Autism Awareness

By: Brighton Anderson

why we need to know?

Autism Awareness is necessary, and we need to learn about it. We should treat the Autistic kids with respect, and if something happens stay strong and they will copy that strength. In the article helping children with autism, it says, “if you be consistent, Stick to a schedule, Reward good behavior, and create a home safety zone, then it will be a lot easier to handle them." One thing that we need to know about autistic kids before we judge them is how do they feel. In the article ten things every child with autism wishes you knew, Ellen Notbohm says, “ you need to know that 1. I am a child. 2. My senses are out of sync. 3. Distinguish between won’t (I choose not to) and can’t (I am not able to). 4. I’m a concrete thinker. I interpret language literally. 5. Listen to all the ways I’m trying to communicate. 6. Picture this! I’m visually oriented. 7. Focus and build on what I can do rather than what I can’t do. 8. Help me with social interactions. 9. Identify what triggers my meltdowns. 10. Love me unconditionally." If we educate the world about autism we won’t have any problems with it, so lets get to it.
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Positive reinforcement

  • Out of all the kids born 1/68 are autistic.

  • Show how awesome autistic kids can be.

  • Show the autistic kids that have amazing talents (savants)

Negative reinforcement

  • Show someone who isn't aware of Autism, and them getting frustrated at the autistic kid.

  • 20% of parents don’t know about autism and hurt their autistic child.

For more info on Autism go to these links

Helping children with Autism, last updated April 2015, accessed on 4/27/15

http://www.helpguide.org/articles/autism/helping-children-with-autism

Ten things every child with Autism wishes you knew, made in 2012, accessed on 4/27/15

https://www.autismspeaks.org/family-services/tool-kits/100-day-kit/

Learn the signs of Autism, made in 2010, accessed on 4/27/15

ttps://www.autismspeaks.org/what-autism/learn-signs

Babysitting Autistic kids, made in 2014, accessed on 4/28/15

http://kidshealth.org/teen/expert/school_jobs/babysit_autism.html

Autistic kids like games that stimulate senses, movement, made in 2013, accessed on 4/28/15

http://psychcentral.com/news/2013/08/20/autistic-kids-like-games-that-stimulate-senses-movement/58678.html