Fear And Worry In A Beautiful Life

Fear And Worry In A Beautiful Life

Many people are unaware of the challenges that kids with autism go through on a daily basis. Here are helpful tips to when interacting with kids who have autism:

Practice Your due Diligence

Be patient and understanding, even if they don’t make eye contact or speak much. Avoid making assumptions about what they’re thinking; ask them to explain their thoughts instead of trying to guess.

Do Things Gradually with them

Offer to take them through social situations step-by-step so they know what is expected of them and they can better prepare for these situations next time. Patience is key; don’t get upset or frustrated because communication isn’t instantaneous.

Don’t Complicate

Keep things simple and try not to overwhelm them with too many choices or different tasks at once – simplify things as much as possible without compromising quality work or your needs/expectations for the project/task at hand.

Don’t use repetitive language or gestures (e.g., “over here”) – encourage their verbal skills by asking questions and listening attentively to their responses, even if it’s one word at a time!