Educational Presentations
Understanding My Friends With Autism is a program designed for children ages 5–11 to help them understand why children with autism act the way they do.

The program is driven by a video made by a puppet named “Charlene” who has autism. She explains why children with autism like her frequently stim, have meltdowns, walk away from others for no apparent reason or find it hard to have a conversation with others. At specified times, there is a break in the video where the participants perform simulation exercises to help them experience first hand how annoying sensory issues can be.

Duration of Program:   45 minutes - 1 hour (video presentation, simulation exercises and   
                                                                      follow-up discussions)

​Topics covered:​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​
  • Communication
  • Social difficulties
  • Sensory issues: - Sight, Touch, Hearing and Smell.
  • The need for routine



    PLEASE NOTE: At this time, the live presentation is only available in Western Pennsylvania.

Parents, are you interested in completing the
​program with your children in the comfort of
​your own home?                       
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​Participants receive:​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​
  • 'Magic Glasses'
  • Social story / coloring book to reinforce the topics covered
Watch a few short excerpts of the program
For more information, check out our 'Frequently Asked Questions' page.

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​My Friends With Autism
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