Does Bullying Belong in an IEP? Did you know in both the U.S. and the U.K. bullying can be addressed in your child’s IEP (Individualized Education Program)? Bullying is a special education issue when it involves disability-based harassment because a … Continue reading
Temple Grandin is one of the world’s most iconic scientists. A leading expert on animal behavior, she has even been the subject of a movie, in which Claire Danes played her in an award-winning performance. Her accomplishments are legion, including her creation of livestock-handling facilities based on animals’ natural behavior. But her greatest impact might be as one of the most prominent adults with autism. The condition has given Grandin unique insights, orienting her work on animals and allowing her to rethink human nature. The result is a series of best-selling books—”Animals Make Us Human,” “Animals in Translation,” and “Thinking in Pictures,” among many others—as well as the hug (or “squeeze”) machine, used for calming hypersensitive patients. More recently, autism itself has become the subject of her research. Her most recent book, “The Autistic Brain,” presents the latest physiological research and charts the shift from neurological to genetic approaches to the condition. Grandin shares this new work with her trademark intelligence and accessibility.
This program is generously underwritten by Rose L. Shure and shared by the Chicago Humanities Festival.
Asperger’s Syndrome: 1.) First identified by Hans Asperger in 1944 and introduced to the United States through the DSM-IV in 1994. 2.) Characterized by repetitive interests, activities, and thoughts, along with an impairment in social situations. 3.) There are no … Continue reading
History Asperger’s syndrome (also known as Asperger’s Disorder) was first described in the 1940s by Viennese pediatrician Hans Asperger, who observed autism-like behaviors and difficulties with social and communication skills in boys who had normal intelligence and language development. Many … Continue reading
The characteristic behaviors of autism spectrum disorder may be apparent in infancy (18 to 24 months), but they usually become clearer during early childhood (24 months to 6 years). As part of a well-baby or well-child visit, your child’s doctor … Continue reading
A comprehensive list of common terminology. A ADA The abbreviation for Americans with Disabilities Act. See Americans with Disabilities Act. Adaptive Behavior The ability to adjust to new situations and to apply familiar or new skills to those situations. For … Continue reading