“I found this book to be extremely thorough and comprehensive. There are many applications for a text like this. I personally would like to buy about 10 copies and hand them out to all of my child’s special and general education teachers, but I also believe that other team members (psychologists, therapists, and parents) can benefit from this comprehensive resource. The book does an excellent job of painting a picture that will help many “see” autism and understand that a comprehensive plan can make a huge difference. I’ve had the privilege of working with the authors and know that their comprehensive view and strategies have helped my child.”
- Doris Fisk
“Ruth and Barry have finally done what so many of us have tried to do for years. The Ziggurat Model is truly a framework for understanding how autism affects a given individual, and for planning interventions that follow from that understanding. What’s more, it does so without diminishing the contributions of so many others in the field who have contributed to our current knowledge. The Ziggurat Model is easy to understand, practical, and could potentially impact the education and support of thousands of people on the autism spectrum.”
- Daniel Davidson, Ph.D.
“I love this book! In this much-anticipated publication, Aspy and Grossman have done an exceptional job at providing a user-friendly process and framework for designing comprehensive interventions for individuals with autism spectrum disorders It is a must-have reference for all educators, clinicians, and parents who work and live with children with ASD.”
- Amy E. Bixler Coffin, M.S.
“In the past ten years, I have seen three materials that I believe have the potential to advance the progress of children and youth with ASD. One is the Ziggurat Model. Aspy and Grossman understand AS/HFA in a way that most people do not. They have created a simple-to-use, yet comprehensive model to ensure that children’s needs are met throughout the school day. The Ziggurat program is innovative, based on best practices and focused on the child’s needs. I wish that I would have created this model. It is simply brilliant.”
- Brenda Smith Myles, Ph.D.
“A practical and helpful book that provides a comprehensive approach to intervention for more able individuals with autism and Asperger Syndrome. The book is enhanced by use of cases and diagrams and has a practical orientation. It will be of great benefit to professionals and parents alike.”
-Fred R. Volkmar, M.D.
“With the Ziggurat Model of intervention, Drs. Aspy and Grossman have synthesized the research on program planning and functional behavior assessment into a useful and user-friendly decision model leading to the development of truly comprehensive, functionally determined educational and behavior support plans. Highly recommended.”
- Peter F. Gerhardt, Ed.D., President, Organization for Autism Research
Welcome to the Ziggurat Group
The Ziggurat Group is dedicated to helping children, adults, and families to improve their lives. We offer psychological and assessment services and emphasize practical solutions. We believe that families and schools are keys to healthy development. We also provide training on ASD intervention and evaluation.
The Ziggurat Group is a private practice located in Dallas, Texas. Drs. Aspy and Grossman are licensed psychologists and authors.
We work with a team of professionals from a variety of fields in order to provide higher quality assessment and intervention services. Drs. Aspy and Grossman and their colleagues specialize in assessment and intervention of autism spectrum disorder.
The name “Ziggurat” came from the title of Drs. Aspy and Grossman’s book – The Ziggurat Model.
We hope that you enjoy learning more about autism spectrum disorder, The Ziggurat Model, and services provided by the Ziggurat Group
Ruth Aspy, Ph.D. & Barry G. Grossman, Ph.D.