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FACTS:

Autism 1 in 68 children in the United States has


Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD).

Spectrum
Disorder
1 in 42 boys and 1 in 189 girls is diagnosed
with Autism Spectrum Disorder.

What is Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD)?


Autism Spectrum Disorder is made up of four different
neurological disorders. Asperger’s syndrome,
Pervasive developmental disorder (PDD-NOS), Autistic
disorder and Childhood disintegrative disorder. Signs National Autism Association
of autism are social, cognitive, communication 877.622.2884
impairments and repetitive behaviors. Some other http://nationalautismassociation.org/
signs of ASD: not playing pretend, avoiding eye
contact, wants to be alone, difficulty understanding
people’s feelings, delayed speech, unrelated answers,
obsessive interests, flaps their hands, rocks their body,
spins in circles and avoids physical contact.

Jamie Dodge Chippewa Falls County -


715-308-6353 Health & Human Service
JEDODG16@smumn.edu Agencies
715-726-7788
Strategies for Parents whose child has ASD…

1. Provide structure and safety. 2. Find nonverbal ways to communicate. 3. Use visual tools to help with daily
activities.
*Be consistent between what is being done at *Watch for your child’s nonverbal cues.
home and at school. *Make playtime with your child. *Social Stories (there are apps for tablets and
*Stick to a schedule. *Pay attention to sensory sensitivities: smart phones).
*Reward positive behavior. - Lights, sounds, tough, tastes, and smells *Use pictures (having them be in the pictures
*Provide a safe and secured space for child to that might be triggers for your child. doing those activities) and having it visible for the
go and relax. child.

4. Letting your child know what happen 8. Allow children to have a transition 7. Making directions short, clear and in
next. object during different transitions time steps.
in their day.
5. Using “First, we will do this” and “Then, 10. Using hands on or visual activities.
we will do this”. 9. Redirect & distract children during
behaviors instead of stay “no” or *Sorting objects: helping with dishes or sorting
6. Giving your child choices so they feel in
“stop”. laundry.
control. - Building with blocks
- Games on a computer or iPad.

Local Chippewa County Autism Resources Website:


http://www.co.chippewa.wi.us/government/public-health/children-with-
special-health-care-needs/cyshcn-resources/autism-resources
References:
10 Facts about Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD). (2013, April 19).

Retrieved October 10, 2017,

from https://www.acf.hhs.gov/ecd/10-facts-about-asd

Wise, R. (2016, January 27). 15 Behaviors Strategies for

Children On the Autism Spectrum. Retrieved October 10, 2017, from

http://www.educationandbehavior.com/behavior-strategies-for-children-with-autism/

Smith, M., Segal, J., & Hutman, T. (2017, April). Helping Your Child with Autism Thrive. Retrieved October 10, 2017, from

https://www.helpguide.org/articles/autism-learning-disabilities/helping-your-child-with-autism-thrive.htm

Benaroch, R. (2016, November 19). What are the types of Autism Spectrum Disorders? Retrieved October 10, 2017, from

https://www.webmd.com/brain/autism/autism-spectrum-disorders

Signs of Autism. (2017). Retrieved October 10, 2017, from http://nationalautismassociation.org/resources/signs-of-autism/