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Tips for working with students on the autism spectrum

A set of facts and tips for working with students who have autism have been produced to assist teachers and parents.

The facts and tips aim to help people with autism at school and to have a successful adult life, and include:

  • reducing verbal interaction and using non-verbal communication (such as gestures) when possible;
  • using visual supports;
  • giving direct instructions in a calm voice;
  • knowing the signs of anxiety or stress for the individual student;
  • and many more.

The tips emphasise that each student is different, and there is not a single approach to all students with autism.

The tips have been prepared by the Indiana Autism Leadership Network in the United States.


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