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Understanding Your Child

Autism Spectrum Disorder Overview

ASD occurs on a continuum, meaning that it includes a range of varying disorders that share some important common features. Each different form of ASD shares some common features with other types of ASD, but also has its own unique set of characteristics.

Of course, each individual person has his own unique combination of physical, mental and emotional characteristics and life experiences, which is the reason no two individuals who have ASD look or act the same.

Understanding and addressing the underlying characteristics and motivations for behavior and learning as they relate to ASD and the individual, rather than simply trying to follow one specific approach, is critical for success.

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Treasure Chest of Behavioral Strategies

Behaviors vary across Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD) and across individuals. However, the factors that contribute to challenging behaviors are a function of the characteristics of ASD. The severity of the person's ASD does not determine the severity of behavior problems. Someone who has a milder form of ASD may present with severely limiting behaviors.

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Tips & Resources For You & Your Child

Is Your Child Getting Enough Sleep at Night?

Restful sleep is very important for physical health, maintaining focus and self-control and remembering what you have learned. Many individuals who have Autism Spectrum Disorders or other neurobehavioral disorders experience significant difficulty obtaining restful sleep on a regular basis.

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Tolerance Limits vs Comfort Zones vs Survival Mode

Survival Mode is a physical state of arousal and alertness that occurs in your brain and body to prepare you to deal with life and death situations. This is part of a physical response system that people have in their brains and bodies to improve the chance of survival in potentially life threatening situations. The Survival Mode reactions that occur when a person's brain interprets a situation as being life threatening are sometimes referred to as the "fight, flight or fright" response.

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> Compare and contrast the 3 states.




   
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Understanding Your Child

Treasure Chest of Behavioral Strategies

Behaviors vary across Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD) and across individuals. However, the factors that contribute to challenging behaviors are a function of the characteristics of ASD. The severity of the person's ASD does not determine the severity of behavior problems. Someone who has a milder form of ASD may present with severely limiting behaviors.

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Tips & Resources For You & Your Child

Tolerance Limits vs Comfort Zones vs Survival Mode

Survival Mode is a physical state of arousal and alertness that occurs in your brain and body to prepare you to deal with life and death situations. This is part of a physical response system that people have in their brains and bodies to improve the chance of survival in potentially life threatening situations. The Survival Mode reactions that occur when a person's brain interprets a situation as being life threatening are sometimes referred to as the "fight, flight or fright" response.

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Additional Resources

> Compare and contrast the 3 states.




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