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Autism and Asperger


Autism and Asperger



SPECIFIC TREATMENTS FOR SPECIFIC POPULATIONS: PARENTS OF CHILDREN WITH AUTISM SPECTRUM DISORDER

With V. Mark Durand, PhD In Parents of Children With Autism Spectrum Disorder, V. Mark Durand demonstrates his positive parenting approach to working with mothers and fathers of children who have been diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder (ASD). ASD is an increasingly common diagnosis among children, and symptoms such as repetitive behaviors and communication deficiencies can challenge parents, often affecting their personal relationships and daily activities. The evidence-based approach demonstrated in this video focuses on increasing a sense of hope in these parents. In this video, Dr. Durand works with a single-mother of an 8-year old boy with autism spectrum disorder. He helps her see that how she thinks about herself and her son impacts on her relationship with him at home. He then helps her focus on seeing the improvements she has seen in her son's behavior over time, and encourages her to take credit for these positive changes.

DVD (Closed Captioned) / 2014 / () / Approx. 100 minutes

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STUDENTS WITH AUTISM

The autism spectrum covers a complex range of conditions. Understanding the characteristics of autistic behaviour and its neurological causes is essential for effective interaction and communication with people with autism. This program takes a first-hand look at a highly effective school-based program for autistic students and presents perspectives from parents, teachers and other professionals.

DVD (With English Subtitles) / 2014 / (Middle Secondary - Professional) / 26 minutes

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MOTHER'S COURAGE, A: TALKING BACK TO AUTISM

Director: Fridrik Thor Fridriksson Narrated by Kate Winslet, this inspiring film follows one woman's quest to unlock her autistic son's mind. Margret, whose ten-year-old son Keli is severely autistic, has tried a number of treatments to help her son. Consumed by an unquenchable thirst for knowledge about this mysterious and complex condition, she travels from her home in Iceland to the United States and Europe, meeting with top autism experts and advocates. She also connects with several other families touched by autism, whose struggles echo her own: the endless doctor visits and experiments with different treatments, the complication of doing everyday tasks, and the inability to communicate - perhaps the most painful and frustrating aspect of autism. But as she comes across innovative new therapies with the potential to break down the walls of autism, Margret finds hope that her son may be able to express himself on a level she never thought possible. Reviews ~ "Truly unbelieveable...it's getting to witness a miracle as it happens. When I saw this film I thought, 'we have to get as many people to see this as possible', especially because autism is such an epidemic in the United States. A Mother's Courage will allow people to once again have hope." - Rosie O'Donnell ~ "A mystery replete with miracles! It will leave audiences stunned and rethinking what has long been considered a disorder devoid of hope." - John Anderson, Variety

DVD / 2010 / () / 103 minutes

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MATTHEW - GUIDANCE FOR PARENTS OF CHILDREN WITH AUTISM

This program parallels the Autism in the Classroom principles, but is more in-depth for what problems parents may encounter with their Autistic child. This program for parents whose child have been diagnosed with Autism and are at a loss of "what to do now." Features parents who explain how many of their problems were overcome, how to work with an Autistic child and how they are now beginning to see results of their hard work and experiences.

DVD / 2009 / () / 28 minutes

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ASPERGER'S AND AUTISM AT CAMP: SUPPORTING CAMPERS WITH SOCIAL CHALLENGES

By Jennifer Harber Camp offers a great opportunity for children with Asperger's syndrome and autism spectrum disorders to build skills and experience success. Asperger's and Autism at Camp: Supporting Campers With Social Challenges presents strategies for helping these children to be successful in a variety of camp settings. The DVD addresses a number of relevant issues, including these campers' strengths and challenges, strategies for promoting social and behavioral success, and ways to help staff understand these terrific "quirky" children. Among the topics covered: ~ General information about autism spectrum disorders ~ Difficulties with communication ~ Difficulties with behavior ~ Difficulties with socialization ~ Schedules ~ Visual supports ~ Sensory inputs

DVD / 2008 / () / 63 minutes

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CHILDREN WITH AUTISM

The growing number of children diagnosed with autism increases the possibility that foster, kinship, and adoptive parents will face this challenging disability. Dr. Robert Nickel, Professor of Pediatrics and nationally respected authority on autism, offers insight into Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASDs) based on his many years of experience as a developmental pediatrician. This course examines the core deficits of autism: communication, social skills, and play. Also covered are developmental delay, Functional Behavior Assessment, Asperger Syndrome, and medical issues commonly experienced by children with autism.

DVD / 2008 / (Infant/Toddler, Preschool, School Age, Adolescent) / 37 minutes

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BOY INSIDE, THE

By Marianne Kaplan "I have no clue, really. Is my voice weird? Do I sound annoying? Am I retarded? That's how kids make me feel. I don't like having Asperger's. I don't like being considered different." Adam, age 12 Filmmaker Marianne Kaplan tells the personal and often harrowing story of her son Adam, a 12-year-old with Asperger syndrome, during a tumultuous year in the life of their family. Asperger's is an increasingly common form of autism typically characterized by high intellectual functioning, coupled with emotionally inappropriate behavior and an inability to interact successfully with others. Adam's condition makes life in seventh grade a minefield, a place where he finds himself misunderstood, isolated, and bullied. As he struggles to find a place for himself, he often says or does the wrong thing, and ends up in tears or in fights with other boys. He left his last school after another boy put a knife to his neck. Adam's parents coach him on how to avoid confrontation, and his teachers take extra steps to help the other kids understand him, but his troubles escalate, first at school and then at home. To learn more about dealing with the challenges of Asperger's, Marianne and Adam attend an international conference, where they share experiences with other AS kids and their parents. Marianne also meets with Dr. Temple Grandin, a renowned animal scientist and author, who is herself autistic. But on their return, the conflicts at school continue unabated. These, and the all-consuming stress of Adam's acting out at home, cause friction not only between Adam and his parents and sister, but also between the parents themselves. At a loss for what to do next, they make the agonizing decision to put Adam in foster care for a few days. As time for high school approaches, his anxious parents worry about the future. Will Adam ever learn how to make and keep friends? How will he handle dating, peer pressure and drugs? Will he eventually be able to survive as an independent adult? In the meantime, will they all survive the grueling challenges of coping with Adam's special needs. This is a rare, first-hand portrait of a troubled year in the life of a family in crisis. Review ~ "Stresses and concerns that parents and families must face are admirably depicted. Recommended." - Educational Media Reviews Online Awards ~ 2007 Japan Prize, Youth Education Division & Audience Choice Prize ~ CINE Golden Eagle Award ~ Freddie Award, Special People Category

DVD (Closed Captioned) / 2006 / () / 47 minutes

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CHILDREN AND ADOLESCENTS: AUTISM SPECTRUM DISORDERS

With James A. Mulick, PhD In Autism Spectrum Disorders, Dr. James A. Mulick shows his approach to counseling children with autism and their parents. Autism spectrum disorder, which includes autism and Asperger syndrome, is characterized by impairment in communication skills, social interactions, and repetitive patterns of behavior. Dr. Mulick works with families with autistic children to help them handle this disorder. In this session, Dr. Mulick works with a mother of a 10-year-old boy who has been diagnosed with autism. Dr. Mulick uses his behavioralíVeducational approach to assess the present situation and makes several intervention suggestions, including exposure, distraction, and reinforcement.

DVD (Closed Captioned) / 2006 / () / Approx. 100 minutes

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AUTISM IS A WORLD

Autism Is A World is a rare look at this disability through the words of Sue, a young woman who lives with it. Directed by Gerardine Wurzburg, Academy Award winner for Educating Peter. The documentary explores autism from the most authentic perspective, an individual who is living with this often misunderstood disorder. This film provides great insight to all those professionals, teachers and parents who are striving to better understand autism spectrum disorders and related disabilities. It also demonstrates how assistive technology can effectively facilitate communication. An excellent staff development tool to help educators recognize and appreciate the potential that exists within each special student whose lives they touch.

DVD / 2005 / () / 40 minutes

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LIVING THE AUTISM MAZE

Directed by Anne Barbano and Jeff Farber Today 1 in 166 children are diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder. Upon receiving this heartbreaking diagnosis, parents begin their search for the elusive cure that will heal their child, and return their family to normalcy. Yet as these families explore the best ways to treat the child they love, they encounter conflicting approaches and endless barriers. This film is about families trying to navigate their way to a better place, trying to understand what the future holds without ready-made roadmaps or guides. This is a film about families who have entered, and are living in, the maze of autism. Reviews ~ "This is a film that every responsible person should see. It is not an educational film alone, but an inspirational one." - Frank Manchel, Professor Emeritus, The University of Vermont ~ "I loved the intimacy of being invited into the world of these families and getting a sense of what it must be like to live with a child with autism. I definitely walked away having a greater appreciation of the struggles that families face, the great love and passion propelling parents to find help, answers, along with the heartbreak and frustrations."-Rita Murphy, author, Random House Children's Books Note ~ Official Selection, Green Mountain Film Festival, 2006

DVD / 2005 / () / 40 minutes

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AUTISM IN THE CLASSROOM - WHAT TEACHERS NEED TO KNOW

This program was designed by teachers and parents with autistic children and autistic children in their facilities. Features a short interview with Dr. Bernard Rimland, founder of the Autism Research Institute, author and noted expert on autism. Dr. Rimland was the technical director for the film "Rainman" featuring Dustin Hoffman and Tom Cruise.

DVD / 2004 / () / 17 minutes

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NAVIGATING THE SOCIAL WORLD: A CURRICULUM FOR INDIVIDUALS WITH ASPERGER'S SYNDROME, HIGH-FUNCTIONING AUTISM

By Jeanette McAfee Pediatrician Jeanie McAfee created the user-friendly social curriculum Navigating the Social World for her daughter Rachel, who was diagnosed with Asperger's at age ten. Since then, it has become a staple for parents and educators. Through humorous skits, audience participation, and excellent presentations, Jeanie and her co-host Amelia Davies address the most u rgent problems facing those with Asperger's Syndrome, high-functioning autism, and related disorders: how to increase communication skills, recognize and cope with emotions, recognize and prevent stress, develop abstract thinking skills, address behavioral problems, and much more. Over three hours long, this workshop will guide you through steps that can be employed in the classroom or home. Reviews ~ "Provides clear and thorough cognitive behavioral programs for working with children to develop life skills." - Marjorie Solomon-Friedman, Ph.D. Post Graduate Researcher/M.I.N.D. Scholar ~ "A source for understanding the cognitive origins of inappropriate behaviors seen in this population. Dr. McAfee has done an outstanding job creating a practical guide to emotional and social dilemmas." - Linda Lotspiech, M.D., M.Ed., Director, Neuropsychiatry/PDD Clinic, Stanford University ~ "Straight-forward, consistent interventions on a wide range of behaviors and skills." - Robin L. Hansen, M.D., Chief, Developmental Behavioral Pediatrics, M.I.N.D. Institute/University of California, Davis ~ "As a behaviorist, rarely can I find a program written for real people that provides applicability in a common sense way. Ideal for professionals, paraprofessionals and caregivers." - Rodger Stein, Behaviorist ~ "From an SLP standpoint, I thought [the] information was excellent. . . . A fabulous addition for professionals and parents. . . . Provides step-by-step, understandable program in a format that can be easily adapted to any type of educational or therapeutic program." - Jane Germ, Speech and Language Pathologist

DVD / 2004 / () / 3 hours

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SPECIAL EDUCATION - MY SON JACK: DIAGNOSIS - AUTISM

When Robert Parish's son, Jack Michael, was diagnosed with an Autism Spectrum Disorder, he decided to do something that would help shatter the myths and misinformation about ASD. The award-winning broadcaster/producer produced two hour-long documentaries (Come Back Jack and Come Back Jack 2002) about his family's journey that have been broadcast nationally on PBS. Based on viewer reaction to these programs, Parish then produced this program to feature interview segments, as well as clinical and educational advice not included in the first two documentaries. This program explores the origins, diagnosis and treatment options for children with ASD; it features experts Patricia Manning-Courtney, M.D., Director of The Kelly O'Leary Center for Pervasive Developmental Disorders at Children's Hospital in Cincinnati, OH; Arnold Miller, Ph.D., founder of the Language and Cognitive Development Center (LCDC) in Boston, MA; Paul Callahan, Psy.D., Director of Operations, at The Language and Cognitive Development Center, Boston, MA; and includes interviews with Jack's siblings (Graham, Ryan and Courtney) and his mother, Diane.

DVD / 2004 / (Senior High, College, Adult) / 30 minutes

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ASPERGER'S SYNDROME, VOL. 1: A GUIDE FOR PARENTS AND PROFESSIONALS

By Dr. Tony Attwood Whether you're a curious parent or a seasoned psychologist, this DVD is a perfect introduction to Asperger's Syndrome. Tony's personable approach to the Asperger's way of thinking will enlighten you. He describes numerous intriguing case examples and offers practical strategies that worked for people with Asperger's. In hour one, Tony provides a diagnostic description of a person with Asperger's. In the second hour, he offers a social curriculum that includes countless ideas and activities. The third hour focuses on emotion management. Reviews ~ "Dr. Attwood increased my understanding of Asperger's by 1000%!" - Conference attendee ~ "Entertaining and informative!" - Conference attendee ~ "As someone new to Asperger's, this gave me strategies to use in my classroom." - Conference attendee ~ "Dr. Attwood is an exciting and knowledgeable presenter." - Conference attendee

DVD / 2002 / () / 3 hours

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SPECTRUM OF AUTISM, THE

By Heidi Rosenthal Autism is referred to as a spectrum disorder: those affected by it can exhibit a wide range of symptoms and of developmental progress. It is this extreme variability which makes the disorder sometimes difficult to recognize, and may lead to children being misdiagnosed as mentally ill or retarded, when early and appropriate intervention is so crucial to treating children with autism. In this DVD, we share in the experiences of several families who have struggled to love and care for children who fall at various points on the spectrum of autism. We learn about the symptoms which first alerted them to the possibility of a developmental disorder in their child, and the challenges they faced in obtaining an accurate diagnosis, and then in securing proper treatment and an educational setting appropriate to their children's needs. We hear as well the perspectives of clinicians and educators who explain the difficulties they face in recognizing autism, and point to some of the common developmental signs which may be early signals of the disorder. These include delays or regression in learning to talk; difficulties in understanding and integrating various forms of sensory stimuli; and failure to develop normal speech, language or early social skills. Yet the overriding message of this production is that caring and aware parents and professionals can be extraordinarily effective in enabling children with autism to participate in the world around them. Reviews ~ "The information presented is concise, well organized, and serves as a good general introduction to the subject of autism in children. As with most Fanlight Productions titles, The Spectrum of Autism is well edited and reflects good production values. The information is accurate and useful to both health and lay audiences. Recommended." - Educational Media Reviews ~ "Excellent and informative - a short, accurate, well-documented exploration of autism." - Science Books & Films

DVD (Closed Captioned) / 2002 / () / 34 minutes

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SPECTRUM OF AUTISM, THE

By Heidi Rosenthal Autism is referred to as a spectrum disorder: those affected by it can exhibit a wide range of symptoms and of developmental progress. It is this extreme variability which makes the disorder sometimes difficult to recognize, and may lead to children being misdiagnosed as mentally ill or retarded, when early and appropriate intervention is so crucial to treating children with autism. In this DVD, we share in the experiences of several families who have struggled to love and care for children who fall at various points on the spectrum of autism. We learn about the symptoms which first alerted them to the possibility of a developmental disorder in their child, and the challenges they faced in obtaining an accurate diagnosis, and then in securing proper treatment and an educational setting appropriate to their children's needs. We hear as well the perspectives of clinicians and educators who explain the difficulties they face in recognizing autism, and point to some of the common developmental signs which may be early signals of the disorder. These include delays or regression in learning to talk; difficulties in understanding and integrating various forms of sensory stimuli; and failure to develop normal speech, language or early social skills. Yet the overriding message of this production is that caring and aware parents and professionals can be extraordinarily effective in enabling children with autism to participate in the world around them. Reviews ~ "The information presented is concise, well organized, and serves as a good general introduction to the subject of autism in children. As with most Fanlight Productions titles, The Spectrum of Autism is well edited and reflects good production values. The information is accurate and useful to both health and lay audiences. Recommended." - Educational Media Reviews ~ "Excellent and informative - a short, accurate, well-documented exploration of autism." - Science Books & Films

DVD (Closed Captioned) / 2002 / () / 34 minutes

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ALL ABOUT AUTISM: AUTISM SPECTRUM DISORDERS

In this DVD, educational psychologist, speaker and author Glenis Benson, Ph.D. presents a comprehensive overview of autism spectrum disorders. Her developmental perspective covers major issue areas: ~ Cognitive style ~ Diagnostic characteristics ~ Communication skills and deficits ~ Social behaviors ~ Challenging behaviors

DVD (Closed Captioned) / 2001 / () / 39 minutes

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ALL ABOUT AUTISM: ASPERGER SYNDROME

Explains symptoms, causes of and coping strategies There has been an increase of diagnoses of Asperger Syndrome in recent years. This DVD looks at Asperger Syndrome in general while focusing on 12-year-old Andrew. Includes an in-depth interview with Dr. Tina Iyama, M.D., University of Wisconsin Children's Hospital. Dr. Iyama explains the symptoms, causes of and strategies for coping with Asperger Syndrome. Andrew shows that with successful supports it's possible to develop skills and behaviors appropriate for the classroom, while maintaining his unique personality. Thoroughly watchable and informative, ideal for staff and parents.

DVD (Closed Captioned) / 2000 / () / 17 minutes

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ASPERGER SYNDROME: LIVING OUTSIDE THE BELL CURVE

There has been an increase in the diagnoses of Asperger Syndrome in recent years. This program looks at Asperger in general while focusing on 12 year old Andrew. Includes an in-depth interview with Dr. Tina Lyama, MD, University of Wisconsin Children's Hospital. Lyama explains the symptoms, causes of and strategies for coping with Asperger Syndrome. Andrew shows that with successful supports, it's possible to develop skills and behaviors appropriate for the classroom, while maintaining his unique personality. A thoroughly watchable and informative program. Ideal for staff and parents.

DVD (Closed Captioned) / 2000 / () / 17 minutes

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ALL ABOUT AUTISM: STRAIGHT TALK ABOUT AUTISM

Address both Childhood and Adolescent issues This DVD features interviews with kids with autism and their parents. They examine the key issues caused by autism that they have encountered during childhood and also adolescence. Childhood Issues covers the difficulty of getting an accurate diagnosis, parental acceptance of the disability, dealing with communication deficits and beginning school. Adolescent Issues features hypersensitivities, splinter skills, teasing, Circle of Friends programs, social skills, school-to-work transition and independent living.

DVD (Closed Captioned) / 1999 / () / 80 minutes

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AUTISM: A WORLD APART

By Karen Cunninghame Autism's cause is unknown. There is no cure, and it strikes each victim differently. In this candid documentary, three families show us what the textbooks and studies cannot: what it's like to live with autism day after day, to love and raise children who may be withdrawn, violent, and unable to make connections with their families. The parents of six-year-old Jessica spend most of their time and resources trying to teach her simple skills of communication and daily living. Believing the condition has made them stronger, they are still heartbroken by the limitations it places on their daughter's future. After years of aggressive, unpredictable behavior, which strained their relations with each other and with their other children, Chris's parents placed him in a group home. He has since become more independent, and better able to interact with his family. While Greg's family feels it is time for him to live independently, they have not been able to find an appropriate placement. Reviews ~ "An outstanding, sympathetic look at autism and at three coping, caring families." - Booklist ~ "A sensitively presented introduction to the complex psychological and emotional issues surrounding family care for the autistic child." - Video Rating Guide Awards ~ Best of Category, Birmingham Film Festival ~ Blue Ribbon, American Film Festival ~ American Journal of Nursing Media Awards

DVD / 1988 / () / 29 minutes

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ASPERGER'S, AUTISM AND GIRLS: UNDERSTANDING AND APPRECIATING THE FEMALE PERSPECTIVE

By Tony Attwood Dr. Tony Attwood is a Clinical Psychologist who has specialized in autism for over 30 years. As a practicing clinician with special interest in early diagnosis, severe challenging behavior, and Asperger's Syndrome, his experience covers the full range of the spectrum, from the profoundly disabled to the most highly functioning. In this insightful presentation, Dr. Tony Attwood describes the unique challenges of women and girls with autism and Asperger's Syndrome. Addressing the rapid increase of women and girls with autism spectrum disorders, as well as the large number who remain misdiagnosed, he also covers the practical solutions school systems can implement, social challenges, and issues such as navigating puberty, transitioning to work or university, and the importance of careers.

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