Do not assume that your child’s teacher understands what autism is and how it uniquely impacts your child. The first and best source of information your child’s teacher will have about your child is you. A vital first step in creating a strong relationship with the teacher is by reaching out to discuss your child and how autism affects their everyday life. It simply starts there. The only way to maintain and build that bond is through communication, teamwork and trust.
By providing teachers with information on your child’s abilities and autism, and working with them to make the best use of resources like OAR’s Educator’s Guides, you can make their job just a little easier, and they will love you for it. Consistent and frequent communication between you, your child’s teacher and the school will help ensure that the classroom and the schoolhouse become comfortable and productive places where your child will learn and grow.Educator's Guides