Did you know that Autism Awareness Day falls on the 2nd of April of every year. It is a day to kick off the annual World Autism Month (every April) where people globally get together to show support and raise awareness of Autism or Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD). Autism is a neurological and developmental disorder which affects how people behave, communicate and learn.
This creative printable activity celebrates the amazing strengths of people living with Autism and hopes to create greater awareness of families and people affected by the disorder.
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Printable & Activity Objectives
Age: 6 to 9 year olds, Activity Time: 1-2 hours, Items Needed: Writing and colour pencils
In this activity, your student and child will learn about Autism or ASD and learn about the unique strengths of those living with Autism.
It will help your child or student:
Develop a stronger and clearer understanding of the special needs required by those living with ASD/Autism and also their wonderful unique strengths.
Learn to appreciate the diversity in our community, particularly, how to support the people who need our help to integrate and lead meaningful lives in our society.
How to Get Started
Simple steps to start:
Research and gather more information about Autism or Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD). Here's a very good and clear video for kids which explains what Autism is:
Here's another good video from Sesame Street about families living with children with Autism:
Start working on the printable worksheets!
What's in the Printable Worksheet Pack
This printable pack consists of 2 printable colouring worksheets which contains (1) a puzzle with pieces highlighting some of the many unique strengths of people with Autism and (2) a similar puzzle sheet for your student to colour and write down their own unique strengths.
The purpose of the activity is to help create awareness of the many amazing strengths of people living with Autism. It is also to help your child/student understand the more positive side of Autism and look at some of the similarities they have with those living with the disorder.
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