Nothing but a Misunderstanding by Skylar

People with autism are misunderstood. They sometimes have trouble communicating and people don’t get what they are trying to say. Jason’s speech therapist treats him as if he is a baby because she doesn’t think he can understand what she’s saying to him. Also when Gracie’s brother has his tantrums, he starts screaming and crying and the people around him might not always know why because he can’t talk. People with autism are sometimes seen as weird or “not normal”. For example, again, when Gracie’s brother does throw tantrums, its usually because things did not happen in the exact order they were supposed to go. That is also what happened in the book Rules, to David when he wanted to go to the video store at exactly 5 o’clock. There are a couple ways that you can prevent autistic people from having these random out breaks. You could try make it that everything for them is always or as close to the same thing every day. Or you could make a way for them to communicate with you efficiently so you can always be clear on what they want and need. In conclusion, autistic people do unexpected things all the time, but sometimes you just have to find the little things that help you understand them and them understand you.


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