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What Good Teachers Know About Teaching kids with Autism--a wishlist

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By Maxine and Daniel

This is a wishlist of teaching practices. I am not a teacher--I'm an Aspie advocate and champion, writer, parent, grandparent and public speaker who works in the autism field. I do parent-trainings, assist with IEPS, and have the great pleasure of working with many excellent teachers who understand our children or work to find answers if they're stuck. Anyhoo...here you go:

+   The most important work I will ever do with my students on the spectrum is to build trust. Without that, they may ...

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When Teachers Don't Understand Autism: A Rant

By Maxine and Daniel

I hear so many stories of professionals with no or limited autism knowledge being less-than-helpful to families and children and I think, ‘I need to take up basket-weaving or Spanish Regional Dancing…any diversion that doesn’t involve the frustration of trying to change understanding of autism within systems of support that are rigid, inflexible, and don’t seem to learn from their mistakes.

Professionals misinterpret what they see with our children, and their responses—based on incorrect assumptions—are then way off the mark. It causes anxiety and frustration in the child and in the ...

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What good teachers know about teaching kids with autism - a wishlist

By Maxine and Daniel

This is a wishlist of teaching practices. I am not a teacher-I'm an Aspie advocate and champion, writer, parent, grandparent and public speaker who works in the autism field. I do parent-trainings, assist with IEPS, and have the great pleasure of working with many excellent teachers who understand our children or work to find answers if they're stuck. Anyhoo...here you go:

+ I'll just tell parents what I have observed from their child and keep all editorial comments out my communication with them--unless it's to say their kid is awesome!

+ I never ...

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