Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Autism, Parents and Teachers: Bridging the Communication Gap autism advocate blogger Laura Shumaker touches another critical issue.

I was talking to a group of teachers last week, something I do frequently, about my experience raising a child with autism. My favorite part of these talks is the Q and A. “You can ask me anything,” I say, “and I will answer to the best of my ability.”
I get a lot of juicy questions, but there is one that I am asked most frequently:
I could do a better job if I could communicate more with parents. How can I get them to talk to me?
I flash back to the year that I was that parent, and how his teacher bridged the communication gap.

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