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  • 1. The Basics of AutismSpectrum Disorders p um D Training Series Regional Autism Advisory Council of g m y f Southwest Ohio (RAAC-SWO) Adults with Autism Spectrum Disorders Task Force
  • 2. Adult Training Series Modules Module One: Autism Defined, Autism Prevalence and Primary Characteristics Module Two: Physical Characteristics of Autism Module Three Cognition and Learning in Autism Three: Module Four: Autism and Sensory Differences Module Five: Communication and Autism
  • 3. Adult Training Series Modules Module Six: Behavior Challenges and Autism Module Seven: Understanding Behavior in Persons with Autism Module Eight: Functional Behavior Assessment Module Nine: Autism and Leisure Skills to Teach Module Ten: Special Issues of Adolescence and Adulthood Module Eleven: Safety and Autism
  • 4. Cognition and LC iti d Learning i Autism i in A ti There is a wide range of cognitive ability. Intellectual Disability Gifted
  • 5. Big Idea People with autism can p learn. It is up to us tofigure ut the bestfi ur out th b st way to t teach them. m.
  • 6. Strategies for Learning Differences DiffMany people with autism understand better byseeing than hearing something. When possible, use apicture or written words words.Actual objects mean more than photographs or linedrawings for some some.They may have great memory for numbers, facts,directions,directions but they may have a hard time retellingevents. Use pictures or reminders to help rememberpast events.
  • 7. Strategies for Learning Differences DiffSkills learned in one place may not be used in a new place.May have to teach the skill in each place it is used.The person may not learn by watching others. We mayhave to teach them by going through each step. A list ofsteps can be helpful for some tasks. p pf f
  • 8. Strategies for Learning g g DifferencesIt might take longer for the person with ASDto think through what was said before theyare able t respond. Gi them time. bl to d Give th tiThey might not even see why they shouldrespond. Prompt them to respond.Some days it may be harder to concentrate or m y m ythe person may be more stressed, making itharder for them to think and learn.
  • 9. Big IdeaVisuals help with learning learning.This can be objects, jpictures, or written words.