Autism Awareness Month 2013
April is recognized as National Autism Awareness Month and provides an opportunity to educate the public about autism spectrum disorders.
Read what peers of students with an autism spectrum disorder have to say about how their lives have been positively affected by having a friend with ASD.
Information provided by the Indiana Resource Center for Autism on peer support programs.
Information provided by Operation Autism: A Resource Guide for Military Families. Includes 10 steps to starting a peer program in your school.
A module that provides participants with specific steps necessary to develop a peer-to-peer support program for students with ASD.
A slideshow entitled Peer to Peer Learning: Kids Helping Kids with Autism.
Information provided by Pacer Center on Teens Against Bullying.
Official website of Michelle Garcia Winner including information on social thinking.
Carter, M.A. & Santomauro, J. Friendly Facts: A Fun, Interactive Resource to Help Children Explore the Complexities of Friends And Friendship, (2010), Shawnee Mission, KS: Autism Asperger Publishing Co.
Crooke, P. & Winner, M.G., Social Fortune or Social Fate: A Social Thinking Graphic Novel Map for Social Quest Thinkers, (2011), San Jose, CA: Think Social Publishing Inc.
Grandin, T. & Barron, S. Unwritten Rules of Social Relationships, (2005), Arlington, TX: Future Horizons Inc.
Gutstein, S.E. & Sheely, R.K. Relationship Development Intervention with Children, Adolescents and Adults, (2002), London N1: Jessica Kingsley Publishers.
Lowell, J.A. & Tuchel, T. My Best Friend Will, (2005), Shawnee Mission, KS: Autism Asperger Pub. Co.
Norell, C. Quirky, Yes, Hopeless, No: Practical Tips to Help Your Child with Asperger’s Syndrome Be More Socially Accepted, (2009), NY: St. Martin’s Griffin.
Perske, R. Circle of Friends: People with Disabilities and Their Friends, (1988), Nashville Abingdon Press.
Rubin, K.H. The Friendship Factor: Helping Our Children Navigate Their Social World and Why It Matters for Their Success and Happiness, (2002), NY: Penguin Books.
Shally, C. Since We’re Friends, (2007), Centerton, Ark: Awaken Specialty Press.
Shapiro, L.E. & Holmes, J. Let’s Be Friends: A Workbook to Help Kids Learn Social Skills & Make Great Friends, (2008), Oakland, CA: New Harbinger Publications.