Understanding My Friends
*For use with groups of more than 10 participants,
please see our School/Organization Edition
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 young girl called 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 can perform simulation exercises to help them experience first hand how annoying sensory issues can be.Topics covered:
What is included:
- Social difficulties
- Sensory issues: - Sight, Touch, Hearing, Smell
- The need for routine
Other Items Needed (Not included in the package, but may be purchased separately) :Oven mitt PencilClip Board
- DVD of the program
- Parent's guide with a summary of the program and simulation exercises* and sample follow-up questions to enhance the learning experience.
One Social Story / Coloring Book (additional books can be purchased separately)
- Two pairs of "magic" glasses (additional glasses can be purchased separately)
- One sheet of bubble wrap for dot-to-dot activity
- One square of sanding paper
*The simulation exercises are explained in detail during the presentation. Many children will be able to watch the program and perform the exercises without adult supervision. It is highly recommended, however, that an adult participates in the presentation in order to enhance and personalize the learning experience.
(For use with 'Understanding My Friends With Autism')
Additional "Magic Glasses"
(Note: Two pairs are included in the 'Understanding My Friends With Autism' package)
These glasses are also great for viewing holiday lights and firework displays! Get a pair for every member of the family!
Note: These oven mitts are sold to be used during the simulation exercises. Autism Atlas does not guarantee their quality for any other use.
The clipboard is used during one of the simulation exercises in 'Understanding My Friends With Autism' to hold a dot-to-dot activity.
Helping People Understand The World Of Autism
Watch a few brief excerpts of the program
Additional Social Story Coloring Book
Note: One social story coloring book is included
in the 'Understanding My Friends With
For School/Organization Edition with Unlimited Use License Agreement