Autism Spectrum Disorder Chart.   The autism spectrum (ASDs), comprises of 3 disorders: 1. Autism-[impaired social interaction, verbal & non-verbal communication, & by restricted & repetitive behavior],  2. Asperger syndrome, [lacks delays in cognitive development and language], & 3. pervasive developmental disorder, not otherwise specified (commonly abbreviated as PDD-NOS), which is diagnosed when the full set of criteria for autism or Asperger syndrome are not met.

Autism Spectrum Disorder Chart

Despite growing awareness and advances in treatment, this fast-growing developmental disorder has enormous personal, family, and economic impact - and no known cure.

National Autism Awareness Month ~ A Traveled Teacher

National Autism Awareness Month ~ A Traveled Teacher--bought this packet--this is a great way to introduce students to the many disabilities that students around the world have

Autism Awareness Month #News

Autism awareness is more than just recognizing autism, it's helping out in your community and raising awareness elsewhere, with autism lapel pins

This chart is good information about meltdowns. *** But please remember that adults with ASD have "meltdowns" too, although they are very different***. As an adult it's not possible to throw a tantrum so the issues shown on the diagram manifest differently. (And differently in different ASD adults.) What's needed is acceptance and helping that person decompress and destress before a meltdown happens. --  http://www.theautismdad.com

Important facts about Autism and Meltdowns. PLEASE share this now – The Autism Dad

Tips for Teaching Others About Autism for April {Autism Awareness Month} From theautismhelper.com

April is Autism Awareness Month: How You Can Raise Awareness in Your School

Many people suffer from mental illness. It is fairly common however there are still a lot of myths related to mental illness.  This infographic can give you a good view on some myths and facts.

I hate when people say there mood is so bipolar. You have no idea what you are talking about. It is a chronic mental illness that is beyond difficult to deal with at times! ~ Bipolar & all mental illnesses are not anyone's fault. They cannot control it.

Let’s Talk About Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder And Why It's More Common Than You Might Think. This is a VERY IMPORTANT INFOGRAPHIC IMHO.

Let’s Talk About Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder And Why It's More Common Than You Might Think

Spread and Share - PTSD Awareness. It can affect many people not just Veterans and Law Enforcement. Their is a lot of help for those who survive. This poster explains the broad reaches of PTSD as well as information regarding the illness and how to get he

Music Therapy and Autism infographic from The George Center #WestMusic #InspireMyClass-  If only my insurance would cover this.  I truly believe that it would help my son.

Music Therapy Music Therapy and Autism infographic from The George Center If only my insurance would cover this. I truly believe that it would help my son.

puzzle pictures decoration images - Buscar con Google Autism speaks??

Puzzle art, puzzle crafts, puzzle activities for kids with paint chips and a puzzle piece shaped hole punch!

High Functioning Autism: Characteristics Repinned by  SOS Inc. Resources  http://pinterest.com/sostherapy.

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Siblings of children with Autism Spectrum Disorders, or any special needs, are special siblings. This post discusses some of their special challenges in life and how parents can help them.

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