In many instances, a school administrator can provide certain accommodations for students with disabilities, as well as guide decisions regarding how teachers address behavioral challenges. The purpose of this book is to provide school administrators with useful and practical suggestions and strategies that can increase student achievement, engagement, positive behavior, and social skills for high-functioning students on the spectrum (HF-ASD); help reduce educator stress and frustration; and increase positive interactions between families and school personnel so that the school day is more successful for all parties.
"If only I'd had this book since I began advocacy for students with high-functioning autism spectrum disorder decades ago!"--Susan Moreno, MA, ABS, District 1 Ally, Autism Society of Indiana
Diane Adreon, EdD, is the associate director of the University of Miami-Nova Southeastern University Center for Autism and Related Disabilities. In addition, Diane has a private autism consulting practice and is the author of Simple Strategies that Work and Asperger Syndrome and Adolescence. Diane has presented nationally and internationally on high-functioning autism and Asperger Syndrome and serves on the editorial boards of Focus on Autism Developmental Disorders and Intervention in School Clinic.
Brenda Smith Myles, PhD, a consultant with the Ziggurat Group, the National Professional Development Center on Autism Spectrum Disorders, and the Education and Treatment Services Project for Military Dependent Children with Autism, was 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. She has written over 150 articles and books on autism spectrum disorders