Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) is a complex neurological disorder that affects the function of the brain. The symptoms of ASD include impairments in communication and social interaction and restricted, repetitive patterns of behaviours, interests, and activities. ASD is referred to as a spectrum disorder because symptoms can be present in a variety of combinations and range in severity from mildly to profoundly disabling. In Manitoba schools, programming for students with ASD is done by a team, including the parents, using an individual planning process.
Supporting Inclusive Schools: A Handbook for Developing and Implementing Programming for Students with Autism Spectrum Disorder recognizes the need of educators for a resource to support appropriate educational programming for students with ASD.
Supporting Inclusive Schools: A Handbook for Developing and Implementing Programming for Students with Autism Spectrum Disorder is intended to be a planning and programming resource for school teams who support students with ASD.
Complete Document (2 MB)
Specific Sections of the Document:
Acknowledgements and Contents (245 KB)
Chapter 1: Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD)
Chapter 2: The Student with ASD (275 KB)
Chapter 3: Planning for the Student with ASD
Chapter 4: Teaching the Student with ASD (478 KB)
Chapter 5: Instructional Strategies for the Student with ASD (402 KB)
Appendix A: DSM-IV-TR Diagnostic Criteria (145 KB)
Appendix B: Asperger's Syndrome (56 KB)
Appendix C: Behavioural Support for Students with ASD (597 KB)
Appendix D: ASD Inventory (170 KB)
– available in MS-Word (171 KB)
Appendix E: Human Sexuality Education and Students with ASD (163 KB)
Appendix F: Forms (152 KB)
– available in MS-Word (120 KB)
Bibliography (116 KB)
Suggested Readings (217 KB)
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