My students spend a lot of time each school year with the class for students with Autism. Over the years there have also been students in my class and grade level with ASD. It is so important that kids understand Autism and are able to have open conversations about what it is, and how to be a friend to somebody with Autism. Students should understand that our differences are what make us special, and that the world is a better place because of our differences!
This PowerPoint will walk you through explaining Autism to your class in a way that they can understand. At the end there is a link to additional resources through Sesame Street (they have amazing videos!!!)
I use this PowerPoint with my fourth grade class but it can certainly be used on different grade levels.
Please let me know if you have any questions about this download!