Surviving School

An Autistic Teen Girl’s Tips on How To Make and Maintain Friends

Posted by Jaco de Goede on

An Autistic Teen Girl’s Tips on How To Make and Maintain Friends

From Autism Parenting Magazine Advice often means more when it comes from someone who has walked in your shoes. Perhaps these tips for making friends from an autistic teen will spark some inspiration! There’s a common misconception that autistic girls are anti-social and don’t want to have friends. This is untrue. Most of us want to have social lives, friendships, and a sense of belonging, just like other teenagers.  Friendships can be extremely positive and beneficial. A friend is someone you can talk to about your interests, someone who gives you advice and guidance and supports you during difficult times. Friendships...

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Simple Ways to Transition Back to School With Autism

Posted by Jaco de Goede on

Simple Ways to Transition Back to School With Autism
Returning to school can be stressful for all children, but especially for children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) and their families. While summer activities such as visiting new places, staying with extended family, and attending school holiday care can be enjoyable, they can also be extremely disruptive for children with autism. We need to take this into account before we even start to plan how to help children transition back to school.

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Back to School Preparations

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Back to School Preparations
Here are a few tips on preparing your child for school and we hope it works for you!

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An Educator’s Guide to Asperger Syndrome

Posted by Jaco de Goede on

An Educator’s Guide to Asperger Syndrome
Having a child with Asperger Syndrome  in your class will have a different impact on your classroom environment than having a child with classic autism. But as is the case with all individuals on the autism spectrum, each individual with Asperger Syndrome is different and will present his or her own unique challenges.

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Starting primary school: children with autism spectrum disorder

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Starting primary school: children with autism spectrum disorder
It's normal to feel anxious about your child starting school. If your child has autism spectrum disorder (ASD), you might have extra concerns about preparing her for the transition to school.

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