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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.

Monday, July 18, 2011

#7 101 Ways a Teacher Could Help a Child with Autism

Category: Before the Child’s first day in the classroom

Suggestion #7:  Prepare a visual presentation of the child's day at school to present to the parent and child.

Modify your outline of the child’s day at school in a way that you can present it to the parent and child.  Children with autism may be sensitive and very aware of certain sensory input.  Take this into consideration when preparing your presentation and try to use visual aids, including pictures of yourself, the teacher’s assistant, the classroom, the child’s desk.  Perhaps make a recording of the TA’s voice and of your voice saying hello to the child, say your name and what the child should call you.

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