Test Drive Introducing the Alert Program through Song

Test Drive Alert Program

is a spiral-bound book with an accompanying CD full of practical ideas and suggestions on self-regulation. Appealing songs help introduce the Alert Program concepts to children in elementary schools, homes, or therapy settings. What is Self-Regulation? “Self-regulation is a child’s ability to control his or her behavior. It develops over time, and involves many aspects […]

6 Visual Ways for Siblings to Understand Autism


The resources in this article present information for brothers and sisters of siblings who have autism. Here are six DVDs, all offering something different for parents and their children. Consider what is age appropriate for your child and then use the DVD as the starting ground to open up discussions. Autism and Asperger’s for Different […]

“JJ’s Journey” DVD

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I just finished watching an incredible DVD titled JJ’s Journey, which walks viewers through Lori Ciccarelli‘s son, Jeremy’s journey with autism. The DVD is 110 minutes long, and it is definitely worth watching! Everyone who helped to make the documentary what it came to be should be very proud of themselves for helping to educate […]

Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close: A Mother’s Perspective

Extremely Loud Incredibly Close DVD

Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close tells the incredible story of how a young boy, Oskar, who relied on his father and their games and interactions to get through his life; the life he felt was very strange. He admits that he’s different, that doctors thought he might have Asperger’s, but the tests were inconclusive. Portraying […]

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OT in the Home, A Review of an Excellent Resource for Implementing Occupational Therapy at Home

When you look at a title of a video and it refers to occupational therapy (OT) in the home, you expect a lot. For example: host of activities to demonstrate how to approach OT at home in between regularly scheduled sessions with an occupational therapist ideas for helping children regulate their senses while moving through […]

Confidence Building & Bullying Prevention Curriculum For Autism & Asperger Syndrome


Advertisement Bullying is happening every day, in every school, in every corner of the world. What is bullying and what can someone do about it? Model Me Confidence & Bullying Prevention™ is designed to help build confidence and prevent bullying. The new Teaching Manual and Student Workbook complement the video modeling DVD and help extend […]

“OT For Children with Autism, Special Needs and Typical” DVD


This beautifully created DVD, , by occupational therapist, Britt Collins, was a pleasure to watch. Set in a gorgeous backyard, Britt demonstrates a variety of sensory activities in a hands-on approach featuring adorable children. Occupational Therapy and Sensory Integration Occupational therapists commonly use a sensory integration approach to treatment of children with Autism Spectrum Disorders, ADHD, […]

Autistic-Like: Graham’s Story


Poignant, educational, cathartic and real. To me, is all of these things. It is heart-warming account of one family’s journey into the unknown that chronicles the story of the Linthorsts from the parents, Erik and Jennie’s delight at the “perfection” of their child Graham at birth to their realization, when Graham was 17-months old, that […]

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Educational Software to Work on Social Skills


[fbshare]Hometrain is an organization located in Ireland that has developed a couple of products to help teach selected social skills to children with communication deficits. The products are based around interactive software to make learning new skills fun for children.  On their website  Hometrain states:

Special Showcase "Mary & Max"


Recently, my friend gave me a DVD titled Mary and Max. Knowing I like to watch movies and read books related to autism, he wanted to know my opinion after watching this film. Mary and Max is an Australian clay-animated feature film written by Adam Elliot that was the official selection as opening night film […]

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