Ten Things Every Child with Autism Wishes You Knew. From the book by Ellen Notbohm©
- I am a whole child. My autism is part of who I am, not all of who I am.
- My senses are out of sync.
- Distinguish between won’t and can’t.
- I interpret language literally.
- Listen to all the ways I’m trying to communicate.
- Picture this! I am visually oriented.
- Focus and build on what I can do rather than what I can’t do.
- Help me with thinking and being social.
- Identify what triggers my meltdowns.
- Love me unconditionally.
Ellen Notbohm is author of Ten Things Every Child with Autism Wishes You Knew and Ten Things Your Student with Autism Wishes You Knew, both ForeWord Book of the Year finalists and iParenting Media Award recipients and, most recently, The Autism Trail Guide: Postcards from the Road Less Traveled. She is also coauthor of the award winning 1001 Great Ideas for Teaching and Raising Children with Autism Spectrum Disorders, a columnist for Autism Asperger’s Digest and Children’s Voice, and a contributor to numerous publications and web sites around the world.
Source: Ellen Notbohm
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