How to talk to people with autism
A new online video series by the advocacy group Autism Speaks will highlight a series of social skills teachers, including those in the community, to help people who have autism learn how to talk with others and express themselves in the social sphere.
In a video, “How to Talk to People with Autism,” a series called “Community Lectures” from the advocacy organization will take viewers on a tour of local schools, churches, and community centers that are open for public speaking, from preschool through senior year.
The videos highlight the importance of listening, and the need to be open and honest with people with social anxiety and autism.
“We’re talking about autism and learning disabilities, but autism is a spectrum, and people who are in one type of spectrum have a different spectrum of experience,” said Dr. Jill Dennison, an autism specialist who teaches at Johns Hopkins University.
The “Community LECTURES” series was created to provide a way for people with the spectrum to share their experiences and experiences in other people’s lives.
It’s a chance for people who want to share experiences with people who share them with autism to connect, and that can be a way of making a difference in a person’s life, Dennion said.
The series has been launched on Facebook, Twitter and YouTube.
The series has received nearly 2 million views, Denna said.
“It’s not a show that’s necessarily about talking to people; it’s about understanding their experience and helping them learn how they can do that,” she said.
It has been created by a team of community teachers and social workers.
The community teachers, called “teachers of the year,” are trained to teach about autism.
Denning said they have been trained by a community organization and the American Association of Social Workers.
The educators were selected because they are the most qualified in their field, and they’re working to help other people with disabilities learn how best to talk and express in social settings.
“They are able to be in the classroom, they are able in a public setting and they have a sense of social responsibility that comes from having a sense that they are not a bystander,” Dennin said.
“And they are also able to see their kids more in the world.”
“It is their responsibility to teach other people about autism,” she added.
The teacher of the month is selected based on a combination of factors including how well they communicate and how well their students respond.
For example, a teacher might receive a recommendation for a new classroom in their area, or a recommendation to teach a school in their community.
The teachers in the series are teaching at a number of different institutions.
Denna described the teachers as “professional advocates” who are helping others with autism and who are looking for ways to share more about autism with the public.
“People are learning about autism, and so we need to have teachers that are helping people,” she explained.