Quality Activities in Center-Based Programs for Adults with Autism: Moving from Nonmeaningful to…

Kobo ebook | August 12, 2016

byDennis H. Reid, Marsha B. Parsons

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Quality Activities in Center-Based Programs for Adults with Autism: Moving from Nonpurposeful to Meaningful describes what constitutes meaningful versus nonpurposeful activities for adults with autism and other severe disabilities in a classroom or center-based program. Then this step-by-step guide presents an evidence-based process for changing nonpurposeful activities, using behavior analytic research and application. The goal is to help ensure adults with autism and other severe disabilities are engaged in week-day activities that truly enhance their income-earning capacity, independence with life skills, day-to-day enjoyment, and overall dignity.



  • Summarizes the existing state of activities for adults with autism and severe disabilities in center-based programs
  • Covers how to empirically assess and monitor participation in meaningful activities
  • Details evidence-based procedures for changing existing activities to become more meaningful
  • Provides maintenance strategies for ensuring activities continue to be meaningful on a daily basis

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Quality Activities in Center-Based Programs for Adults with Autism: Moving from Nonpurposeful to Meaningful describes what constitutes meaningful versus nonpurposeful activities for adults with autism and other severe disabilities in a classroom or center-based program. Then this step-by-step guide presents an evidence-based process fo...

Format:Kobo ebookPublished:August 12, 2016Publisher:Elsevier ScienceLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:012812167X

ISBN - 13:9780128121672

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