Interacting with Others

Interacting with peers may create particular challenges for a teenager with Autism Spectrum Disorder(ASD) entering and progressing through secondary school. Initially they may find it difficult to understand the changing world from the teenage perspective. This can become a challenge in a school due to the increased student population, changes of teachers for each subject, movement to other areas of the school for classes, recreation activities and for each subsequent year it will most likely change again. Typically teenagers will be able to: Read body language and the nonverbal cues that indicate he/she is welcome or not welcome to join…

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