People with autism process information differently, so information needs to be conveyed in a way they can understand. Knowing the characteristics of people with autism and how to accommodate them will help to decrease problematic behavior. This discussion covers how to recognize autistic behaviors, how to de-escalate or preempt a meltdown, and how to communicate more effectively.
- Define autism spectrum disorder
- Summarize the five keys to de-escalation of problem behavior
- Identify at least two coping strategies to offer someone on the autism spectrum in a crisis
Michelle Grimes MBA; MS, Director of Training, Autism FYI Organization