Would want to play with puzzles instead of toys
In a promotional DVD for an autism play therapy program: “If the child you’re working with has high-functioning autism, or Asperger’s syndrome, you may want to set out games and puzzles instead of stuffed animals and toys.”
Doesn't Talk About Barbies
Sitting in a meeting about new autism legislation. Brought up that it might be a good idea to include some roles for self-advocates in implementing new and existing programs. One of the parents in the room complains, “Well, self-advocacy is only for the most high-functioning and they shouldn’t speak for real people with autism. For example, if my daughter was in this room all she would...
Can Attend Meetings
Me: I’m trying to start a group for autistic people to meet up. Academic coach: Oh, so it’s for people with Asperger’s Syndrome and high-functioning autism?