A video about making friends, when autism is part of the picture.
Everyone needs friends! It may take some extra support for autistic children to develop the skills for making friends, and extra support and conversation for others to develop the skills to be a friend to someone who’s autistic. Here are some ideas to help:
- Be inclusive. It may be that someone wants to play, but doesn’t know how to ask. Find something everyone likes and use specific language (“Here are some blocks to stack with us.”).
- Keep trying. It may take a few tries. If your new friend needs some space, try again at another time.
- Patience helps. An autistic person may take a little longer to respond, or may need something repeated—and may have different ways of communicating.
Jump Up for Friendship
A printable coloring page celebrating Julia and Samuel’s friendship with new friend, Wes.
It’s fun to be creative, especially when everyone contributes!
Julia is Needed
When a problem arises, anyone can be part of the solution!
A World of Welcome
We can each do our part to help others feel welcomed and supported in our community.
Julia & the Super-Sunny Celebration
When a big (and fun!) job needs to be done, everyone can find ways to help that are unique to them.
Everyone Has a (P)Art to Play!
Creative projects, like a community mural, can bring people together!
Draw Me In
There’s a place for every child in a community!