Helpful ways to support people with ASD

link to what is ASD?

link to Challenges posed by ASD

  • Remove distractions - emphasise what is relevant
  • Keep language clear, simple and delivered in a calm manner
  • Use visual guides – do not rely on the person's memory
  • Find person's area of interest
  • Avoid open-ended tasks or imaginative activities requiring abstract thought or concepts
  • Build routines/rituals/ special interests into learning
  • Use short tasks with frequent breaks
  • Re-teach skills in each new setting
  • Keep rules/approach consistent
  • Use positive instructions