Autism Spectrum Disorders: Supportive Strategies for Crisis Prevention
Due to the complex nature of Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD) there is no "magic formula" or simple solution that will work to assist all students with autism spectrum disorders. Every plan must be personalized and based on an assessment of a student’s unique skill set, preferences, interests, dreams, needs, and learning style. Every student with ASD is as unique as every student who does not have ASD. The strategies in this info capsule will help you interact with students with ASD more effectively. They are rooted in a spirit of empathy, dignity, and respect, and will help you further develop a school environment of Care, Welfare, Safety, and SecuritySM.
Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD): Supportive Strategies for Crisis Prevention [PDF]
The Art of Setting Limits
Setting limits is one of the most powerful tools that professionals have to promote positive behavior change for their clients, students, residents, patients, etc. Knowing there are limits on their behavior helps the individuals in your charge feel safe. It also helps them learn to make appropriate choices.
The Art of Setting Limits [PDF]
Ten Tips for Crisis Prevention
A crisis can be defined as a moment in time when an individual in your charge loses rational, and at times even physical, control over her own behavior. This can be very challenging and anxiety producing for those responsible for intervening. Due to the chaotic, unpredictable nature of a crisis, it is vital that staff stay calm and proceed with a plan.
Ten Tips for Crisis Prevention [PDF]