Activities and Apps for Autism Awareness
The most entertaining folks you will find are those who do not fit neatly into a cardboard box. Take part in Autism Awareness Month by taking a virtual stroll through the World Wide Web. Learn more about Autism, toys and sensory tools that help children with Autism cope better.
Autism Awareness Month is April. There’s a good chance that many of the activities that you enjoy, involve or use for yourself, could also be helpful to someone with Autism. Take part in the Public Schools Activities program and find out what you can do to learn more. Be an active member of online forums, chat rooms, groups, blogs, forums, and social media sites. Be an active part of local events. Enjoy visiting with the Children with disabilities centers and support groups as part of education apps for Autism Awareness Month.
Learn new things, while learning other things! Get social, become a team builder, learn to negotiate, plan for the future, take up in sports, learn new skills, take up volunteer work – the list of activities goes on. Do something to raise awareness for Autism, in your community, and the world. Make it fun to teach the skills, care for the needs, teach the education and promote community spirit.
There are several autism awareness organizations. The main ones are: The National Asperger’s Association; The Autism Society; The Autism Rescue Fund; The Fight Against Autism & Developmental Disorder Association of America; The National Institute for Mental Health; The Medicaid and Medicare Services; The National Alliance for Children with Disabilities; The National Education Association; The American Academy of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry; The Families for Autism’s Rights; The Center for Addiction and Mental Health Services; The National Collaborative Drug Implementation Strategy; and the Office of National Drug Control Policy. These are just a few examples. There are many more organizations, which have been created as an extension of these activities.
Many schools are involved in these activities as well. There are a lot of ways to raise awareness about autism spectrum disorders. One way is through teaching good communication skills and socialization skills, as well as promoting an environment that promotes this type of education. Many public school districts are creating after-school programs that incorporate activities that promote a caring attitude toward the disabled. These activities can also teach children to be socially competent and confident individuals who can participate in the regular classroom atmosphere without problems.
There is also a large emphasis on the importance of inclusion. Inclusion is a key component of autism awareness. The inclusion concept looks at the need for people with autism skills to learn how to be involved in the society around them. This concept means that autistic children and their families are included in all activities and even some non-activities, such as celebration parties, field trips, lunch programs, holiday parties, etc. Children with autism can learn how to be confident and successful by including their peers in all situations.
For many adults with autism, there is a strong desire to participate in activities that promote an interest in learning. Activities that allow for this type of development are much easier to attend, which means they can focus on their abilities. Activities focusing on building a strong immune system and learning proper nutrition are highly encouraged by most schools. These types of activities provide a healthy environment for these individuals to learn in, and they can learn to live as well as possible in this type of situation. Schools work hard to make these types of environments as inclusive as possible, which means autistic children and their families are given every opportunity to thrive.
Apps for awareness of autism spectrum disorders have also popped up that promote learning and behavior modification. Apps like “Just Match” teach children with autism how to match two items of differing colors by making colors stand out by using color matching algorithms. Apps like “Just Answer the Phone” teach children by asking random questions from the phone. By answering the questions correctly, the child is rewarded with a sticker. Apps like these teach a child how to act appropriately in a social setting, and some apps may even incorporate behavioral intervention techniques to further teach these skills.
Lisa Bray is a mother of three. She loves going outdoors with her kids and husband and do family activities and also to appreciate nature.