Autism Awareness

Autism Awareness
Autism Awareness
Autism Awareness
Autism Awareness
Autism Awareness
Autism Awareness
Autism Awareness
Autism Awareness
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Did you know that 1 in 68 children are diagnosed with ASD (autism spectrum disorder)? You probably personally know one or more individuals with autism, especially being an educator! April is Autism Awareness Month so make sure your class knows all about ASD. This document is packed with age appropriate activities, informational resources, and more, to help you start the conversation about autism.

** This document is for grades K-2 (but there is flexibility depending on how you want to use the materials, so it could also work for 3rd grade).

**If you're looking for a similar product but for grades 3-5 click this link:
Autism Awareness for 3-5



This document includes:

♥Page 1: Cover Page

♥Pages 2-13: Autism Mini-Book. This mini-book comes in both color, and black and white. It tells the story of two friends, and answers common questions about autism. Just cut out the pages, and staple together!

♥Page 14: Be a Good Friend Worksheet. This worksheet goes along with the message from the mini-book. Students will brainstorm how they can be a good friend to a person with autism.

♥Pages 15-16: Puzzle Activity. This activity can be implemented in many different ways. I have provided directions to two of my favorite options for this activity. It is a four piece blank puzzle "board".

♥Pages 17-19: Additional Resource Pages. There are three pages listing other resources (books and videos) that you can use to teach about autism.

♥Pages 20-21: Book and Video Review Worksheets. These pages can be used after reading/ watching any of the resources listed above about autism.

♥Page 22: Autism KWL worksheet. Students will fill out what they already Know about autism, what they Want to know, and what they Learned.

♥Page 23: Autism Acrostic Poem.

♥Pages 24- 25: Reflection Worksheets. Students will illustrate, and write about what they did to celebrate autism awareness.

♥Page 26: "Light it Up Blue" Note Home. A world-wide way to celebrate Autism Awareness is to wear blue. This is a note you can send home reminding parents to send their child into school wearing blue.

♥Pages 27- 31: Sensory Sensitivity Activity. It is common for individuals with ASD to experience a form of sensory sensitivity. This activity provides students with an example of how it might feel to live with such a condition. Activity instructions, two different prompts, and two different worksheets are provided to implement this meaningful activity.

♥Pages 32- 34: Making Connections Worksheets. Students will be encouraged to make connections with others in their class by doing this activity.

♥Pages 35-36: Puzzle Piece Activity. The puzzle piece is a symbol of ASD. It represents the complexity and mystery of the disorder. In this activity students will creatively decorate their own puzzle piece to best represent who they are. There is also a note home about the activity if you would rather have this as a homework assignment. When each piece is completed, a big class puzzle would make a beautiful display!

♥Pages 37- 38: ASD Discussion Cards/ Writing Prompts.

♥Pages 39-40: ASD Lined Writing Papers.

♥Pages 41- 43: Puzzle Piece Mini-Book. This is a blank puzzle piece template (with lines) to create a mini-book.

♥Pages 44- 45: Credit Page and Terms of Use.

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If you like this product, you'll LOVE these other activities:

Down Syndrome Awareness Activities

Write The Room (about our differences and similarities)


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