For Autism Awareness week 2021, we thought we would put together some resources for all children and families to learn about autism.
The list is full of resources pulled from amazing creators many of which have autism themselves. There are videos to learn more as well as activities for children with autism to understand how their brain works. There can be a lot of misunderstanding around autism... there is no 'normal' way for someone's brain to be wired. There are just different ways!
Last year, we sent samples of our games to an amazing girl called Maryam (who happens to have autism) and we are happy to report back that she loved them. It is important to us at OjO to make sure our games are enjoyable for all!
Try a few of the resources and comment below if you learnt something new or have something to add!
What is Autism?
Twinkl has many great resources… and this is one of them! This pack is all about autism for parents wanting to educate their child about the topic.
Autism is a Superpower by Poppy Thorne
This is a creative and interactive booklet designed for young people who have autism and ADHD to better understand how their brain works and why their everyday perceptions might be different from their peers.
Autism is my super power, what’s yours?
Jared Wynder has lived his life shocking doctors and defying the limits put on him by autism. He explains how all of us can also find powers inside of us. This talk was given at a TEDx event using the TED conference format but independently organized by a local community.
Autism Awareness quiz
Test your understanding of autism & knowledge of autistic celebrities (!) with this multiple choice quiz designed by the National Autistic Society.
Autism Resources for further learning
You can also download learning resources from The National Autistic Society to deepen your understanding.
30 activities for teaching children who have autism
This resource has a wealth of ideas for parents or educators who are teaching a child with autism. 15 activities are focused on helping children develop social skills, which can be something that children with autism have difficulty with. The other 15 activities are learning and teaching strategies to help children with autism finish the school year strong!
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