One way I communicate at school is with Communication cards I wear on a lanyard. These are cards that tell what I need or want by showing the teacher (or another person) a card. I usually don’t feel comfortable at the beginning of the year showing the teacher though because new teachers don’t feel safe… Continue reading School Communication Supports for Autistic Kids
A selection of short prose and memes on Autistic thinking, sensory experiences, language development, communication and parenting.
“The difference in how language is acquired and used means the vocabulary is different, the nuances are different, the structure of language and how words are formed is different, and our relationship with language is different”.
Just as having verbal speech ability doesn't equate to verbal ability to communicate thoughts, feelings and opinions; absence of verbal speech doesn't equate to not having thoughts and opinions, or not having the desire an ability to communicate them.
It is often the case that many have a stereotypical view that Autism equates, to at least some degree, to intellectual disability. This is a particularly strongly held belief towards Autistic children / adults who communicate non-verbally. Often correlating with this false belief, is the equally damaging belief that the child / adult has limited… Continue reading Understanding the Difference Between Autism and Intellectual Disability