My article "Living with Autism Spectrum Disorder" appears in the summer edition of Bridge magazine. Click this link and enjoy other disability related items as you scroll to page 13 to find a readable version of the thumbnails below.


Using the HALT Strategy

Sue Thomas, Gerry Gabrielle and Myles Bingham coauthored an article on using the HALT strategy. It is an acronym that encourages caregivers to stop and question where a negative behaviour might be coming from. It identifies four basic needs that, left unmet, could lead to a behaviour issue. They are using this strategy with teenagers, but I see it applying to a broad range of ages and abilities.

For more information on how they are using the HALT strategy scroll down the May 2016 edition of the Autism Around Alberta newsletter here.