Some say there is an epidemic of Autism, some say there isn't. I definitely lean toward the epidemic side. Statistics show that 1 in 88 children are on the autistic spectrum, when a mere 20 years ago, it was 1 in 10,000. That is a gigantic jump in a short amount of time. Autism is affecting us everyday in many ways. Here are resources to assist families in learning about autism and tips for homeschooling your child with autism.
April is Autism Awareness Month and April 2nd is World Autism Day. Don't be afraid of children with autism, reach out to them and get to know them. You'll be glad you did.
3. Sample Homeschool Schedules for Children with AutismNeed help setting up your daily schedule? Homeschoolers generally have a lot of freedom in setting up their schedule, but it sometimes takes a while to find out what works best for your family. It's helpful to hear about what others are doing. Here are some of the daily schedules shared by the members of the homeschool forum. The following schedules are specific to homeschooling and autism:
4. Printable Special Needs Forms
These forms were designed to help track behavior changes in children with Autism or other special needs. The forms can be added to your child's homeschool file or portfolio.