Let's say we have a 5 yr old autistic girl, Sam. Sam is asked to sit still on the floor at school during 'circle time'. Sam does not sit still. Sam gets up and wanders round. What's potentially happening here?/
Fourthly, Sam may have RLS. Some autistic people do. Which means that the only way to stop the torment of it is to move sometimes. Look it up./
So, what can we do to potentially help Sam to hear, see, and not be in pain?
Let's think. /
Can Sam trial noise cancelling headphones perhaps?
Can Sam be allowed to sit on a comfy chair away from the circle, to avoid collisions?/
Can people please Ask Sam What Would Help. Capitalised, because strangely enough so many never think to do this/
I start from thinking, "How fantastic to be in a class with Sam. This is my learning opportunity. What behaviour & attitudes of mine can I change?"
I'd want to affirm and support Sam, enabling them to be their best autistic selves.
Different, not broken.