Many people with disabilities do not receive adequate sex education. Additionally, they may have a more challenging time recognizing this information or understanding and applying what they have learned. This resource guide provides evidence-based resources, including some Delaware specific resources.
Resource Type: Document
Trauma and Youth with Autism
It can be challenging to identify trauma in autistic youth. Created in collaboration with Trauma Matters Delaware, this resource guide discusses the assessment of trauma in youth including autism-specific TF-CBT resources.
Supporting Social Skills
When working on social skills with an autistic person it is essential to consider the autistic perspective. Social skill preferences and needs are personal and can vary from what society expects. Professionals should not force social skills norms and should strive to provide a person-centered environment making self-advocacy the focus. It’s essential to consider individual needs and preferences; people are social in different ways and can use a variety of avenues to engage in social relationships.
Evidence-Based Practices for Teaching a New Skill
This resource guide shares introductory and advanced DNEA resources that focus on strategies that research has shown to be most effective to help a professional or family member teach a person with autism a new skill or task.
Least To Most Prompting
Least-to-Most Prompting is an evidence-based prompting strategy that systematically provides predetermined prompts from least to most intrusive. It can be used to teach discrete or chained behaviors/skills.
Most To Least Prompting
Most-to-Least Prompting is an evidence-based prompting strategy that systematically provides predetermined prompts from most to least intrusive by systematically fading them over time. It can be used to teach discrete or chained behaviors/skills.
Prompting and Task Analysis Glossary
Wong, et al. (2015) conducted a comprehensive review of research about focused intervention practices to support individuals with autism. This comprehensive review is considered a landmark article because it identifies those strategies that are most effective to use with autistic people. This glossary is designed to support the community in understanding terms commonly associated with these practices.
Prompting is an evidence-based practice that involves providing a child support when they are learning a new skill or behavior. There are two categories of instructional prompts: response prompts and stimulus prompts.
Prompting is an evidence-based practice that involves providing a child support when they are learning a new skill or behavior. There are two categories of instructional prompts: response prompts and stimulus prompts. Stimulus prompts are changes that are made to materials.
Avoiding Ableist Language
Ableism is discrimination and social prejudice against people with disabilities and people perceived as disabled. Ableism characterizes people as defined by their disabilities as inferior to people without an identified disability. It’s important that professionals understand what ableism is, reflect on the language they use in their communication, and use non-ableist language alternatives to describe autism and autistic people.