Beginning a project on this snowy day

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Registered: 04-07-2002
Beginning a project on this snowy day
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Fri, 02-08-2013 - 6:48pm

Hello all,

      I hope those of you in the Northeast enjoyed the snow day today.  As for me, I am restless.  Obamacare is trying to remove Asperger's from the autism spectrum.  As someone with a fair knowledge of this disorder and its similarities to classical autism, I think this is a bad idea.  This ties in with my latest scheme.  Along with my husband, we are trying to write a scholarly paper calling for a different approach to the diagnosis and treatment of autism spectrum disorders including AS.  This is partially inspired by the new book, Bright Not Broken.  Could anyone out there help me develop a "to-do" list for this project?

 

Thanks,

Beth "Petrouchka"

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Sat, 02-09-2013 - 6:22pm

I haven't read the book and I don't have any specific training with Asperger's. I have some experience dealing with Asperger's but nothing that would help  with a scholarly paper. Sorry! I wish I could help.

Best wishes with your research.

Sherry
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Sun, 02-10-2013 - 2:45pm
I don't know a lot about the topic but, I would suggest you start with a review of the literature to see what else has been written about the topic. Do you have access to academic databases that contain scholarly material? Is your husband in the field of education as well? I've been helping my dh with his dissertation for his EdD. He's doing all the writing but, I've been helping with advice on how to find articles and all the citation stuff since I'm a librarian.
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Mon, 02-11-2013 - 11:12am

Hi Giuli, and thanks for popping in.  Through the Ontario College of Teachers (Ontario's Teacher Certification Board), I have access to the following: Academic Search Complete, Canadian Reference Centre, Education Research Complete, ERIC, and Newspaper Source Plus.  Should I check all of these, or just some?  I am thinking ERIC might be a start.

Express!

Beth "Petrouchka"

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Sat, 02-16-2013 - 10:50am

Hi Beth,

You can look at all of the databases but, the newspaper one will probably be the least helpful. ERIC can be great but, you need to check what kind of access you have. Sometimes all you get is an abstract but, if you need the whole article you can usually order it.

Good luck with your research!