Making Visual Supports Work in the Home and Community
Strategies for Individuals With Autism and Asperger Syndrome
The importance of visual supports is undeniable. This book contains step-by-step directions and accompanying pictures to help families and individuals with autism spectrum disorders create visual supports that work across many settings. The companion video demonstrates that effective use of visual supports gives children more control over their environment, resulting in less frustration and demonstration of problem behaviors.
MEET THE AUTHORS
MS, is a behavioral consultant for Shawnee Mission Public Schools in Shawnee Mission, Kansas. She has extensive teaching experience with children and youth with autism and Asperger Syndrome.
Brenda Smith Myles,
PhD, a consultant with the Ohio Center for Autism and Low Incidence (OCALI) and the Ziggurat Group, is the recipient of the Autism Society of America's Outstanding Professional Award, the Princeton Fellowship Award, and the Council for Exceptional Children, Division on Developmental Disabilities Burton Blatt Humanitarian Award. Brenda has made over 1000 presentations all over the world and written more than 200 articles and books on ASD. In addition, she served as the co-chair of the National ASD Teacher Standards Committee; was on the National Institute of Mental Health's Interagency Autism Coordinating Committee's Strategic Planning Consortium; and collaborated with the National Professional Center on Autism Spectrum Disorders, National Autism Center, and the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services who identified evidenced based practices for individuals with autism spectrum disorders and served as Project Director for the Texas Autism Resource Guide for Teachers (TARGET). Myles is also on the executive boards of several organizations, including the Scientific Council of the Organization for Autism Research (SCORE) and ASTEP Asperger Syndrome Training and Education Program. Further, in the latest survey conducted by the University of Texas, she was acknowledged as the second most productive applied researcher in ASD in the world.