Start and End a Conversation

Having an autism spectrum disorder, an intellectual disability or ADHD might create challenges for you when you are trying to start and end a conversation. How To Start and End a Conversation is ready to download with text and visuals or a text only version to help you manage the processes involved with conversations.


1. Locate someone to speak with

<p>1. Locate someone to speak with</p>

2. Don’t stand too close

<p>2. Don’t stand too close</p>

3. Introduce yourself

<p>3. Introduce yourself</p>

4. Initiate topic or intent of conversation

<p>4. Initiate topic or intent of conversation</p>

5. Allow other person to speak, then speak again

<p>5. Allow other person to speak, then speak again</p>

6. Use an appropriate volume of voice for the situation

<p>6. Use an appropriate volume of voice for the situation</p>

7. Be aware of when it is appropriate to finish the conversation

<p>7. Be aware of when it is appropriate to finish the conversation</p>

8. Use an appropriate end comment

<p>8. Use an appropriate end comment</p>

9. Use either a verbal ‘goodbye’ or gesture ‘wave’

<p>9. Use either a verbal ‘goodbye’ or gesture ‘wave’</p>

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