Autism Spectrum Disorders. Demystifying Autism. Dr. Barbara Luskin September 2014. Who is the Autism Society of Minnesota?. Our mission : as an agency of families, educators, care givers and professionals, we are committed to supporting individuals with ASD and their families
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Autism Spectrum Disorders
Dr. Barbara Luskin
Our mission: as an agency of families, educators, care givers and professionals, we are committed to supporting individuals with ASD and their families
Our vision: to realize its mission through education, support, collaboration and advocacy.
Established in 1971 as the local presence of the autism community in MN we have provided over 40 years of services and programs that have enhanced the lives of individuals with ASD
299.80 Asperger syndrome
299.80 Rett syndrome
299.10 childhood disintegrative disorder
299.80 pervasive developmental disorder not otherwise specified (PDD-NOS
Motor IQ lang.comp lang.expr social memory
Asperger vs Autism
The client may need:
You may need to teach him/her to self advocate
Try to understand why a person uses an inappropriate behavior
You may need to explain to your client the hierarchy of rules and when they can be broken:
Laws: Sexual Harassment, Theft
Explicit: All phone calls must be logged
Implicit: Always greet the boss politely
Explicit: Request items using form C
Implicit: Fill the water pitcher if you empty it
If a disability related behavior cannot be changed and will be misinterpreted disclosure is vital.