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A couple of years ago, I found my autistic child locked in a small cold cement cell at his school. The cell had no windows, no furniture, and was slate gray with low lighting. The cell was also sound proofed so parents and teachers outside wouldn’t hear him crying. I am writing this blog as a campaign to change the way these children are perceived and treated in our society.

Thursday, July 28, 2011

#15 101 Ways a Teacher Could Help a Child with Autism

Category: Before the Child’s first day in the classroom
Suggestion #15:  Ask the parent bring in a change of comfortable clothes.
Many autistic children have heightened sensitivity.  If they spill a glass of water on their shirt, it may be nearly impossible for them to ignore the water.  A child that is uncomfortable will have a difficult time studying or learning, it will be hard for them to focus on their work.  Let them know that you have a comfortable change of clothes available for them, that they can change into at any time.  Therefore, if a shirt is scratchy, they can change right away rather than trying to wait until they are home.  I would recommend this, no matter the age of the child.

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