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Looking at ASD Differently is about respecting the characteristics of ASD manifested by students and working with the behaviors to the student's advantage.
Some of the fundamental features of ASD include preferred activities, verbal fascinations, the need for predictability, ordering and reordering, transition challenges, sensory preoccupations, and a need for visual organization. Teaching people to work with these aspects of ASD in a creative manner will result in ideas to help students with ASD meet their needs, maintain their dignity, while continuing to learn. Here is a creative way that preferred activities of students have been embraced and used to help the continuation of learning:
The Academic Modification Hierarchy is a five step process for modifying the general education curriculum.
The Behavior Change Sequence (BCS) was developed in order to protect the general education environment, provide visual feedback to students regarding their behavior, and prevent adults in the student's environment from escalating a crisis situation.
The purpose of this CD is to help individuals with typical sensory systems understand what it might be like for a student with auditory sensitivity and filtering problems to do an every day task like taking a spelling test in a classroom.