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  • 1. The Basics of AutismSpectrum Disorders Training Series Regional Autism Advisory Council of 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 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. Autism and Leisure Skills to TeachPersons with ASD may not learn leisure skills automatically. Skills can range from: None Limited
  • 5. Big IdeaLeisure skills need to be taught.
  • 6. Autism and Leisure Skills to Teach Leisure activities are an important part of everyone’s life. Persons with ASD may have limited interests. We need to teach new activities to go with their favorite activities so they have more choices.
  • 7. Strategies to Increase Leisure Skills Some persons with ASD will prefer activities unique to their special interests. If the person has a particular interest, use that to guide leisure activities (i.e. Likes music – listen to music, play music, go to concerts; Likes food – teach them to cook). Some activities will need to be changed or adapted to be successful (i.e. recipe for cooking should be broken into simple steps with pictures).
  • 8. Strategies to Increase Leisure Skills A new activity will need to be taught step by step with help and practice. Use a few clear words with visual and physical help when teaching an activity.
  • 9. Strategies to Increase Leisure Skills Leisure activities can be done alone or as a group. Choices are important.  Choice-making may need to be taught.  Have a list or pictures of choices.  Have a variety of activities so the person does not get stuck in the routine of doing the same activity again and again.
  • 10. Big IdeaHelp the person with ASD choosea variety of activities so they donot get stuck doing the samething over and over again.