Junior High to High School – Trouble with Transitions & Autism
Autism / Autism Awareness / Parenting

Junior High to High School – Trouble with Transitions & Autism

My son, Chris, just graduated from junior high school, in June.  He was very excited to hear the words, “high school;” however, thus far, it has brought about anxiety and regression.  To him, high school, may have meant new, fun times/friends.  In reality, going to high school means one gives up the playground to begin … Continue reading

Augmentative and Alternative Communication (AAC) & Autism
AAC / Augmentative and Alternative Communication (AAC) / Autism / Autism Awareness / Beatriz Fox / Books / Parenting / Special Needs / Speech Therapy / Uncategorized

Augmentative and Alternative Communication (AAC) & Autism

Augmentative and Alternative Communication (AAC) is defined as the use of methods to replace or support verbal communication. AAC interventions include a wide range of systems from no technology (gestures, signs,) to low technology (communication board or wallet,) to high technology (speech generating devices.) Chris began using PECS (Picture Exchange Communication System) at school and … Continue reading