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If you have an autistic child, you may find that friends and family want to know more about autism. Or maybe you’d like to explain autism to someone who will spend a lot of time with your child, like a teacher.
Explaining autism can be hard, but it doesn’t have to be. We’ve put together five simple tips on how to explain autism to others.
Timetables can help autistic children better understand what is about to happen and reduce anxiety around change of routine. They can be used to explain any routine or activity helping your child prepare for the event.
Social Stories are a great tool to help young people better understand and interact within the world around them by providing a unique story which explains the scenario. Some autistic and disabled children find it challenging to understand social cues and why certain behaviours are expected in given situations.
Social Stories™ were created by Carol Gray, a Consultant teacher to Children, Adolescents, and Adults with Autism, to help autistic people understand interactions better.
This method can also be used to reinforce positive behaviours that your child is already engaging in. If Social Stories are only used to prepare a child for anxiety provoking times or to change their current behaviours, then your child is more likely to think of them as an anxious and negative activity