Autism Awareness

This Autism Awareness activity & project also includes:

Planning activities for Autism Awareness Month? Check out the ideas in a packet designed to raise awareness of autism. Suggestions include plans for an assembly to launch a school-wide focus, lesson plans for classroom activities, and tips for teachers.

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Instructional Ideas
  • Reverse the order of the introductory activity; before starting the music explain to class members that the activity is designed to let them experience how many autistic people feel in a classroom trying to do a task
  • Laminate the instruction cards to permit reuse
Classroom Considerations
  • Designed for Autism Awareness Week, the activities are appropriate for individual classrooms or whole-school month-long celebrations
Pros
  • The nine-page packet includes an introductory activity, two lesson plans, an information sheet for teachers, and tips for helping autistic students to learn
Cons
  • None