10 Things Every Child With Autism Wishes You Knew

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As a Special Educator, one of the very most important things ,in my opinion, is knowing and understanding the children I work with.  People often times find it to be very difficult to understand what goes on in the mind of a child with a disability. Especially when it comes to working with children with Autism. Autism is becoming more and more well-known. However, many people do not quite understand behaviors, attributes or qualities that can be common when it comes to children with Autism.

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When is Okay to use the “R” word? (From the huffington post)

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Today is national “Spread the word to end the word” day! The huffington post put out an incredible article including a simple chart on when its okay to use the “R” word from the Military Special Needs Network (Hint: NEVER!). I have attached the chart below for simple viewing. “When is it okay to use the word retarded?”.  Read the whole article here “Here’s when It’s okay to use the “R” word in one nifty chart”

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Take the pledge to end the use of the “R” word here: Spread the word

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Time-Out For Toddlers

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So your toddler has hit that “Terrible Two” phase, huh? (Maybe your child hit it at one, or perhaps not until three-Who came up with the Terrible Twos phase anyway?) Sometimes you want to scream when your child insists on being naughty after you repeatedly asked them to stop. At this point, it is time for a little intervention! Time for some consequences. Even at those tiny ages, children can begin to understand that the consequences of naughty behaviors are not so fun. So, what consequences do you use for a toddler? Well, timeout can definitely be one of those.

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