"Autism & Memoirs of an Old Maid"…C'hele's Story

July 20, 2012

Autism and Mixed Labels

Filed under: Uncategorized — C'hele @ 21:02

Personal Opinion: 

When one is working with a child or a student with Autism and another disability lets say, Down Syndrome, I will approach this individual as an autistic person first.  Why?  This individual’s sensory needs will be the most prominent.  This is almost always over-looked by care-givers because they are often distracted by possible, negative behaviours.  Once the sensory needs are met, you will often find an incredibly intriguing human being.




  1. This is really an important bit of information. Very simple and basic but so important.

    Comment by Corina — July 27, 2012 @ 21:47

    • Yes, it is. I also forgot to mention that people will “see” the physical features first (aka: down syndrome facial features) before fully researching the individual out before they start working with them. It’s really important “not” to assume. Good to hear from you Corina- I hope all is well with you!

      Comment by C'hele — August 15, 2012 @ 06:33

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