I found this blog post with a short video clip of what life is like on the autism spectrum. I thought it was a good one and wanted to share with everyone.
One of the sections of this video that impacts me the most as a social communication coach and educational consultant for my clients and their families is the one showing those with higher functioning autism being misunderstood by their teachers and viewed and treated as students with behavior problems instead of students who are in meltdown.
Another one that resonates with me from my experience working one-on-one with my teens with autism is the clip saying that they feel they are the only ones in their class without one single friend. This was a discussion that came up last week in all three of my social groups, girls and boys alike.
This does not have to be permanent! We can help these kids who have autism!! They need the direct social skills training and practice on a regular basis just like they need algebra class and English class!
What clip resonates with you?