Which means I now know someone with a disability.
There are different kinds of disabilities. Visually impaired Hearing impaired Mobility impaired Learning difficulty
My classmate with Autism has a different kind of disability. He looks just like everyone else, he just does some things a little differently.
That is because His Autism affects…....the way he thinks and behaves...the way he interacts with other people...the way he talks with others.
finds it difficult to make friends. sometimes only wants to talk about the things he is interested in. …may not join in our games or walks away from games..the way he interacts with other people.
..sometimes says things that seem odd...maybe listening to someone but he doesn’t look at the person’s who is talking …. finds it difficult to understand what others are saying...the way he talks with others.
..the way he thinks and behaves...likes to sit by himself.. does not like certain loud noises...only wants to do the same thing over and over.
Here is what I do to help him in our classroom and out on the playground. #1. Every day I say “good morning” and “Good bye” when we leave. Sometimes he answers and sometimes he doesn’t …..but I always try….someday he will answer me I just know it!
#2. I don’t talk too fast and I give time for him to answer…if he doesn’t answer I try to show him what I want with a picture,waving my hand or pointing to what I mean.
#3. When it is time to come in from the playground I help him find the line. I take his hand and point to the line and say,”We’re going in now”.
#4. When we work together I make sure I say “good job” when he is working, and tell him it is “work time” when he forgets.
#5. Sometimes I can tell when he is getting upset, so When that happens I always tell my teacher so she can help him calm down.
Having and helping a friend with Autism is actually pretty normal. we just does some things a little differently.