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Number Concept with Stickers


Children with autism sometimes struggle with using glue because they cannot tolerate the sensation of stickiness. Stickers are a great alternate to help them do crafts and other activities without the sticky sensation. Here is an idea for helping children learn the value of numbers using stickers.

All you need is a bunch of stickers. . . . → Read More: Number Concept with Stickers

Pre-Writing: Trains and Tracks


I have a son who loves cars and trains, and this activity is great for such children. Tell your child that you are going to draw tracks for him to move his train on (or roads for a car). Then, encourage your child to move the car or train along the line you have drawn.

. . . → Read More: Pre-Writing: Trains and Tracks

Color Sorting – Baskets and Toys


The first concept that children learn in colors, is that colors are different from each other. Sorting colors is a skill that needs to develop before children start learning to name them. It’s the same with children with Autism. Instead of starting by teaching them “This is Red”, start by teaching them to sort colors.

. . . → Read More: Color Sorting – Baskets and Toys

A Place of Quiet


Ideas on creating a place of quiet in busy classrooms, and small homes. Children with Autism need a little space where they are safe and undisturbed, so that they can cope with the sensory challenges they face all the time. . . . → Read More: A Place of Quiet

Making Choices…


Letting people with Autism make choices, helps them to learn better. Read more about this study on leisure and autism. . . . → Read More: Making Choices…

Autism and Sports Therapy


Sports could be a way of providing sensory integration therapy in a way that is acceptable socially in a school situation. A therapist could assess a child and schedule one or more specific sports activities for the child to participate in during the day or over the week, and this could be part of the child’s therapy for autism. . . . → Read More: Autism and Sports Therapy