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Resources to Help with Continuing Education

RyanTBy Ryan Therriault
Lead Academic Coordinator, CIP Brevard

Here are some resources to supplement a multifaceted approach to build social, executive function, and academic skills.


    • Full of information and free recorded webinars to help professionals work with students who have learning differences such as Dyslexia, ADHD and ASD.
    • Great resource for audio book recordings of real people describing each part of the book.
      Note: I download webinars to to listen to when I am working on organizing material or cleaning my office.  They can be paused and played at my convenience. In the end I walk away with a better understanding of how to tutor students with various learning challenges.
    • You can purchase tools to support executive functioning
    • Free executive functioning assessment
    • provides supporting material for textbooks written by Dr. Fralick for those teaching student success courses
    • college prep and career material
    • All websites in which doctors answer questions about sexuality


Academic Advising

  1. Realizing the College Dream with Autism or Asperger Syndrom: A Parent’s Guide to Student Success by Ann Palmer
  2. Navigating College: A Handbook on Self Advocacy Written for Autistic Students from Autistic Adults by ASAN: The Autistic Self Advocacy Network


Study Skills

  1. Executive Functioning Workbook by Melissa Mullin
  2. Crash Course for Study Skills by Marty Soper
  3. Study Skills by Joan Sedita


Executive Functioning

  1. Where’s My Stuff? by Samantha Moss
  2. Assessment and Intervention for Executive Function Difficulties by George McCloskey
  3. Executive Skills in Children and Adolescents by Peg Dawson and Richard Gurare
  4. The Source for Executive Function Disorders by Susanne Phillips Keely
  5. The Executive Functioning Workbook for Teens by Sharon Hansen
    Note: This book provides an assessment to guide the students through the many activities within the text.  I use the activities for fresh ways to present executive functioning concepts.


Relationship Development Text Resources:

  1. Intimate Relationships and Sexual Health:  A Curriculum for Teaching Adolescents/Adults With High-Functioning Autism Spectrum Disorders and Other Social Challenges by: Catherine Davies and Melissa Dubie
    Note: When Teaching about interpersonal relationships, I  use the text and format of this book which makes it easier to talk about challenging subjects.  In addition, they provide resources for the students to explore on their own that are credible, safe and relatable. Truly a teaching curriculum for our students.
  2. Asperger’s Syndrome and Sexuality: From Adolescence through adulthood by Isabelle Henault


Theory of Mind/Social Skills Text Resources:

  1. Building Social Relationships by Scott Bellini
  2. Social Thinking Worksheets for Tweens and Teens: Learning to Read in Between the Social Lines by Michelle Garcia Winner
  3. Thinking About You Thinking About Me by Michelle Garcia Winner
  4. Looking Out Looking In by Ronald B. Adler and Russel F. ProctorII
  5. What Did You Say? What Did You Mean? by Jude Welton


This has been a special needs program update from Asperger’s & LD College Programs. You may also click here to read the original article on the main program website.