Supporting transitions for individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorder
Transitions for people with ASD can be a stressful and confusing process that often results in emotional dysregulation or disengagement.
When a Child Says “No”
Asking key questions relating to the source of the resistance, provides strategies that can be tailored to different situations.
Developing Independence in Activities of Daily Living (ADL)
Encouraging and developing independence in activities that are required for daily living create opportunities for students to grow and live as independently as possible.
Self Care Tasks
Providing visual supports with a dynamic element to support the comprehension, emotional regulation and therefore participation of students in self-care tasks has proven successful.
Loss, Grief and Death
Children with autism tend to be very literal and therefore the way we support their understanding of loss and death needs to be reflected in concrete and literal language.
Concept of Time
Drawing, writing or putting a visual or remnant of the requested event or activity on some kind of schedule or calendar can be incredibly helpful to support understanding and alleviate stress [...]