Most children have this inate sense of danger that keeps them relatively safe. Our children with autism lack any sense of danger which inherently puts them in more danger than the average child. As with most skills , you have to approach it from a developmental standpoint . What you can not do is to neglect teaching this skill regardless of the age of the person with autism. I Read more
LOVE Temple Grandin and THIS QUOTE The focus should be teaching people with autism to adapt to the social world around them while still retaining the essence of who they are including their autism. #autismawareness #templegrandin
I would truly love it if people understood this fact. No matter how much you discipline the child, they will go back and do it again. It takes time, patience, and gentle reminders to work towards fixing the negative attributes. In our case, it has been medicine, a wonderful school, and a lot of creative thinking.