Individualized Classroom Presentation
In middle school, all students generally want to blend. Yet we understand that students on the spectrum stand out and are at a much higher risk for bullying than their neurotypical peers. An interactive Individual Classroom Presentation provides greater opportunity for awareness, acceptance, and empathy than a General Assembly.
Themes of healthy social relationships and brain-based differences fit well with units in Language Arts, Science, Health, and Guidance courses for 6th-8th grade students. The positive discussion platform and common language provided may stir an adolescent with autism to share about his or her own differences.
Before the presentation, we speak with the teacher about the class’ needs and tailor the presentation accordingly. The hour-long presentation includes a screening Choosing to Be a Good Friend (2019).