Classroom Management Strategies and other Teacher Worthy Ideas
Have you ever tried to talk in a restaurant that had the disco light streaming all over the walls and people in a room? Have you ever tried to order from a menu that had 100 choices w/o pictures? I can answer, yes, to both situations.
Now imagine that you’re a highly sensitive Autistic person who is eating in a restaurant during the Christmas holidays with all the loud music, Christmas lights blinking, and children crying because they’re in “overload” and need sleep! Yes, I’ve experienced all of this, too, and no, I’m not Autistic.
Now, how does this all seem to a person who is an adult Autistic? Judy Endow shares one of her experiences in the following post. After you read the post, you’ll understand how it feels to someone with Autism. Remember, Judy Endow is a nationally recognized consultant who has had to train herself to adapt. She’s a success story and can be encouragement to us.
I’d also like to mention that if you have a young child who is NOT Autistic, you’ll run into similar situations. Yes, I’ve lived through that with my two sons, too. When they were sleepy, “momma was not happy!”
In other words, make a plan about social situations that accommodates your children whether Autistic or not. You’ll succeed, I promise.