Autism spectrum disorder (ASD) is a developmental disability that may cause social, communication, or behavioral challenges.
The degree to which students with ASD experience any of these challenges varies, leading to the use of the term “spectrum.” The learning, thinking, and problem-solving abilities of people with ASD can range from gifted to severely challenged. ASD does not necessarily affect a student’s thinking, learning, or problem-solving, or a student’s physical appearance.
The Centers for Disease Control estimates that approximately 1 in 54 children have been identified with ASD.
Development of Mathematical Practices Through Word Problem–Solving Instruction for Students With Autism Spectrum Disorder
Time Timer® inventor Jan Rogers’ youngest child struggled to make transitions from one daily routine to another. Whether it was time to get ready for school, or for homework, practice or bed, her young daughter often felt frustrated and anxious because of her inability to grasp the concept of elapsed time.
Motivated to solve this universal problem, Jan created the Time Timer—an innovative, simple time management tool designed to “show” the passage of time through use of a patented red disk. As time elapses, the red disk disappears—making common routines at work, school or home stress-free
Ms. Sturdivant is also the mother of a 12-year-old son who is on the Autism spectrum. After facing challenges finding appropriate providers to meet the needs of her family, she founded Living Autism Out Loud (LAOL). Living Autism Out Loud, LLC (LAOL) was founded with the goal of decreasing and eventually eliminating cultural barriers that Black, Indigenous People of Color (BIPOC) parents face when accessing services and supports for their children with Autism and/or Intellectual Developmental Disabilities. By including the "parent voice" in professional supports and services, LAOL focuses on