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Sulphur is a naturally occurring mineral that is found mostly near hot springs and volcanic craters.
|Summer Treatment Program||
The Summer Treatment Program (STP) is a social skills group for children on the autism spectrum that meets during a summer camp run by the University of Alabama at Birmingham.
The summerMAX program is an intensive, comprehensive summer treatment for high functioning children on the autism spectrum.
|Support and Skills Program||
The Support and Skills Program (SSP) is an intervention for children on the autism spectrum and their siblings.
Support groups are groups of individuals who provide a variety of help and other forms of support to each other.
Supported employment (also known as supported competitive employment or the supported work model of competitive employment) is a service provided to disadvantaged adults looking to find and retain a job.
Supported living is a type of residential care that allows people to live independently in the community but with basic support.
Suramin is an antiprotozoal drug used to treat treat African sleeping sickness and river blindness.
Surfing is a water sport and a type of physical therapy, in which individuals are encouraged or helped to ride ocean waves.
|Swim with the Dolphins||
Swim with the Dolphins is a form of dolphin assisted therapy in which people with disabilities are allowed to swim with, touch or 'look after' wild or captive dolphins.
SWTD is an acronym for the 'Swim with the dolphins' programmes, a form of dolphin assisted therapy in which people with disabilities are allowed to swim with, touch or 'look after' wild or captive dolphins.
Symbolic play is the ability of children to use objects, actions or ideas to represent other objects, actions, or ideas as play.
|Symbolic Play Intervention||
Symbolic play interventions are designed to increase and improve symbolic play in children.
A symptom is an indication of the presence of a disease or disorder or condition.
A synapse is the tiny gap across which a nerve cell, or neuron, can send an impulse to another neuron.
A syndrome is a group of symptoms that collectively indicate or characterise a condition, disorder or disease.
Systemic therapy is a generic term for any form of psychotherapy dealing with people in relationship to one another, the interactions of groups, and their patterns and dynamics.
|Systemic Transition in Education Programme for Autism Spectrum Disorder||
The Systemic Transition in Education Programme for Autism Spectrum Disorder (STEP-ASD) is an intervention designed to facilitate successful school transition for children on the autism spectrum via intervention on the child's educational environment.
This glossary is designed to explain some of the jargon and gobbledygook used by some people when they talk about autism or research..
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