Five Ideas for Successful Celebrations

These planning strategies can be used to prepare and help a person on the autism spectrum participate in celebrations and events that happen throughout the year. 1. Simplify Keep change to a minimum – reduce decorations, limit visitors, keep travel to a minimum. 2. Themes Outside the Box Pick party ideas that truly fit the person’s … Continue reading

Fun Games for People on the Autism Spectrum

by Debbie Roome People on the autism spectrum can benefit greatly from games that help them to work on areas of weakness in their social skills and communication. These include home-made games and store bought games. Cariboo by Cranium Cariboo by Cranium is described as a magical treasure hunt game. Six balls are dropped into … Continue reading

iPad, iPod Touch and iPhone Apps – Social Life Skills Apps

By Autism Spectrum Directory, All Rights Reserved. This is a list of Social Life Skills Apps compatible with iPhone, iPod Touch and iPad. One of the three core symptoms for an autism spectrum disorder is social impairment. Idioms Idiom Dictionary $1.99 – An idiom is a term requiring some foundational knowledge, information, or experience, to use only within a culture, where … Continue reading

iPad, iPod Touch and iPhone Apps – Social Skills, Social Stories and Scripts

By Autism Spectrum Directory, All Rights Reserved. This is a list of Social Skills, Social Stories and Script Apps compatible with iPhone, iPod Touch and iPad. One of the three core symptoms for an autism spectrum disorder is social impairment. Social Skills $6.99 – Offers parents and educators the ability to interact with twelve social narratives with over 100 socially driven … Continue reading

iPad, iPod Touch and iPhone Apps – Non Verbal Communication and Social Skills by Pictures

By Autism Spectrum Directory, All Rights Reserved. This is a list of Non Verbal Communication and Social Skills by Pictures Apps compatible with iPhone, iPod Touch and iPad. Two of the three core symptoms for an autism spectrum disorder are communication deficit and social impairment. Storyboards Stories to Learn $13.99 – Offers parents and educators the ability to create personalized stories … Continue reading

SOLUTION CHART for Social and Communication Difficulties for People on the Autism Spectrum

This chart identifies issues with social and communication skills for people on the autism spectrum and strategies to help the person. It is important to give consideration to the unique learning characteristics of a person, to provide support when needed, and to build on the person’s many strengths. Also, if you are unsure of the … Continue reading

iPad, iPod Touch and iPhone Apps for Learning Social Skills

By Autism Spectrum Directory, All Rights Reserved. This is a list of Social Skills Apps compatible with iPhone, iPod Touch and iPad. One of the three core symptoms for an autism spectrum disorder is social impairment. People on the autism spectrum learn by association rather than by observation. An iTunes app can be used as a teaching … Continue reading