As we work we develop our skills and our passions. As I have progressed through my career as an SLP I have developed a passion for working with students who are on the Autism spectrum. I even became a Certified Autism Specialist, you can read about how I did that HERE. Not that I don’t love working with all of my kids, but my students on the spectrum just seem to hit me in the warm and fuzzy each time. In case you hadn’t heard, April is Autism Awareness Month!!! This is the time to wear blue, sport your puzzle piece accessories and help to spread some awareness and acceptance for our friends on the spectrum.
If you are looking for materials, here are some FREE ones you can download.
This is an informational handout about Autism from my TpT store. It is in English and Spanish! You can download it HERE.
This is a short, interactive FREEBIE that uses QR codes from 2SpeakRight.
If you are looking for materials to spark a discussion about Autism, you can check out THIS POST with some Autism book suggestions for kids.
After you read a story or two about Autism your kids, friends, family may have some questions on how they are supposed to communicate with some with Autism. Here is on 10 Communication Tips When Talking to Someone with Autism.
Maybe your teachers or fellow staff have questions about what they can do. I recommend checking out this post on Autism Tips for Teachers.