Autistic Spectrum Disorder is a developmental disability where there is a triad of impairments; social communication, social interaction and social imagination. Autism is called a spectrum as, although all individuals will suffer from difficulties in three main areas, their condition will affect them in very different ways. No two people with ASD will have the same difficulties. Asperger’s Syndrome is on the Autistic Spectrum.
“ Dear Teacher Landa, Good day! I am very worried about my neighbor’s son, Mark*. He is already three years old but still doesn’t talk. He makes funny noises, moves his arms, cries and shouts a lot....
The AQ Test was developed by Simon Baron-Cohen from the Autism Research Centre. It is important to note that while this test can be used to give an indication of the likelihood of having Asperger’s Syndrome, it is not meant to replace a formal medical diagnosis. The AQ Test can be a screening tool which can be used which can be used to indicate the likelihood Aspergers, PDD Nos or other forms of Autism.. Autism awareness
A Mind Map, created in PowerPoint, that works as a poster or as a mini presentation that could be used as part of staff training or to build awareness. The areas presented are not exhaustive but give some ideas on support that could be needed for pupils with autism.
Disney Pixar Inside Out inspired Teaching Emotions craft & Activities. LOVE the idea with the paint chips and words to visual for kids who need help describing how they feel. Perfect asperger's / autism tool and social skills group idea.
Disability Fact Sheet - Autism Classroom Strategies This might seem completley random, however, an idea just clicked, that the theme of my window could be a factfile, called 'label the parts'-- like the sheets you have to fill in when you're at school. and of course my store is called 'Parts' so it has a clever link to the store.