Communication, Uncategorized

School Communication Supports for Autistic Kids

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

Communication

Language and Communication Differences in Non-Speaking Autistics

“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”.

Autism Spectrum Disorder, Uncategorized

Understanding the Difference Between Autism and Intellectual Disability

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