Autism Awareness



This lesson familiarizes teachers with characteristics, causes, and warning signs of autism and autism spectrum disorders (ASDs). This lesson also discusses treatment and therapy options, current legislation and research projects, and family issues that arise from raising a child with autism.


IDENTIFY characteristics of autism and other autism spectrum disorders (ASDs).

IDENTIFY causes and warning signs of autism.

RECALL methods for diagnosing autism.

IDENTIFY available types of autism treatment and therapy.

RECALL legislation enacted to protect the rights of children with autism.

RECALL research projects for autism awareness.

IDENTIFY issues related to living with a child with autism.

IDENTIFY safety hazards and tips to avoid potential dangers when caring for a child with autism.

IDENTIFY tips for planning for the future of a child with autism.