Discover home base, an intervention that provides a quiet place at school, home, or in a work setting where an individual can go to (a) prepare or review information, or (b) cope with stress or a behavioral concern. Home base may be where an individual starts his day preparing for the activities that lie ahead. It's designed to be a safe place, free from stress, to calm, take a break, or recover. Home base is not a time-out or a place to avoid completing work.
For further information, visit the Home Base Autism Internet Module at www.autisminternetmodules.org
Starting Points: The Basics of Understanding and Supporting Children and Youth with Asperger Syndrome
Hudson, J. & Myles, B.S.
Starting from the premise that no two individuals with Asperger Syndrome are the same, Hudson and Myles provide a global perspective of how the core characteristics of AS may appear separately and/or simultaneously, and how they may manifest themselves in a variety of situations. Each characteristic is then paired with a brief explanation, followed by a series of bulleted interventions. Interventions include strategies and visual supports that help children on the spectrum who have difficulty with abstract concepts and thoughts, difficulty understanding and regulating emotions, difficulty recognizing, interpreting, and empathizing with the emotions of others and much more.