At School

Students Standing in Classroom.

Taking your child to a class: Pick a class that is age appropriate for your child. Call the owner/teacher of the class, introduce yourself and tell them about your child and your child’s needs. Most places are welcome children of all walks of life. Ask if you and your child can attend a trial class. Bring your child’s favorite reinforcer and praise good behavior.

It might take your child a while to get used to a new place, a new social situation or a class. Take it one step at a time. Plan ahead and help your child deal with new situations by making a picture/written schedule/outline of the new activity.

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Autism Support Now is a Parent advisory blog and media site presented by "Ella's Hope for Autism" a 501c3 public charity in Missouri. This site is built for parents dealing with Autism . . . by parents dealing with Autism. Hope and Sam McPheeters (founders of Ella's Hope) have two children on the spectrum, and strive to provide continued advice for other parents, who are dealing with the same issues..