Story ideas suggested by Autism Canada

Autism Canada has graciously provided us with story ideas that we could illustrate in this book series.

Here are some of the suggestions:

  • Getting dressed – issues d/t feeling, texture, colour
  • Need for routine – schedules, furniture, books/toys, and these routine needs can change
  • Eating – texture, smell
  • Scripting – using lines from tv/dvd to express themselves
  • Sounds – loud, certain pitches,
  • Sounds – they may make weird sounds when they stim
  • Bullying – prevention
  • Eye contact
  • Physical contact – either too much or too little
  • Laughter – may be uncontrolled and not designed to be malicious – not laughing at another kid
  • Safety gear – some need to wear helmets. Maybe design your own or treat it like a cast
  • Service dogs – not being rude, but they are working and can’t be shared with others
  • EA/TA – extra help in classroom and may need to leave the class to do special programming
  • Friends – joining techniques
  • Communication tools – pecs or ipad (special technology not allowed by other kids)
  • Eating – special restrictions
  • Violent behaviour
  • Derogative terms – “retarded”, “autistic”
  • Peer support – social game initiatives
  • IQ – like a puzzle – may excel in some areas but be very behind in others
  • Feeling sick – have digestive issues that can alter the way they feel

If you have more ideas for us, please contact us and let us know. We would love to hear from you.