Participating With Others

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For learners with autism spectrum disorder, participating with others in a social setting can be stressful and overwhelming. A brainstorming activity prompts pupils to consider the expectations of a particular social occasion, including topics of conversation and ways to them to contribute.

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Instructional Ideas

  • Have an aide work one on one with students to plan an upcoming social activity
  • Use a book or short story with a specific setting to model social behavior
Classroom Considerations

  • Comes with a topic tree graphic organizer, but any brainstorming form would work for the activity
  • Be sure to acknowledge any specific stressors that may impede social skills for individual students
  • Handout notes that participation is often required; the level of requirement may depend on the abilities of each learner
Pros

  • Provides real-world suggestions for varying age groups
  • Comes with a reference page about the expectations of various social settings
Cons

  • None