Autism & Disability Awareness

Internet Hunt


  1.  First, go to this website to find out truth & lies about disabilities.


(No answer required)




 2.  Autism is a kind of _______________ disorder.






3.  Can you “catch” autism from somebody?  _______________






4.  People with autism usually develop symptoms around what age?  ___________________


(18 to 36 months)




5.  Is there a cure for autism?  _______________






6.  Spoken language can be hard to learn for kids with autism. Most understand words better by seeing them, so therapists teach them how to communicate by  ____________________


(pointing or using pictures or sign language)




7.  Name one difference infants with autism have in communication.  ____________________


ANY OF THE FOLLOWING: Avoid eye contact, Seem deaf, Start developing language, then abruptly stop talking altogether.




8.  Name one difference in social relationships infants with autism might have.  ________________________________________


ANY OF THE FOLLOWING:  Act as if unaware of the coming and going of others, Physically attack and injure others without provocation, Act as if in a shell.



9.  ABOARD is a group in Pittsburgh who provide information about autism.  What do the letters in the word ABOARD stand for?  _______________________________________


Advisory Board On Autism and Related Disorders




10.  Who is Temple Grandin?


(A woman with high functioning autism)




11.  Choose a page from the autism coloring book.  Print it.


(No answer required)



12.  Read a short story about a boy with autism.


(No answer required)



13.  This page has pictures that help autistic kids communicate.  Choose a picture you can use at recess.  Print it.


(No answer required)




14.  Autistic people have a difficult time recognizing how other people are feeling according to their facial expressions.  Play “The Feelings Game” online to see one way facial expressions are taught to children with autism.


(No answer required)



15.  Social stories help people with autism cope with certain situations.  Click this link then print a social story.





16.  Choose a picture recipe for someone with autism.  Print it.





17-20.  Find 4 traits people with autism might have.  1.  ____________________,

2.  ____________________  3.  ____________________  4.  ____________________


Answers may include:  Difficulty in mixing with other children, Inappropriate laughing and giggling, Little or no eye contact, Apparent insensitivity to pain, Prefers to be alone; aloof manner, Spins objects, Inappropriate attachment to objects, Tantrums, Difficulty in expressing needs, May not want cuddling, Echolalia (repeating words or phrases in place of normal language), Sustained odd play, Insistence on sameness; resists changes in routine, No real fear of dangers.