Autism: 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.

C’hele

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2 Comments »

  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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