Most children have this inate sense of danger that keeps them relatively safe. Our children with autism lack any sense of danger which inherently puts them in more danger than the average child. As with most skills , you have to approach it from a developmental standpoint . What you can not do is to neglect teaching this skill regardless of the age of the person with autism. I Read more
Autism/kindergarten No Hitting Social StoryIncluded in this unit are 3 sections.1 No Hitting - Social Story. This is the second No Hitting Social Story unit I've written, especially for pupils with more communication skills and understanding of the spoken word, You can reinforce by reading regularly in a one to one situation or as part of a group..2. "Who's being kind and who's being nasty" activity sheets.3.
It's easy to read about autism......ppl with autism are not emotion less.........they have feelings, and they care about others feelings......they may not always know how to express these feelings properly..... and how frustrating for them. So be kind.
A swamp made from Gelatine! Very easy to do and very easy to choose a theme for play. Great sensory activity for all children, including those that are are affected by autism or learning differences. www.therapyforyourchild.com
For World Autism Awareness Day---"SpeechSnacks" page dedicated to ASD, ADHD and special dietary needs---includes recipes and resources for those looking to feed their children a gluten-free, casein-free diet.
I was always told to smile. Smiling is not my default face, it takes concious effort to look amiable. And why should smiling be so important?! These are my thoughts, and probably the thoughts of most other people on the Autism spectrum.