Danya’s AutismOnline will hold a Twitter Town Hall on autism from 2 p.m. to 3 p.m. EST Wednesday, April 27, 2011. The Town Hall—a focused discussion using Twitter—offers a chance to engage with others sharing an interest in autism.
To participate, please include the hashtag #autismtownhall in all tweets during the Town Hall.
Since 2002, Danya has developed and evaluated a number of educational products for individuals with an autism spectrum disorder (ASD) and the caregivers, professionals, and advocates who work with them. Through the AutismOnline Web site, Danya strives to provide products for all individuals affected by ASD, including individuals with ASD themselves, caregivers, advocates, teachers, and professionals, making AutismOnline a unique and extensive resource for the autism community.
Autism Classroom Connections is a multimedia program designed to facilitate the social inclusion of children (ages 8 to 11) and adolescents (ages 12 to 15) with autism, high-functioning autism, or Asperger syndrome in general education classrooms.
Caring for Caregivers is a multimedia curriculum on stress reduction and coping strategies for professionals and paraprofessionals to use while supporting caregivers of individuals with ASD across the lifespan. Web site coming fall 2011.
Educating Adults about Children with Autism Spectrum Disorders is a training curriculum for personnel and staff (paraeducators, cafeteria workers, librarians, administrators) who work with and/or interact with children with ASD in school settings to increase their knowledge about ASD in children and to engage children with ASD and manage challenging behaviors effectively.
Supporting Teens with Autism on Relationships is a skill-building resource that adapts empirically based sexuality education approaches and interventions for families of children and teens (ages 10 to 14) who have high-functioning autism or Asperger syndrome.
Supporting Transition in Vocation and Education is a skill-building resource designed specifically for late adolescents and young adults (ages 16 to 21) with Asperger syndrome or high-functioning autism as they transition from high school to post-secondary education or work.
Organization for Autism Research (OAR): Life Journey Through Autism Guide is a series of guides related to autism. Danya worked with OAR to develop guides that include: A Parent’s Guide to Research, An Educator’s Guide to Autism, An Educator’s Guide to Asperger Syndrome, A Guide for Transition to Adulthood, and A Parent’s Guide to Assessment.
These projects are funded by the National Institutes of Health’s National Institute of Mental Health Small Business Innovative Research grant program.