I need recess resources!!! | Autism PDD


My eldest son had a recess buddy program involving two of his classmates per day.  At first it was mandatory for the other students, but for some reason the teacher wanted to switch it to voluntary, and now there's only 2 kids that want to continue.  I need to get more information on this at the meeting next week.

In the meantime, I'm trying to come up with some resources and inspiration.  As usual, if a link is broken, remove any blank spaces from the address and try again.

http://aea11.k12.ia.us/ape/Recessbuddies.doc - Description of a school's recess buddy program.

http://www.nas.org.uk/nas/jsp/polopoly.jsp?d=1393&a=1220 3 - "Understanding difficulties at break time and lunchtime" from the National Autistic Society.  Focuses on bullying.

http://orb.sfusd.edu/academic/acad-859.pdf - "Academic plan for student achievement".  Mentions library recess, phy-ed recess, homework recess.

http://www.azstarnet.com/metro/261524 - recess program in Scottsdale found that having organized games also helped kids without autism.  Kids were calmed after recess.

http://faqautism.com/2007/08/surviving-school-recess/ - "Surviving School Recess", about recess skills that might need to be taught.

http://www.sacbee.com/education/story/945909.html - Autism social facilitation club.

http://www.autismhelp.info/htm/documents/MicrosoftWord-MY_SO _CopingWithRecess_000.pdf - "Coping with recess".  Practical tips.

http://www.asdconsultancy.com/2007/03/making-friends-on-play ground-when-you.html - tips on what the school can do to promote recess friendship.

Any tips?  Share your experience here!


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