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Publications by ASD Nest Support Project team members and Nest school staff

Characterization and Utilization of Preferred Interests: A Survey of Adults on the Autism Spectrum 
Kristie Patten Koenig & Lauren Hough Williams
Occupational Therapy in Mental Health 
January 2017

Verb Morphology in Egyptian Arabic Developmental Language Impairment 
Donia Fahim
Arab Journal of Applied Linguistics
January 2017

Let's Talk: Navigating Communication Services and Supports for Your Young Child with Autism 
Rhea Paul & Donia Fahim
Brookes Publishing 
2016 

The ASD Nest Middle/High School Model for Inclusive Education
Aaron Lanou
Autism Spectrum News
Summer 2015

Around the World: Supporting Young Children with ASD who are Dual Language Learners
Donia Fahim & Kelly Nedwick
Young Exceptional Children 
June 2014 

Inclusion and Innovation: Supporting employees on the autism spectrum
Lauren Hough & Kristie Patten Koenig
Mental Health Works Quarterly
Partnership for Workplace Mental Health, American Psychiatric Association, Inc. 
2014 

Social Diversity: Leveraging the power of an inclusive workforce
Lauren Hough & Kristie Patten Koenig 
OT Practice
February, 2014

Issues in Implementing a Comprehensive Intervention for Public School Children With Autism Spectrum Disorders
Kristie Patten Koenig , Jill M. Feldman , Dorothy Siegel , Shirley Cohen & Jamie Bleiweiss (2014) Issues in Implementing a Comprehensive Intervention for Public School Children With Autism Spectrum Disorders, Journal of Prevention & Intervention in the Community, 42(4), 248-263

Assessing Communication in Autism Spectrum Disorders
Donia Fahim & Rhea Paul. In Handbook of Autism and Pervasive Developmental Disorders, 4th Edition, Volkmar, F.R., Paul, R., Rogers, S.J., & Pelphrey, K.A. (eds), 2014. (link to publisher)

Planning Morning Meetings for Students with ASD
By Aaron Lanou. Responsive Classroom Newsletter, Summer 2014.

Harnessing Strengths: Daring to Celebrate EVERYONE'S Unique Contributions
Winnie Dunn, Kristie Patten Koenig, Jane Cox, Dory Sabata, Ellen Pope, Lauren Foster, & Angela L. Blackwell. (2013). Harnessing Strengths: Daring to Celebrate EVERYONE'S Unique Contributions. Developmental Disabilities. March 2013.

Authentic Partnerships With Adults With Autism
Kotler, P. D. & Koenig, K. (2012). Authentic Partnerships With Adults With Autism. OT Practice. February 6, 2012, 6-12.

Case Studies in Using Strengths and Interests to Address the Needs of Students With Autism Spectrum Disorders
Aaron Lanou, Lauren Hough & Elizabeth Powell (2011). Case Studies in Using Strengths and Interests to Address the Needs of Students With Autism Spectrum Disorders. Intervention in School and Clinic, 47(3), 175-183.

Collaborative Team Teaching: The ASD Nest Program, Part 1: The Collaborative Mindset
Jacqueline Dowd, Stacy Emspak, Hannah Goldstein, Patricia Mahalko, Donna Mizrahi, Melissa Puglisi, Tamara Restrepo, Jen Toplan, & Dolores Troy-Quinn, Autism Aspergers Digest, September/October, 2010

Collaborative Team Teaching: The ASD Nest Program, Part 2: The “Nitty Gritty” – Getting Started
Patricia Mahalko & Dolores Troy-Quinn, Autism Aspergers Digest, November/December, 2010

When New Things Are Exciting
Natalia Arredondo, Autism Aspergers Digest, November/December, 2010

Strategies for Supporting the Inclusion of Young Students With Autism Spectrum Disorders
Cohen, S., Bleiweiss, J., Mouzakitis, A., & Fahim, D. (2010). Strategies for Supporting the Inclusion of Young Students with Autism Spectrum Disorders. Focus on Inclusive Education, 8 (1), 1-7.  

The ASD Nest Program
Koenig, K. P., Bleiweiss, J., Brennan, S., Cohen, S., & Siegel, D. (2009). The ASD nest program: A model for inclusive public education for individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorders. Teaching Exceptional Children, 42(1), 6-13.

When I Get Mad: Anger Management and Self-Regulation in the Classroom
Maas, C., Mason, R., & Candler, C. (2008). When I Get Mad: Anger Management and Self-Regulation in the Classroom. OT Practice. October 20, 2008, 11-16.

Nest in the Media

When Nest is best
Like many other 6th-graders, 11-year-old Adam plays Minecraft, watches sports and is a whiz at puzzles. In school, although he's fascinated with the dates and historical figures he learns about in social studies, he struggles to connect with his peers during group work and sometimes yells loudly to make his displeasure known.

Making Room in Class for Children With Autism to Blossom
"In Nest, teachers do a lot of modeling of appropriate social interaction. In a third-grade class, Michelle Dragisics divided the students into small groups to measure polygons in tape on the floor. In each group, one person was to take the measurements, one was supposed to help and another was to record."

Nest classroom supports students with autism

Getting Students With Autism Through High School, To College And Beyond
Colin Ozeki, 17, doesn't like to sugarcoat how autism spectrum disorder has affected his interactions with others, his emotions and his own self-confidence. He sees it as an issue to confront, something about himself to work on and improve in order to fully participate in life around him.

Danish school is role model for inclusion of kids with autism
west-info.eu, November 2015

How students with autism are “nested” in NYC schools: A Q&A with Dorothy Siegel
At a Glance: News from the Steinhardt Community, March 31, 2016

Back to School with the ASD Nest Program
Autism Speaks, September 2015

Steinhardt’s ASD Nest Program and DOE Host Professional Development Day
At a Glance: News from the Steinhardt Community, September 11, 2013

New York program fulfills promise of inclusive education
Simons Foundation, May 30, 2011

A Schoolwide 'Movement' -- Occupational and physical therapists keep PS 396 moving
Dorothy Calaci, UFT.org. May 10, 2012