When we first started this journey over 2 years ago, we were introduced to a library of terms & phrases that were honestly confusing AF & it was a lot to digest! Even now, the terminology is changing so I wanted to create a little cheat sheet of common words & phrases we’ve learned in the process. From the very commonly heard Autism Spectrum Disorder definition to a 504 Plan, I did my best to cover it!
Wrapping your head around Autism as an adult is a challenge in itself. But trying to explain it to kids is a whole different thing. Us, as adults, can conceptualize situations & give the benefit of the doubt - really try to understand. However, kids don’t see it that way. They don’t really understand that someone can be a little different, let alone why. So how can we help?