Middle School

The transition to middle school for students with autism spectrum disorders can be a veritable minefield of hidden curriculum rules and social misunderstanding.

Middle School

The transition to middle school for students with autism spectrum disorders can be a veritable minefield of hidden curriculum rules and social misunderstanding. Here, the author shares what worked and what didn't work for her to help others avoid some of the pitfalls of fitting in and doing well academically.

Practical Solutions for Stabilizing Students with Classic Autism to be Ready to Learn

In Middle School : The Stuff Nobody Tells You About , a teenager with Asperger Syndrome relates her own experiences in middle school . Aimed at young teens , Middle School tackles the issues that girls this age care about : fitting in ...

Practical Solutions for Stabilizing Students with Classic Autism to be Ready to Learn

This title recognizes the importance of offering stabilization strategies that afford students a better regulated body, often enabling students with classic autism to increase their time in school, most of them working up to full-day participation.

Visual Support for Children with Autism Spectrum Disorders

In Middle School : The Stuff Nobody Tells You About , a teenager with Asperger Syndrome relates her own experiences in middle school . Aimed at young teens , Middle School tackles the issues that girls this age care about : fitting in ...

Visual Support for Children with Autism Spectrum Disorders

Combining their years of experience working with individuals on the autism spectrum, both here and around the world, authors Vera Bernard-Opitz and Anne Häußler bring teachers and other professionals practical ideas and teaching methods for offering visual supports to students with autism spectrum disorders and other visual learners. With hundreds of colorful illustrations and step-by-step directions, this book lays the foundation for how to structure teaching environments, as well as offers countless examples of activities for students, ranging from basic skills, to reading and math, to social behavior.

Independence Social and Study Strategies for Young Adults with Autism Spectrum Disorder

Haley Moss Foreword by Susan J. Moreno Paperback: £14.99/$19.95 ISBN: 978 1 84905 984 8 160 pages How do you know which ... Haley is the author of Middle School: The Stuff Nobody Tells You About, she is a keen advocate for autism, ...

Independence  Social  and Study Strategies for Young Adults with Autism Spectrum Disorder

The BASICS College Curriculum presents a hands-on approach to learning essential life and study skills for college students with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD). This book focuses on the transition to college, developing key academic skills, navigating campus social life, and living away from home for the first time. Ideal as a textbook for ASD college programs and suitable for students to use for self-study, it teaches independence skills, self-advocacy, organization, stress management, and social skills. Each chapter has a lesson-based progressive structure, providing valuable information and advice for the student, useful diagrams, practical exercises and workbook components that can be filled in at home or in class. Self-assessment tools ensure the skills from each chapter can be reviewed and adjusted as necessary.

Sincerely Your Autistic Child

DUSYA L. is a straight , white millennial with an Asperger's diagnosis from the northeastern region of the US . ... HALEY Moss is an autistic attorney and the author of Middle School : The Stuff Nobody Tells You About and A Freshman ...

Sincerely  Your Autistic Child

A diverse collection of autistic voices that highlights how parents can avoid common mistakes and misconceptions, and make their child feel truly accepted, valued, and celebrated for who they are. Most resources available for parents come from psychologists, educators, and doctors, offering parents a narrow and technical approach to autism. Sincerely, Your Autistic Child represents an authentic resource for parents written by autistic people themselves. From childhood and education to culture, gender identity, and sexuality, this anthology tackles the everyday joys and challenges of growing up while honestly addressing the emotional needs, sensitivity, and vibrancy of autistic kids, youth, and young adults. Contributors reflect on what they have learned while growing up on the autism spectrum and how parents can avoid common mistakes and overcome challenges while raising their child. Part memoir, part guide, and part love letter, Sincerely, Your Autistic Child is an indispensable collection that invites parents and allies into the unique and often unheard experiences of autistic children and teens.

Navigating a New School

Mosatche, Harriet, and Karen Unger. Too Old for This Too Young for That!: Your Survival Guide for the Middle School Years. Minneapolis, MN: Free Spirit Publishing, 2010. Moss, Haley. Middle School—The Stuff Nobody Tells You About: A.

Navigating a New School

The first day of school in a new middle school can be overwhelming and bewildering—the maze of hallways, the hundreds of identical lockers, the locker combinations and sticky locks, the far-flung classrooms, the many teachers, the lunchroom full of unfamiliar faces. Anxiety over the strangeness and newness of all this can be running high, and making the transition from scared new student to supremely confident and self-assured middle schooler can take some time. This book helps reduce the stress, while easing and shortening the difficult transition. Full of extremely useful tips regarding orientation, locker organization, time management, choosing a lunch table, and adapting to new situations like increased homework, changing for gym in the locker rooms, and getting from class-to-class between periods, this book will turn even the most trepidatious new student into a seasoned middle school pro in no time.

Views from the Spectrum

After her presentation, she was encouraged and inspired to write a book to help middle school students on the autism spectrum. Over the next two years, she wrote a 160-page book, Middle School: The Stuff Nobody Tells You About.

Views from the Spectrum

A remarkable inside look at the intersection of faith and autism for parents longing to connect their children with God's love Raising a child with autism is both a challenge and an adventure--and sometimes parents need to know there can also be wonderful potential for blessings. Views from the Spectrum shares the inspiring stories of twenty amazing young adults with autism and how each of their family's unwavering support and faith in God led them to accomplish what was thought impossible. As a thriving adult with autism himself, Ron Sandison is determined to educate the world on the gifts and talents autism can cultivate--even when they differ from our expectations of typical success. While it is primarily a much-needed how-to guide for parents of children with special needs, this book is also a stunning view into the world of autism. Readers will witness the courage of Tyler Gianchetta, who rescued his mother from a burning vehicle. They'll marvel at the artistic talent of nonverbal poet and artist Kimberly Dixon, admire the determination of Armani Williams, competing as a NASCAR driver, and find encouragement in the many other stories within these pages. In addition to these experiences, Sandison has also interviewed top experts in the autism field and shares their insights here. Sandison weaves narrative with Scripture, sharing his own journey with autism throughout the book. Full of anecdotes, scientific research, parenting tips, prayers, devotions, and more, Views from the Spectrum is a celebration of autism, faith, and the possibilities at their intersection.

Your First Source for Practical Solutions for ASD

Haley is the author of Middle School : The Stuff Nobody Tells You About -A Teenage Girl with High - Functioning Autism Shares Her Experiences ( see page 45 ) . Updated , expanded edition ! Developing Talents Careers for Individuals.

Your First Source for Practical Solutions for ASD


Big Picture Thinking

Middle school : The stuff nobody tells you about – A teenage girl with high - functioning Autism shares her experiences . Shawnee Mission , KS : AAPC Publishing . ( Grade 5 and up ) Niner H. ( 2003 ) . Mr. worry : A story about OCD .

Big Picture Thinking

A series of lessons and information for teaching students to analyze social situations, break them down into their component parts and then adding everything together again to create a whole-- the big picture.

Teaching Children with High Level Autism

... 162–3 meta-analysis, as gold standard 108–9 metaphors 183 micro-aggression 156 Middle School — The Stuff Nobody Tells You About—A Teenage Girl With High-Functioning Autism Shares Her Experiences (Moss) 82 middle school years 177–88; ...

Teaching Children with High Level Autism

Teaching Children with High-Level Autism combines the perspectives of families and children with disabilities and frames these personal experiences in the context of evidence-based practice, providing pre- and in-service teachers and professionals with vital information on how they can help children with high-level autism reach their full potential. Many children with high-level autism are capable of regulating their behaviors given the right interventions, and this cutting edge text explores multiple methods for helping such children succeed academically, socially, and behaviorally. The book: • draws from interviews with twenty families who have middle- and high-school-aged children with high functioning autism or Aspergers syndrome; • presents a synthesis of the most cutting-edge research in the field; • provides practical advice for educating children with high-level autism; • is authored by two special education professors who are also both the parents of children with disabilities. Teaching Children with High-Level Autism is essential reading for anyone who works or plans to work with children on the upper range of the autism spectrum.

Teaching Adolescents with Autism

... M., & Arnold, E. (2005). Revealing the hidden social code: Social stories for people with autistic spectrum disorders. London: Jessica Kingsley. Moss, H. (2010). Middle school: The stuff nobody tells you about: A teenage girl with ...

Teaching Adolescents with Autism

Award-winning educator Walter Kaweski offers secondary teachers practical strategies and heartfelt insights based on his extensive experience as an autism specialist, inclusion coordinator, and father of a son with Asperger syndrome. Students with special needs often require extra support as they adjust to middle and high school and the changes that accompany adolescence. Without support, this time can be overwhelming. Teaching Adolescents with Autism offers hundreds of valuable ideas to help teachers:? Understand the causes and manifestations of autism? Solve adolescent behavior challenges? Support students with diverse needs? Implement academic and behavioral interventions? Help students adjust to social situations? Understand special education policyEach chapter offers numerous personal stories that illustrate and reinforce strategies in a tangible way. Important concepts are augmented with bulleted lists, tables, figures, photographs, and cartoons drawn by a student with autism. This unique book takes the mystery out of teaching adolescents with autism and inspires teachers to appreciate the individuality of each student.

More Cognitively Advanced Individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorders

... Middle School: The Stuff Nobody Tells You by Haley Moss (for teen girls). Seek a Diagnosis Be sure that the place from which you seek the diagnosis has experience with more cognitively advanced people who are 15 years and older.

More Cognitively Advanced Individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorders

The second edition of this concise, plain-English guide fully explains all of the common areas of difficulty for more cognitively advanced individuals with autism, Asperger syndrome and PDD/NOS, and provides much-needed support, uncomplicated advice, and practical, positive solutions. Susan J. Moreno provides an accessible summary of up-to-date information on the diagnostic criteria of ASD, including the common traits and characteristics to look out for. She explores common areas of difficulty, offering a wealth of practical advice and tried-and-tested strategies for meeting the needs of each individual. Topics covered include the individual with autism at home, schooling, tips for teaching, sensory issues, and social skills and involvement in the community. The book closes with useful appendices of practical advice for parents, teachers, medical professionals, and others who care. This handy and informative guide is ideal for teachers, parents, health professionals, individuals on the autism spectrum and anyone else who would like to find out more about autism spectrum disorders.

A Freshman Survival Guide for College Students with Autism Spectrum Disorders

The Stuff Nobody Tells You About! Haley Moss. not as many people go to the games, ... I'm not worried about college students giving out too much personal information and having the same issues a middle or high school student would.

A Freshman Survival Guide for College Students with Autism Spectrum Disorders

How do you know which college is right for you? What happens if you don't get on with your roommate? And what on earth is the Greek system all about? As a university student with High-Functioning Autism, Haley Moss offers essential tips and advice in this insider's guide to surviving the Freshman year of college. Chatty, honest and full of really useful information, Haley's first-hand account of the college experience covers everything students with Autism Spectrum Disorders need to know. She talks through getting ready for college, dorm life and living away from parents, what to expect from classes, professors and exams, and how to cope in new social situations and make friends. This book is a must-read for all students on the autism spectrum who are about to begin their first year of college, parents and teachers who are helping them prepare, and college faculty and staff.

Funny Girl

Sure, I suppose I could tell you about how your body works and all that stuff. But that's what the school nurse and those little movies they make you watch are for. Me? I'm here to help with the stuff nobody tells you.

Funny Girl

Funny Girl is a collection of uproarious stories, rollicking comics, rib-tickling wit, and more, from 25 of today’s funniest female writers for kids. What could be funnier than family? Read stories about Ursula Brown's grandmother driving her on a road trip to disaster, Lisa Brown's little brother getting a Tic-Tac stuck up his nose, and Carmen Agra Deedy's mom setting the bathtub on fire. What could be funnier than friends? Pretty much nothing, as Rita Williams-Garcia shows two besties hatching a bird-brained scheme to get on to a TV talk show, and Deborah Underwood introduces a dynamic dog-and-cat duo teaming up on a pet advice column. What could be funnier than YOU? Tell your future with Mad Libs, discover your Chinese Zodiac sign with Lenore Look, and learn the best tricks of the comedy trade from professional humorists like Adrianne Chalepah and Delaney Yeager. With clever contributions from award-winning and bestselling authors including Cece Bell, Sophie Blackall, Libba Bray, Shannon Hale, Lisa Graff, and Raina Telgemeier, this anthology of funny girls will make you laugh until you cry. Or cry until you laugh. Or maybe you won't cry at all. Either way, you'll definitely laugh. Funny Girl isn’t just an anthology: it’s a cause, a mission, a movement. Girls are funny. Now it’s time for the world to know it.

Helping Parents Understand the Minds and Hearts of Generation Z

Nobody tells you this in college, or in high school, or middle school, or elementary school . . . we are all ... Everyone has stuff going on in their lives and it's on you to figure it out and stay on top of your responsibilities.

Helping Parents Understand the Minds and Hearts of Generation Z

Helping Parents Understand the Minds and Hearts of Generation Z takes parents into the daily lives of their 24-7, wired-up children. It allows parents and children to speak for themselves. This highly practical book provides parents insights into how Gen Z thinks, the ways their brains learn, and illustrates why children of this technological generation believe and act the ways they do. There are some red flags in American culture and smart technology and digital devices are right there at the center of them all. Students in Gen Z do not recall a time before the Internet and smart technology. As a result, serious issues are arising in American culture within Gen Z. These considerations have implications for families and interpersonal relationships and will also impact future economics, as more and more student from Gen Z graduate college and enter the workforce. Parents will find this book compelling and will be challenged to consider whether their withdrawn, ear-budded children are addicted to their devices and social media, and to where all of this might lead.

An UnCommon Theory of School Change

Leadership for Reinventing Schools Kevin Fahey, Angela Breidenstein, Jacy Ippolito, Frances Hensley. to frame faculty and community meetings. ... It's one of those things that nobody's telling you that you need to do something about.

An UnCommon Theory of School Change

This book is for educators who believe that schools need to be improved and are hopeful that real change can be achieved. The authors argue that if educators want to create more equitable, socially just, and learner-focused schools, then they need a more robust, transformational theory of school change—an UnCommon Theory. After describing the limits of current school improvement initiatives, the authors explain what is needed to actually engage in deeper school reinvention work. They take a deep dive into the most difficult work that school leaders do: questioning, rethinking, and reinventing the fundamental assumptions upon which our schools are built. The result is a practical book that provides readers with the knowledge and tools needed to do more than just tinker at the edges of school improvement. “This book will serve as a trusty coaching guide. The writing is clear and powerful.” —From the Foreword by Joseph P. McDonald, New York University “Educators contemplating or already on the journey of re-imagining their schools will find comfort and guidance to forge ahead.” —Carl Glickman, The University of Georgia “Can help each of us become the advocates for change that results in a better future for every student in every school.” —Douglas Fisher, San Diego State University “Will support educators to think differently about what it means to not only improve schools, but to move toward sustainable change.” —Kari Thierer, School Reform Initiative

Loss Change and Grief

The only time they see anyone they know is at Christmas when they get a visit from their grandparents. ... A head teacher in an infant school commented, 'Nobody tells you about things like this when you sign up to be a teacher.

Loss  Change and Grief

This work aims to explore experience of loss, change, and grief, and foster positive attitudes towards teaching and learning about these issues.

My Thoughts Exactly By Darcy Diggins Middle School BioSPYchologist

Only a trained eye can tell the difference. ... My only daughter was kidnapped and nobody bothered to tell me,” my father mumbled to himself. ... “Ronnie,” my mother injected, “We were going to tell you when things calmed down.

My Thoughts Exactly  By Darcy Diggins  Middle School BioSPYchologist

Can an anonymous act of kindness produce more than unexpected joy and happiness? Twelve-year-old Darcy Diggins has firsthand knowledge that it does. She has an incredible story to tell, but who is going to believe that an anonymous act of kindness can produce a full-grown miniature person called a Dewbabie, and that the misplaced tribe of tiny people from the RainForest live in her closet? In order to protect the Dewbabies, Darcy enlists the help of her zany grandmother, Ms. Earlene, the celebrity storyteller whose outfits are always worth a mention. Darcy not only has to manage a middle school bully determined to ruin her reputation, but she also has to restrain a middle-age bully, her miserable, misguided aunt who is also her middle school guidance counselor. Aunt Estelle’s misery leads her straight to a scam artist wanted by the FBI. As Darcy’s responsibilities multiply, so does her resolve, and this is how and when she discovers her aptitude for “Biospychology.”

The Young Autistic Adult s Independence Handbook

Using personal stories, interviews with experts and tips from other young people, this book gives you tips and tools to boost your confidence, ready to make your mark on the world!

The Young Autistic Adult s Independence Handbook

Are you living away from home for the first time, graduating from school or perhaps getting a new job? These transitions can be especially overwhelming to deal with as a young autistic adult. This survival guide is bursting with neurodivergent-friendly advice from autistic people themselves (and a few neurotypicals too) for young adults embarking on their own journeys of self-discovery and independence. From guidance on organising your own money, looking after your home and organising your social life to tips on self-advocacy and important life skills such as driving, voting and volunteering, Haley Moss has you covered. Using personal stories, interviews with experts and tips from other young people, this book gives you tips and tools to boost your confidence, ready to make your mark on the world!

Be Confident in Who You Are

Turns out lots of kids had great advice about getting through middle school—secret information that no one tells you about. That's why this series is called “Middle School Confidential”—because not everyone knows the things we've found ...

Be Confident in Who You Are

“Hey. We go to Milldale Middle School. We’re very different in lots of ways, but we’re all good friends. A couple months ago, we were just hanging out when these kids came over . . .” So begins the journey of Jack, Jen, Chris, Abby, Mateo, and Michelle—six students just trying to figure it all out in middle school. Be Confident in Who You Are, the first book in the new Middle School Confidential series, follows these characters as they work to meet new challenges and survive the social scene—without losing sight of who they are. The book offers insider information on common middle school concerns and practical advice for being healthy, feeling good about who you are, and staying in control of your feelings and actions—even when the pressure is on. Filled with character narratives, quizzes, quotes from real kids, tips, tools, and resources, this book is a timely and engaging survival guide for the middle school years.