Autism - Support

Autism one size does not fit all. Care instructions: every item is unique. Please read.

How to support people with autism:

Four things a child with autism needs the most - love, acceptance, care, help

Ten things every child with autism wants you to know.

I am autistic. If I have given you this card, it is hard for me to communicate right now, but you can help!

Stay calm! I might...

To help us communicate...

Autism spectrum disorder strays out of the lines and requires us to think outside of the box!

Ten things people with autism and aspergers teach me about life.

  • The truth is always best.
  • Personal bubbles do exist.
  • You don't need 12 pairs of shoes. One will do.
  • You must follow the rules.
  • Speak your mind. Don't be scared.
  • Some people are very very smart at 16.
  • People with disabilities can win activities.
  • Not everyone is capable of making friends.
  • Don't laugh right away, maybe it wasn't meant to be funny.
  • Don't judge a book by it's cover.
  • How to care for introverts:

  • Respect their need for privacy.
  • Never embarrass them in public.
  • Let them observe first in new situations.
  • Give them time to think. Don't demand instant answers.
  • Don't interrupt them.
  • Give them advance notice of expected changes in their lives.
  • Give them 15 minutes warnings to finish whatever they are doing.
  • Reprimand them privately.
  • Teach them new skills privately.
  • Enable them to find one best friend who has similiar interests and abilities.
  • Don't push them to make lots of friends.
  • Repect their introversion. Don't try to make them into extroverts.
  • Seven tips for a play date with a kid that has autism.

    Operate on ASD time - Individuals with ASD have a unique internal clock.

    Bullying and Children with ASD - A study finds children with autism are at an especially high risk of being bullied. Heere are the effects of children with ASD being bullied.

    How Parents can Intervene - If parents know that their child is being bullied in school or on the bus there are a number of ways they can intervene. Here are six steps a parent can take to stop their child with autism from being bullied.

    If you observe a parent with a child who's having a meltdown:

    If you start using a medication in a person with autism, you should see an obvious improvement in behavior in a short period of time. If you do not see an obvious improvement, they probably should not be taking the stuff. It is that simple. - Temple Grandin

    There are a number of social service programs available for people with an autism spectrum diagnosis, including vocational rehabilitation, independent living services, special education services, social security, and programs for people with developmental disabilities. These programs target a wide range of areas such as employment, education, housing, self care, and recreation. In theory, this sounds great, but in practice, such services are often wrought with controversy. Just a few of many unanswered questions are:

    Back to school tips for autism parents: