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ASD Tip of the Month

Avoid Power Struggles

January

We have all seen power struggles. They occur when two people are trying to dominate in one way or another - in school, home, and community. Children with autism spectrum disorder often engage in this type of behavior with the adults who teach and support them. If you find yourself involved in this type of struggle with your student or child with autism spectrum disorder (ASD), realize that they most likely need to develop more appropriate problem solving, negotiation, self-regulation, and social competence skills. It is essential that those who approach situations from a "power angle", receive instruction immediately because those who use this type of behavior can experience serious difficulties later in life.

Successful Problem Solving: For Students with high-Functioning Autism Spectrum Disorders

Visit the OCALI lending library for resources on this topic including:

Successful Problem Solving: For Students with high-Functioning Autism Spectrum Disorders by Kerry Mataya and Penney Owens

High-Functioning Autism and Difficult Moments: Practical Solutions for Reducing Meltdowns by Brenda Myles Smith and Ruth Aspy

Autism Internet Modules: Autism Internet Modules (AIM)

Autism Internet Modules (AIM)

Free, online modules on characteristics, evidence-based practices, and promising practices in ASD. Credit is available for a fee.
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Lending Library

Borrow books, videotapes, DVDs, and other media on autism spectrum disorders and low-incidence disabilities from OCALI's online lending library. Resources shipped to Ohioans at no cost.