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Autism and Event Perception: Getting Our Kids in the Running (Part two of a two-part article)

Alicia Burns, M.A. turns in the final installment of her exceptional article on a little-known but crucial topic that may well be the next “frontier” in autism research.

The Canary in the Coal Mine

Alyssa Aleksanian, Australian educator, accomplished artist, and individual on the autism spectrum, uses exquisite symbolism to give readers a compelling view of sensory overload. ASQ has also, with permission, put together a gallery of Alyssa’s beautiful artwork.

Helping Others to Help Themselves

Catherine Sullivan-DeCarlo introduces readers to an inspiring woman who rose above her own challenges to write a book for others with similar needs.

R.O.C.K.™ in People Games: Building Communication in Children with ASD or Social Communication Difficulties

Lisa Drake, director of autism services at the renowned Hanen Centre, takes games for children with ASD to a whole new social level!

A Memorial Tribute to the late Dr. Lorna Wing: Reprise of a 2009 interview

The interview by Dr. Diane Twachtman-Cullen, contains Dr. Wing’s candid opinions on a variety of topics important to the autism community. It is reprised in this issue of ASQ as a special tribute to Dr. Wing who passed away in June.

Announcement of ASQ’s 10th Annual “Kids on the Cover” Contest

Will YOUR child grace the cover of the spring 2015 issue of Autism Spectrum Quarterly?
Contest information page 

 

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Welcome to Autism Spectrum Quarterly OnlineThe MAGAJOURNAL®

Your Gold Standard Autism Resource. A publication with a concept and mission so unique we had to coin a brand new term to describe it, the Autism Spectrum Quarterly MAGAJOURNAL® combines the best of both worlds—the readability and interest of a MAGAZINE with the substance and depth of a professional JOURNAL. You’ll find high-interest articles on a variety of topics ranging from intervention ideas, family issues, interviews, book and product reviews, to cutting-edge, user-friendly research information and the “bottom line” implications you need to translate research theory into effective intervention practices. Exceptional authors, knowledgeable editors, and timely and important information make ASQ the most trusted, respected, and unique publication of its kind in the field of autism spectrum disorders.

EXCITING 10th ANNIVERSARY ISSUE!
Exciting Highlights of ASQ’s Milestone
10th Anniversary Edition!

Alicia Burns, M.A. stresses the critical importance of close observation to determine the types of games and activities that work for the child with significant event perception difficulty.

Alyssa Aleksanian, Australian educator, accomplished artist, and individual on the autism spectrum, uses exquisite symbolism to give readers a compelling view of sensory overload. ASQ has also, with permission, put together a gallery of Alyssa’s beautiful artwork.

Review of Odd Way Home movie title art movie

Click on the movie title above to read Dr. Diane Twachtman-Cullen's review of a compelling and beautifully rendered film about the unlikely friendship between two people on the outskirts of society who find “the odd way home” through each other. The film stars Chris Marquette and Rumer Willis, both of whom are featured on the cover of ASQ.

Icon Autism Spectrum QuarterlyASQ is now available through our free app

The interactive, digital version of ASQ is now available on ALL MAJOR DIGITAL PLATFORMS! The Autism Spectrum Quarterly app is FREE, and there is a sample complimentary issue (spring 2013) that can be downloaded by friends, family members, and professionals who are not current subscribers and would like to view a trial issue. Readers may purchase both single digital issues of ASQ as well as digital subscriptions via the Autism Spectrum Quarterly app. While we will continue to offer a choice of digital and print versions of ASQ, we urge readers to download the free app in order to take advantage of “breaking news” alerts and special, supplemental digital issues of ASQ. Downloading the app is simple. For additional information on this, as well as ASQ digital’s interactive and Clipping features, click to go to the  About ASQ  page.

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Science News in Each Issue of ASQ

In addition to our up-to-the minute NewsBriefs that keep you current in the time it takes to drink a cup of coffee, you’ll find our research news columns timely and informative.

The Cutting Edge

Provides in-depth coverage and analysis of important information from the scientific community, and includes a Connecting the Dots commentary section to help you translate theory into practice.

Research Newsdesk

Comprehensive coverage of late-breaking news and bottom-line information from the scientific community

Research Briefs

Want a sneak peak of promising research? You’ll find ABSTRACTS covering scientific studies of interest to the autism community with links for obtaining additional information.

Call for Research Subjects

You'll find recruitment announcements that not only keep you up-to-date on the latest research studies, but also give you the option to participate in cutting-edge science

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ASQ fills a critical gap in the science-to-parent connection, by bringing science to parents in terms they can understand, and by bringing parents to scientific studies to advance progress. Help for families and individuals with ASD could be so much farther ahead if scientific advances could make their way to the front lines. ASQ is there to make this happen. Thanks ASQ!

Nancy J. Minshew, M.D., Professor of Psychiatry & Neurology, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine

One of the most outstanding resources in the field of autism—informative, reliable, and reader-friendly! From the beautiful covers that always capture my attention, to the content that holds it, ASQ  secures and expands the bridge between research and practice, ultimately bringing parents, professionals, and people with ASD closer to one another. To state it simply, ASQ is the best!

Carol Gray, Director, The Gray Center for Social Learning and Understanding Developer of Social Stories™

I just finished reading the current ASQ (with Geri Dawson on the cover). Your magazine is so interesting to read. It’s really wonderful how you are able to combine serious science with parent priorities. I’ve recommended ASQ to many parents who have written to me for ASD information. Time to renew—I’ll look forward to future issues!

The late Dr. Edward Carr Leading Professor, Dept. of Psychology State University of NY, Stony Brook

In this age of instant messaging and email, a quarterly is not usually a “happening place” for news. But Autism Spectrum Quarterly breaks that mold! With its “Newsbriefs” and research summaries, ASQ  does an incredible job of delivering the latest research findings so that parents and professionals can keep current.

Alison Singer, President, Autism Science Foundation

Part of attracting research participants is about good communication, and your journal is, I think, a fantastic example of that; helping parents to understand what we’re doing; why we’re doing it; and why it’s important... I love your publication. I always look forward to reading it, and I always put it in our waiting room at UW.

Geraldine Dawson, Ph.D., 
Chief Science Officer, Autism Speaks

Coach Calhoun loved the article and the notes from Jeff, Amy, Jim, Jen, and the grandkids. I read the article too. You did a fabulous job and really captured what the Calhoun family is all about. You should be very proud of your work! Great job!

Kathy Swanson, Assistant to Jim Calhoun, Head Coach, University of Connecticut Basketball Team

Julie and I really appreciate having ASQ as a resource we can point parents toward. We’re impressed that ASQ  offers really helpful information to everyone from parents dealing with new diagnoses to autism spectrum “veterans”.

Dan Coulter, 
Coulter Video; Parent

I have been a regular reader of ASQ for some time now and it never fails to deliver! There is such a range of articles—from personal stories, the latest scientific research, and advice for parents, to articles by leading specialists in autism, interviews, and the list goes on. I recommend it for parents and professionals alike.

Yvonne Wilson, London, England; Parent of two teens on the spectrum; Co-editor of Autism Us

I received the spring 2007 issue of ASQ recently and I was so impressed by the high quality of all the articles, including the one you wrote on my work. In fact, I’m mailing in my subscription request today. You are providing a terrific service to the autism community.

The late Dr. Edward Carr Leading Professor, Dept. of Psychology State University of NY, Stony Brook

ASQ is an absolutely wonderful magazine. It’s the best autism magazine and none of the other magazines can even come close.

Kim Stanley, Autism Info Group — Founder/Advocate Bloomington, Minnesota

Many thanks for a first class edition! Every single article had direct relevance either to my own research or practice, or to those of my students or parents. I’ve torn the copy to bits to pass along these wonderful pieces!

Rita Honan, Ph.D., BCBA Senior Lecturer & Course Coordinator, Applied Behaviour Analysis (ABA) Trinity College, Dublin, Ireland

The fall 2006 issue had a great range of input, perspectives and ideas for grandparents, parents, and others. Material such as this can make a tremendous difference in people’s lives. Great job!

Dan Coulter, Coulter Video/Parent

ASQ Coming Attractions

Linda K. Murphy, M.S., CCC-SLP

Synopsis: Speech-language pathologist and RDI consultant, Linda K. Murphy, applies the adage, “Take time to smell the roses,” both to therapy and parent-to-child interactions. Readers will find great ideas for simple, yet effective games to play with children on the autism spectrum.

Alyson Beytien

Synopsis:

ASQ is thrilled to welcome back Alyson Beytien, mother of three young men on the autism spectrum and long-time columnist—“You too?! Common Stories from an Uncommon Parent”— for the magazine.

Dr. Marquis Grant

Synopsis:

Dr. Marquis Grant is a special education teacher, advocate, and parent of a child with autism. She writes about sibling relationships and, specifically, a simple yet effective plan for increasing shared quality time between siblings.