The Basics of AutismSpectrum Disorders Training Series Regional Autism Advisory Council of Southwest Ohio (RAAC-SWO) Adults with Autism Spectrum Disorders Task Force
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
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
Cognition and Learning in Autism There is a wide range of cognitive ability. Intellectual Disability Gifted
Big Idea People with autism can learn. It is up to us tofigure out the best way to teach them.
Strategies for Learning DifferencesMany people with autism understand better by seeingthan hearing something. When possible, use a pictureor written words.Actual objects mean more than photographs or linedrawings for some.They may have great memory for numbers, facts,directions, but they may have a hard time retellingevents. Use pictures or reminders to help rememberpast events.
Strategies for Learning Differences Skills 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 may have to teach them by going through each step. A list of steps can be helpful for some tasks.
Strategies for Learning Differences It might take longer for the person with ASD to think through what was said before they are able to respond. Give them time. They might not even see why they should respond. Prompt them to respond. Some days it may be harder to concentrate or the person may be more stressed, making it harder for them to think and learn.
Big IdeaVisuals help with learning.This can be objects,pictures, or written words.