It is raining and you can’t go outside for recess. Use the word “SURPRISE” to explain a change in routine. Let’s face it, things happen.  Most students love going on the playground during recess, but occasional bad weather is inevitable. For most children with autism, missing...

By Jennifer Lingle, M.Ed. Don’t give instructions in the form of questions. This can be a hard habit to break. Now that it has come to your attention, you may notice how often you do this. You will find yourself asking, “Can you sit down and...

By Jennifer Lingle, M.Ed Children with autism often become overwhelmed when they receive too many choices, but they can also become frustrated when they don’t receive any choices. When planning an activity, a meal, or an outing give your child two choices. Do you want to...

Have you ever found yourself saying “No!” to everything?  “No, don’t touch that.  No, you can’t have that.  No, we are not going there.  No, no, no, no, no!” Today, I am going to discuss with you, what to say instead of “NO,” and how to save...