Kaylea gave us some helpful isights about what school was like and growing up as an autistic woman. Many students like Kaylea unfortunately slip through the cracks, don’t get an early eligibility and do not get the support they need. I hear from many adults (many of my students at the university level) who learn they are on the autism spectrum as adults. They look back at the struggles they experienced and wish they had received accommodations and supports earlier.
Girls on the spectrum
Women and girls on the spectrum are often misdiagnosed and slip through the cracks growing up. They get very used to “masking” and their characteristics can come across as other challenges such as anxiety and depression due to years of not being able to be themselves around others and keeping the mask on.
Listen to autistic voices
One of my goals is to access and listen to people who have autism. As a teacher and autism specialist who is neuro -typical, it is vital to hear from people who are on the spectrum and can speak first hand to their lived experiences.
Please check out the short youtube video of Kaylea’s experience here…
It is important for me as an autism specialist and neurotypical person to understand and share the first-person experience of (actually) autistic people.
Marcus shared what his life is like as a college student with autism and what life was like for him growing up autistic. He is a great role model to our young students and children on the spectrum. Thank you Marcus for taking the time with me and sharing your experiences.
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If you are interested in being interviewed and sharing your experience on the autism spectrum please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org
The incredible 5-point scale for social emotional check-in and support
All people live with some level of stress and anxiety but when anxiety gets in the way of daily functioning in school, it becomes a problem. The incredible 5-point-scale for social emotional check-in is a tool to support all students when their anxiety gets too big.
Free download of a 5-point scale with a Superhero theme!
Thank you Chris N. from my Fall 2021 behavior class for your willingness to share this great social emotional resource with all of us!
5 point scale starter kit and training module with 4 scales
Click here for the starter kit with 6 training slides and 4 5-point scales.
Click the link below to access the free superhero 5-point scale…
I wanted to share this video I made for a class I am teaching so parents and other professionals can learn more about PMII! This intervention is wonderful for supporting students with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD).
Thank you for your commitment to being an inclusive educator!
As I wrap up a term teaching SPED inclusion strategies, I wanted to share and showcase a few free resources that some of my wonderful college students created to promote SPED inclusion in their future classrooms. They have given permission to share these resources for FREE so teachers everywhere can have access to them!