1. Find out as much as you can about autism
  2. Look for resources to help you
  3. Find a support group
  4. Teach your family about autism and how to understand your child
  5. Help your child through difficult days; celebrate achievements. Think of autism as a challenge – not a tragedy

TEACHERS

  1. Teaching methods should focus on the child’s strengths, not their weaknesses
  2. Autistic children learn better with visual aids and repetition
  3. Inappropriate behavior is a signal that the child is not coping
  4. Minimize stress and prepare the autistic child for outings and changes
  5. Autistic children take longer to learn. This takes persistence, patience, and perseverance.

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