Welcome to Victories 'N Autism!
My name is Laura and I have put together visualization cards that are 100% FREE and available for immediate download. Use these as needed or reference the templates to customize to make them your own. These are great for both the home and school settings.
In addition to the free downloadable resources, I wanted to introduce strategies and information to help individuals with ASD reach their full potential with an easy to remember acronym - 'VICTORIES'.
Using the acronym as a planning tool can help unscramble the many areas to address to ensure increased victories for the individual with an ASD.
Victories has been created to assist with understanding relevant factors which have scientific evidence of being instrumental in increasing skills, appropriate behaviors, generalization of skills and decreasing challenging behaviors for many individuals with an ASD.
'Victories' - An Acronym Worth Remembering!
- Visuals Viewed and Validated
- Interests Incorporated into Challenging Tasks
- Communication Capitalized
- Transitions Tailored
- Opportunities Optimized
- Reinforcement Revisited
- Independence Integrated
- Environment Examined
- Socialization Supported
Free cards and charts available for download here!
The acronym, 'VICTORIES' has been created for teachers, paraprofessionals, parents, and families of individuals with autism spectrum disorders (ASDs), or other related disabilities. 'VICTORIES' is to be used as a quick reference and planning tool which incorporates some of the evidence based strategies researchers have established as effective for most individuals with ASDs.
In addition to the effective strategies, the acronym, 'VICTORIES' expounds on the challenging areas many individuals with ASDs face on a daily basis.
The words, "victories and training" are heard in the same breath. Athletes, musicians, scholars, etc., all undergo training and practice to make progress (or just to maintain their skills) in their field of study (or interest). Likewise, individuals with ASDs, also must receive effective training, practice and support to learn difficult skills, attempt undesired tasks, and implement skills which will increase their independence and quality of life. So, what are we waiting for?