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Looking at ASD Differently

Looking at ASD Differently is about respecting the characteristics of ASD manifested by students and working with the behaviors to the student's advantage.
Some of the fundamental features of ASD include preferred activities, verbal fascinations, the need for predictability, ordering and reordering, transition challenges, sensory preoccupations, and a need for visual organization. Teaching people to work with these aspects of ASD in a creative manner will result in ideas to help students with ASD meet their needs, maintain their dignity, while continuing to learn. Here are two creative ways that preferred activities of students have been embraced and used to help the continuation of learning: