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3 School Tips for kids with Autism

May 27, 2019

That actually work for us.

A quick over view, I have two kids on the spectrum – one is primary age the other is in high school.
School has always been a battle for us especially with our older child, we have had some small wins over the years so I think I will share some of them with you here and maybe help someone else going through similar challenges.

WON’T DO ANY WORK.
Sometimes they get overwhelmed, so ask the teacher to write a list of tasks and it breaks the work down into specific manageable tasks for the student. We struggled for 4 years to get our eldest to complete work and this is the only thing that has been successful.

CAN’T THINK
Noise cancelling ear muffs – they drown out the noise but they can still hear enough to recognize direct instructions – I know cos I put Jacobs on and could hear enough but not be overloaded with background fuzz.

COMMUNICATION
Provide the teacher with as much information about your child as possible with particular information regarding his or her likes and dislikes, previously successful strategies, sensory sensitivities, interests, favorite TV shows and movies, pets and other family members, history of communication skill development and preferred activities. It helps the teacher build a understanding of the child and connect with them.


That is all I really have to say, but I am going to make more of a effort to document our autism wins on this blog, there is so much advice out there but not many straight to the point practical tips from a actual parent.

Let me know if you have any questions and stay cool.

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