With the advance of behaviorally based programming, children with autism can learn many skills never thought possible. Some children with autism can learn to talk, play with toys, socialize with their peers and become active functional participants in their families and communities. The goal of any intervention program however, is to help individuals with autism perform these responses without supervision and direct prompts from adults. This presentation will review specific skills that enhance the independent functioning of individuals with autism across a range of curriculum areas and behaviorally based teaching strategies to achieve independence.
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