spectrum, it features guests Jerome Blake, MD of The Sanford Children’s Specialty Clinic and Eric Kurtz, PhD from the Sanford School of Medicine of The University of South Dakota. Also interviewed is John McHale, a teen with autism, and his parents, Jean and Mike McHale.

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A Real Look At Autism Video Series

A Real Look at Autism is a series of video episodes which introduce the audience to different autism concerns, treatment methods and unique lives in the autism community.  This video series is great for anyone new to autism who want to learn more.

Anxiety in School – Episode 1

A look at a third grader and her anxiety in school.

Messy Eating – Episode 2

How a mother uses an Ipad as an incentive to help her 9-year old son learn more socially acceptable ways of eating.

Food Allergies and Autism – Episode 3

How therapists and parents are helping a six-year old boy with autism with severe food allergies learn to eat more safely.

Down Syndrome and Autism – Episode 4

An introduction to an 11-year old boy with both autism and Down Syndrome. See how he learns life skills in a slow but steady way.

Playing with Toys – Episode 5

How a grandmother is using the techniques of imitate and expand to play with her 2 1/2 year old grandson who is diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder. Originally he did not want to play with others and had very few words.

Grocery Store Outing – Episode 6

How a dad and his 10 year old son with severe autism take on grocery store shopping. They call it “shopping therapy” and with some help from the therapist, Noah is learning to be successful in an environment that can be very stimulating and distracting.

Neighborhood Play Group – Episode 7

How an integrative play group helps a 7-year old girl with autism and her neighborhood friends.

Communication Devise – Episode 8

How assistive communication technology such as PECS is helping a nonverbal 7-year old boy with autism talk.

Occupational Therapy – Episode 9

How occupational therapy is helping a 17-year old cope with sensitivities to sounds and touch.

Behavior Plan at Camp – Episode 10

How a behavior plan and reward system is helping a 10-year old boy make progress at camp.

Art Therapy – Episode 11

How a 14-year old boy is connected with art and art therapy approaches which has improved his verbal and motor skills.

Swim School – Episode 12

How Daniel learns to function safely and appropriately in a swimming school.

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Autism and What Sensory Overload Can Be Like

Everyone with autism experiences the world differently. For those with sensory integration difficulties this video portrays some difficulties with the associated anxiety when applicable. Sensory difficulties can result in a disconnection or reduced awareness with the environment, reduced responsiveness and for some a kind disconnection from the outside world. Yet for others it would seem an awareness of environmental stimuli is sustained in a heightened way which is overbearing. Anxiety can be more of a preemptive thought to certain stimuli, rather then an experience within environmental stimulation when also applicable.

This featured video is from the unique perspective and experiences of a self-advocate. Carly Fleischmann who has an autism spectrum disorder and is also non-verbal one day found her voice with typing. Since then the autism community and the world have learned a great deal from her. Many greatly appreciate her commitment to educate and share with us all.

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The Early Sign of Autism

What are the early signs of autism? This is a tutorial video on the early signs of autism spectrum disorders by Dr. Rebecca Landa of Kennedy Krieger Institute and is 9-minutes long. The tutorial provides six video segments comparing toddlers who show no signs of ASD to toddlers who show early signs of ASD.

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Temple Grandin – The Autistic Brain Lecture

Temple Grandin is arguably the most famous autism self-advocate on the planet. Her teachings have proven useful for professionals, families and other self-advocates. She is also a leading expert on animal behavior and a semi-biographical movie has been made about her life. In this lecture, she talks about the autistic mind.

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I Want to Say – Autism Documentary Short

Here’s a 27-minute documentary produced by Goodby Silverstein & Partners and Bodega. “I Want to Say” tells the story of a newly adopted Autism Speaks initiative called ‘Hacking Autism.’ This video journals the lives of several children with autism, their parents and the issues they all face.

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BBC Horizon 2014 Living with Autism

Here’s BBC’s Horizon 2014 video, “Living With Autism,” hosted by world renowned Uta Frith.

Uta is a pioneering developmental psychologist who began her training in the 1960’s, whose passion and dedication over a career studying autism has helped countless others understand it better.

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Understanding Autism: A Guide for Secondary School Teachers

Understanding Autism

Although intended for secondary school teachers, this video collection offers a helpful overview for anyone seeking to better understand autism:

This guide for secondary school teachers was produced by the Organization for Autism Research (OAR) and the Fairfax County (VA) Public Schools system. Grants from the American Legion Child Welfare Foundation and the Doug Flutie Jr. Foundation for Autism made this video series possible.

Understanding Autism: A Guide for Secondary School Teachers – Part 1

Understanding Autism: A Guide for Secondary School Teachers – Part 2

Understanding Autism: A Guide for Secondary School Teachers – Part 3

Understanding Autism: A Guide for Secondary School Teachers – Part 4

To provide feedback or inquire about using this resource in your school district, please visit www.researchautism.org or send an e-mail to programs@researchautism.org.

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BBC My Autism And Me

The BBC produced “My Autism and Me,” a special piece about autism presented by a young lady by the name of Rosie, who has Asperger syndrome. Though autism affects the way Rosie and others with autism live and see the world, as seen in this video, Rosie says it makes her unique and who she is.

While telling her own story, she also informs the audience about three others with autism: Ben, Tony and Lenny. Autism is a spectrum and Rosie’s presentation helps to demonstrate to the audience the different ways that people with autism are affected by it.