A recent survey of parents with children on the autism spectrum found that close to half of all teenagers are bullied at school. (See our website news story here.)
Autism Speaks branded notebooks, pens, pads and locker magnets are available at participating Wal-Mart stores just in time for back to school! Find the closest participating Wal-Mart here (link to store listing). If you cannot find the Autism Speaks supplies, ask the department manager to locate them for you. Happy supply shopping!
Autism Speaks is pleased to announce the launch of the School Community Tool Kit 2.0.
Continental Accessory Corporation has launched a great new line of school supplies featuring the Autism Speaks puzzle piece logo, just in time for Back-to-School shopping. Kids can fill their baskets with pens, magnets, memo pads and notebooks, all included in the collection which is now available exclusively in more than 1700 Walmart stores throughout August. Six percent of all proceeds will be donated to Autism Speaks.
This questions comes from Getting Ready for School: Interview with Paula Kluth, Ph.D.
What can parents do to educate “other students” about autism (How to Be a Friend) to help with their child’s transition back to school?
The transition from summer back to school can be tough for everyone, especially families of individuals with autism. The daily routine established over the last 2 to 3 months is changing, and the time has come to go from camp back to the classroom.
To help ease the stress and smooth the transition for you and your family, we have provided an array of tips and resources for everyone involved in the process, including students, parents, teachers and peers.