Do you need a free resource — yes, a FREE resource — to provide to your son or daughter’s classroom teacher, physical education teacher, lunch aide, paraprofessional, or tutor about Asperger’s? Well, the Organization for Autism Research published such a resource a few years back and generously allows readers to download and print out its 98 pages for free (minus the printing costs, which are priceless when compared to the value of this manual).
An Educator’s Guide to Asperger Syndrome plainly and clearly introduces AS (What is Asperger Syndrome? What does Asperger Syndrome look like? What are the classroom challenges? How does Asperger Syndrome affect a child) and presents a plan to help support and understand AS (Six-Step Plan: Educate Yourself, Reach Out to the Parents, Prepare the Classroom, Educate Peers and Promote Social Goals, Collaborate on the Implementation of an Education Program, and Manage Behavioral Challenges) AT SCHOOL.
When I participated in writing this guide several years ago, I was unaware of the dearth of knowledge about AS among the entire population, let alone school professionals. Having worked heavily with schools for five years now, I realize that this lack of information can only be tackled with accurate, efficacious interventions and strategies that can be implemented immediately. Hopefully, this helps.