What an incredible opportunity we had at literacy night! With Sexton Mountain's One School One Theme focusing on Autism through My Brother Charlie and Rules, Amanda and felt that this would be the perfect year to go all out for literacy night with an Autism Awareness simulation. With the help of my student teacher, Lauren, and my instructional assistant, Beth, we shared with dozens of families a few things that are different for people with Autism.
We addressed the 4 areas of Autism that we discuss for educational eligibility: Routines and structure, Responses to sensory stimuli, Differences in communication and Social skills challenges.
|Participants started here. They picked up their schedules and learned about the importance of Routines.|
The presentation had a very clear and organized format, to help familiarize families with what it can be like for students in our program. Each participant had a schedule they needed to follow, and there were visuals to guide them through each step of the presentation.
|Next, participants explored a sensory table with rice and beans and also a swing. This helped them understand Sensory a bit more.|
|To learn about Communication, we had participants play a charades game.|
|Beth guided participants through some social skills training.|
|The final stop of the presentation. Autism: Love, Support, Advocate <3|