Autism on the Bus: Making It a Good Ride for Everyone

 

It is commonly known that many individuals with autism struggle with transitions, so it should be no surprise that the biggest transition in the day (the bus ride) can end up being very difficult for those on the spectrum.  School busses are not what one would refer to as “sensory friendly” and the … Continue reading

Day 12 of ASD De-escalation Tips: Resources for Communication

Let’s talk more resources to make life easier!

A student’s escalation cycle can have a great amount of detail, from the specific observable behaviors at each level to the carefully crafted interventions.  I shared with you earlier this great visual to help represent the big picture of a child’s escalation and … Continue reading

Day 1 of ASD De-escaltion Tips: The Urgency Factor

 

The way in which to properly intervene when an individual with a disability starts to escalate has been the subject of controversy over the past few years and for good reason.  The misuse of physical interventions (restraints and holds) and time out rooms has caught the attention of the public … Continue reading