Happy World Autism Day!
Today is about celebrating and accepting autism. We had planned a week of activities to celebrate and learn about Autism in school but unfortunately we have to postpone that for now.
However, here are a few ideas of activities you could do at home to celebrate World Autism Day.
There is no pressure to do any of these – just some ideas!
• You could research and do a mini project on some famous individuals who have autism (Greta Thunberg is one example).
• ‘Communication is not just talking’- try to use art as a way of communicating. Design a picture that shows the acceptance of autism.
• We all have different interests and talents. You could use this time at home to learn more about the special interests of your family. Or maybe you could teach your family about your special interest. This could be anything that’s special to you - how to play chess, how to draw your favourite character, how to play certain games or card games, maybe you have learned a lot about something that interests you – you could do a presentation to your family about this interest, or make a video to share with your teacher on see-saw!
AsIAm is a fantastic Irish organization that works to bring more acceptance around autism. They are uploading resources for parents of children with Autism. They have a Social Story: 'Covid 19 "Lockdown" ' on the website currently, with more resources on the way.
See here for more information: https://asiam.ie/
Today they are encouraging people to make a paper airplane and video how far you can get it to fly!
We look forward to celebrating this day properly when we are back to school. I’m sure your teachers would love to see any of the above activities that you do on see-saw.