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Providing Support to Bridge the Gap Between Autistics & Non-Autistics
It is time to listen to Autistics, learn how different brains learn, and use a framework that teaches one to LEARN and not just comply.
Browse our videos below to learn valuable information.
Making Sense of Autism
Social Stories - From the Autistic Perspective
Social Stories are a wonderful visual tool to use for Autistic children (really all children). BUT when the story is created through the Neurotypical lens it may work but at the expense of an Autistic not being able to be their authentic self. ALSO, they don't really learn WHY or the perspective of the Neurotyipcal person. Susan describes how to create a social story through the Autistic lens so it makes sense to the Autistic individual, doesn't shame them or make them change who they are, it truly teaches the skill/function. To learn more from Making Sense of Autism go to www.makingsenseofautism.com. We offer training, parent coaching, and many other great tools to support Autistic Individuals!
Ask Miss Sue
Shut downs.... our initial reaction may be to tell a child or individual they need to do XYZ or answer the question because "I said so." Well that doesn't work and we're realizing it can break connections. Listen to Sue's answer! If you have a burning question, email firstname.lastname@example.org Check out some of our other videos on YouTube and at www.makingsenseofautism.com
Shared Control - Creating Self-Determination for Autistics
Susan Golubock, an Autistic retired Occupational Therapist, describes how to foster self-determination by using Shared Control. Terrible twos, individuals always wanting their way, etc. Teach self-determination by sharing control. For more information about training and parent coaching, go to www.makingsenseofautism.com.
Motivation II Social Connectedness through Motivation
Using the Assessing Motivation form (link below), identify what you and another person both enjoy, how you enjoy activities, and how to plan activities to meet your needs and the other person's needs for optimal social connectedness! https://drive.google.com/file/d/1zN-EiJ1WjPVDMAfCiMGKPzVbOaaI9i9u/view?usp=sharing For more information or personal coaching, go to www.makingsenseofautism.com
Autistic Motivation I - Identifying Your Motivation
When you discover your motivations, you can connect with others. Step 1, discover your sources of motivation! Click the link below and complete the survey to identify what motivates you. Assessing Motivation: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1d_ZIvTCemvwoF2xnoesDJwZ31Yp00K33/view?usp=sharing For more information or for personalized coaching, please reach out to Making Sense of Autism at www.makingsenseofautism.com or email@example.com
Listen to Autistic Voices
Staci and Sue talk about what it really means to "listen to Autistics." Making Sense of Autism is helping educate the world on Autism and change your perspective from the old way of thinking to a new strengths-based way of thinking. For more information, visit our website at www.makingsenseofautism.com
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