Power of Prevention: Heading Off Difficult Behavior

In the past, children’s challenging behavior was typically addressed with consequences (usually punishment) imposed after the problem behavior occurred.  Parents, teachers, and other people supporting children with special needs are now starting to recognize the power of prevention. Preventive strategies make problem behavior unnecessary because the situations that set the stage for the problems (e.g., boredom, difficult tasks) have been anticipated and changed. …

High Functioning Autism in Young Women

Simple steps parents and educators can take to recognize the signs of High Functioning Autism/Asperger’s in young women

shutterstock_16462813What is wrong with Mary? Why doesn’t my daughter or student fit in? These can be the most difficult, gut-wrenching questions that parents and educators ask themselves regarding their female children or students.…