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Learning About Autism Spectrum Disorder
People with autism are the same as everyone else. In some ways though, people with autism act differently. Some people with autism have difficulty making friends. Some have difficulty communicating. Some repeat certain actions or interests. Some people have challenges that are very visible while others have challenges that aren’t very noticeable. There are so many different forms of autism that it is referred to as a spectrum. The term spectrum refers to a wide range. All friends help each other out. You can help your friends who have autism by finding interests you have in common, by inviting them into your activities and play, and by just having fun together. ~Understanding Disabilities teaches about autism in third grade.
At UD we say that being different is OKAY. Why do you think being different is OKAY?
More to Explore…
Arthur – When Carl Met George, PBS video
Sesame Street: Meet Julia, video
Marvelous Max: Autism Awareness for Kids, video
Nikko Boskovic, An autistic boy regains his voice, one letter at a time, video
All My Stripes, read aloud
Rules, read aloud-Chapter 1
Isaac and His Amazing Asperger Superpowers!
Resources for Adults
What is Autism, Autismspeaks.org
What is Autism, Autism Society
Life, Animated, Ron Suskind
Sensory Processing video, to better understand what some children with autism experience
Carlys Voice, a book by Arthur and Carly Fleischmann