Category: General guidelines when dealing with autistic children
Suggestion #26 If it is a new experience, do not expect them to be verbally responsive. Try to eliminate all unnecessary questions during the experience. Ask the questions after.
This isn’t only true of new experience, but also any situation in which that requires their concentration. When they are focused on something, it is difficult for them to process what you are saying. So, before they go into a new situation, give them directions and ask them if they have any questions. It will be hard for them to ask once the activity has been started.