At present, the CDC estimates the prevalence of autism spectrum disorders (ASD) as 1 in every 68 children. In other words, if you work with youth, the odds are that you’ve likely encountered youth with autism in your program or classroom!
This has left many youth workers asking important questions: what is autism? How do we best incorporate and support these youth? And how do we design programs, classrooms, and events that are inclusive to all forms of neurodiversity?
This training will provide an overview of autism, including common strengths and challenges. Participants will learn tips for communication, behavior management, role modeling proper social etiquette, and encouraging active participation for youth with autism. Participants will learn practical tips on enhancing the ability of organizations and programs to be more inclusive of individuals with autism.