Title
Helping students with autism make the back-to-school transition
Subtitle
"Got Questions?" response
Author
Dr. Peter Gerhardt, autism educator
Summary
The article provides tips for helping students with autism transition back to school after summer break. It addresses challenges such as adjusting sleep schedules and coping with the demands of the school day. The tips include using a gradual shaping approach to adjust wake-up times, coordinating with school personnel to ease students into the school routine, using visual aids to help students track their progress throughout the day, and avoiding napping at school to promote better sleep at night. Autism Speaks' resources, including the School Community Tool Kit and guides to visual supports, are recommended for additional support.
Autism Speaks is an international advocacy organization "dedicated to creating an inclusive world for all individuals with autism throughout their lifespan; through advocacy, services, supports, research and innovation, and advances in care for autistic individuals and their families."[Website]
Language
English
Subjects
School-Age
Publisher
Autism Speaks
DateModified
3/15/2024 5:59 PM EDT