Funding for this publication is provided by the Oklahoma State Department of Education through the Teacher Registry Training contract using Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) federal funds.
Welcome to Autism Links
Traci Sutton, M.S., CCC-SLP
This issue focuses on adaptive behaviors and developing skills to function in daily life.
AUTISM INTERNET MODULES:
“Developed by the Ohio Center for Autism and Low Incidence (OCALI) in partnership with the Autism Society of America (ASA), the Nebraska Autism Spectrum Disorders Network, the National Professional Development Center on Autism Spectrum Disorders and Toronto's Geneva Centre for Autism, this series of online learning modules includes information on assessment and identification of ASDs, recognizing and understanding behaviors and characteristics, transition to adulthood, employment, and numerous evidence-based practices and interventions” (Autism Internet Modules, 2013)
Adaptive Behavior includes age-appropriate behaviors necessary for people to live independently and to function safely and appropriately in daily life. Adaptive behaviors are real life skills such as grooming, dressing, safety, safe food handling, school rules, ability to work (employment), money management, cleaning (hygiene), making friends, social skills, and personal responsibility.
Self -Care and Independence