Behavior in a Classroom

Kindergarten children in classroom

Social Issues in a Classroom

Taking your child to a class this can apply to music class, swimming class, dance class, gymnastics, karate or any other class your child might take.

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 welcome children of all walks of life. Ask if you and your child can attend a trial class. Before you leave for the class explain to your child where you are going and what is going to happen there. 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. Don’t give up! If you have any questions or concerns please join our support desk.

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..