5 ways to support autism 2012.
1: Autism Sterling Silver Swarovski Ribbon Charm:
Autism Sterling Silver Swarovski Ribbon Charm (Fundraiser 25 Pack)
is spectacular with its multi-colored crystals. Wear it and show your support for Autism awareness. Made in the USA. Material: .925 Sterling Silver,Swarovski Crystals,Width: 1/4″ or 6mm, Height: 1/2″ or 13mmGram Weight: 1.1. Includes a jump ring to attach the charm to your bracelet (not pictured). Order now! Autism Sterling Silver Swarovski Ribbon Charm (Fundraiser 25 Pack)
- Bracelets fit around the wrist for easy access.
- Symbols represent needs, schedules, choices, and more.
- Bracelets are for all ages and allow hands-free use, unlike picture cards.
- Easier use for people with fine motor needs.
- Bacelets resemble others used by non-disabled kids and adults.
- Some users will need to be taught the meaning of symbols.
- Some may need prompting to use the Visual Communication Bracelet – Child Size
- as they learn.
- These assistive communication bracelets are latex and lead free, washable, and durable.
- Assistive communication bracelets are available for adults and children and with small or larger symbols.
- Bracelets for feelings, needs, schedules, camp, dietary restrictions, and more are available.
You can order them here! Visual Communication Bracelet – Child Size
4: Autism service dogs:
Autism service dogs are trained to help the handler process sensory information. Many autism service dogs are trained in work/obstacle avoidance (similar to a guide dog) to help the handler with visual stimuli. Dog breeds recommended for those on the autism spectrum include: newfoundland, bloodhound, border collie, yellow lab, golden retriever, or other breeds of high intelligence.
As with hearing assistance dogs for the deaf, the dogs may also be trained to alert their handler to important noises or other things requiring human intervention, such as smoke or a smoke alarm, a crying baby, a telephone ringing, or a knock at the door. For a person with autism, it may not be immediately obvious which of the many external stimuli is the urgent one requiring their immediate attention. A person with autism may have to sort through both major and minor stimuli—the sound of crickets, the smell of the fabric softener on their clothes, a car driving past outside—in order to determine which of these, if any, needs their attention. They may understand that a smoke alarm is urgent and requires them to exit the building, but it might take more time.
Here a do not pet button.DO NOT PET AUTISM SERVICE DOG Medical Alert 1 inch Mini Pinback Button Badge
A great T-shirt with the text: I Work with Individuals with Autism. What’s Your Superpower?
If you have more great ideas just let me know!
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