I hope you all have had a great week so far. I was so happy after our meeting yesterday. I love the amount of participation from you all. I can already tell that this is going to be a great semester!
Yesterday we finished answering some of your questions about this class, the boys and autism. It was a perfect introduction into our next topic: The Basics of Autism.
The following video is a great resource for parents. It's put together in simple language and has easy visuals for them to understand what to look for in their own children. As you are watching this, think about our boys. You will have a homework assignment pertaining to that information!
What I love about this video is that they did a fantastic job of showing so many different aspects of autism with the kids that they chose to spotlight. It shows how big the spectrum really is! You can have very high functioning kids, or much lower functioning kids. I also like this video because so many different things that you see remind me of the boys that you and I work with. You will easily be able to find connections between these kids shows in the video and our peers.
One phrase that you have been hearing me say again and again is: "One kid with autism is one kid with autism"! When I see this video, that phrase always comes to mind. They are all SO different, just like our peers. They may have the same label, but every single kid with autism is going to act and react differently. You cannot put them into a box and assume they will do things like another student that you know with autism.
1) What did you think about the different aspects of autism presented in Rosie's video?
2) Is there one kid in this video that you connect to the most? (If you make a connection to one of our peers, please do not use their name on the blog!)
3) What are 3 different aspects of autism that you saw in the video?
4) Tell me one thing that you learned from this video.
Have a wonderful weekend! Don't forget to check the homework tab!!