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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.

Wednesday, July 20, 2011

#9 101 Ways a Teacher Could Help a Child with Autism

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

Suggestion #9:  Schedule a meeting with the child and parent.

Set up a meeting with the child and one or both of their parents (or primary care givers).  Try to arrange it so that this meeting will take place in the child’s primary classroom and try to allow for about an hour of time.  During the meeting, observe how the child reacts to the classroom, how long either you or the parents are able to maintain the child’s interest, and the overall activity level of the child.  Note if there is anything in the classroom that the child gravitates toward or they find fascinating.

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