Zoom Autism Magazine Issue 8 - Page 4

IN THIS ISSUE... COLUMNS RETOUCH by David Finch . . . . . . . 28 The Wisdom of Obstacles David tells how, despite his aversion to challenges, in some ways he is a fan of obstacles. Legislation Lens by Ed Zetlin and Mark Friese . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 38 Learn what your rights are as a passenger with a disability or as someone traveling with a family member with a disability before you hit the road this summer. COVER STORY “Bridging” the Autism Gap and Creating “WRONGPLANET” in a Very Right Way REGULARS Balance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 36 Photo by Jonathan Timmes. Maripat Robison interviews autistic advocate, international speaker, filmmaker, consultant and wrongplanet.net (an online community for individuals with autism) owner Alex Plank in this exclusive ZOOM interview . . . . . 20 FEATURES School’s Out for Warmer Days: Shifting Gears and Adjusting to Summer . . . . . . . . . . . . 40 Haley Moss offers tips on how to make the transition from school to summer back to school again a little easier. 4 Close Up . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 44 Cummings & Goings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 46 Letter from the Editor . . . . . . . . . . . . 06 Q&A . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 48 Prompting, Not Pushing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 32 Christina MacNeal shares how the Rapid Prompting Method can be more effective than pushing. ZOOM Autism through Many Lenses 5 Summer SensoryFriendly Must-Have Products under $20. . . 18 Autism and Eating Disorders: The Fight that Has Nothing to Do with Food . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 08 Along with sunshine, picnics, romping on the beach and sipping lemonade, summertime can bring sensory challenges. These 5 products – all under $20 – may be able to help! Jennifer Cook O’Toole didn’t feel the hurt. She didn’t feel anything except … trapped by her own rules, afraid of dinner dates or parties or anything outside of her rigid routine. Spotlight on Success . . . . . . . . . . . . . 52 Zoom In . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14 In the Next Issue: Back to School and Beyond. ZOOM Autism through Many Lenses 5