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Mental health disorders are not going away, so we must put some effort to help our children and ourselves cope better. We can’t depend on medication to solve all our issues, and Free Autism Communication Cards is dedicated to children suffering from autism. Why this is important to Gizmo, I have a son who lives a nightmare every day trying to fit into our society despite how people treat him.
Autism Communication Cards
Anyone who has been following my self-help guides knows Pinterest boards and pins are in every article, I really feel this is one of our best freebies. Today is no different, Bizzy Kidz has provided us cards for children with autism.
- 17 flashcards
- Actions and requests
- Popular among parents with children with autism
- Potty training
- Feeling hot or cold
- Outside time
More than 2.6 M followers surely impress you, If you decide to visit Bizzy Kidz there are similar boards and pins you will have access to as well. Follow me on Pinterest if this interests you, I pin every article published on all three of my websites for your convenience.
Schedule Picture Symbols
Teachers Pay Teachers provides images to assist parents in creating a schedule for children with autism, even though these are focusing more on younger kids. You could use them for any age, now we are going to learn more about them.
- Take a Break
Even though these are geared for education schedules for schools, you could use these effectively at home for homeschooling as well. Of course, these are just examples that are recommended. Parents could customize these to fit any type of schedule with appropriate images, what comes to mind is your child’s daily routine such as grooming which children with autism have very little interest in.
Free Communication Boards
Gizmo loves to find freebies for you, and here are some communication boards pre-made for anyone interested. With such a variety, you are sure to find some that work for what you are searching for, now let us see what is waiting for you.
- Project Core
- Free Core Board
- Language Lab
- Tech Owl
Language Lab is the one that I thought was the coolest one out of the list, now that is just my opinion and might not be your choice. Check around you might find even more than what I have during my search, but giving you some to get you started is my priority.
Free AAC Apps
I don’t need to tell you how popular apps are in our world today, and even though I am not into technology many of you are. Possibly I am just old fashion, anyway, this felt to be something you would love for me to share.
- Voice Symbol
- Sounding Board
- Scene and Heard Lite
- Talk to Me 100
- FCS 100
- Core Words
- Sono Flex Lite
- Free Speech
- Choice Creator
- Grid Player
Freebies are always awesome free resources to share with you, and that is what this website is all about helping people just like you get access to them. That is what I research when writing my guides, are you ready to see what is coming up next.
Communication boards are extremely helpful for parents with a child with autism, but they are not the only ones that will benefit from them. I really feel this information is important to include, and if you happen to know any family that could benefit please share this guide with them.
- Autism Spectrum Disorder
- Speech Apraxia
- Stroke Victims
- Dementia Patients
- Traumatic Brain Injuries
- Hearing Disabilities
- Learning Disabilities
- Intellectual Disabilities
- Lou Gehrig’s Disease
Do you happen to know a family with a member experiencing any of these, and if so these boards could be the solution to any communication problems they might be facing. By sharing the free apps in this guide they have nothing to lose, you would be doing such a nice gesture by providing them with this information.
Autism Online Support Groups
Being a parent of a son with autism, I realize more than you might imagine how important support can be. When my son was a little boy these were not available, now that they are I want you to be aware of them.
- Aspergers Experts
- Aspergers Support Network
- Aspergers Women’s Association
- Aspergers Awareness Community
- Autism and Special Needs Resources
- Autism Awareness
- Autism Daddy
- The Autism Society of America
- Dogs for Autism
- Girls and Autism
- National Autism Association
No matter your situation there is a group more likely for you, support is extremely important to remain sane from the stress of raising a child with this mental health disorder. Gaining tips and tricks from other members is worth joining one or two of them, I do suggest you limit yourself to how many you become a member so as not to overwhelm yourself.
Now we have you with some groups for support, and that makes me feel very pleased to include them for you. We now will look at some tweeters where you can get information and more resources, many people just don’t know where to turn for help from the stress they are experiencing that overwhelms them.
- Autism Today Karen Simmons
- Autism Speaks
- National Autism Society
- MyAutism Team
- Autism Classroom
- Autism Parenting Magazine
- American Autism Association
- Autism Bulletin
I did a search on Twitter to find these, and if you have an account this is another good place for support and information. Remember social media is more than for fun and games, there are so many worthy tweeters available if you only do some research.
Videos provide you with visual education, and we are going to look at some that focus on autism communication strategies. If you remember more by watching than reading, you are not alone. Whenever you are in the mood, take a look at the ones below.
- Real-Life Tips for Kids With Autism
- Helping Children on the Autism Spectrum Communicate Better
- Autism Spectrum Disorder Learning and Communicating
- Autism Communication Strategies Know the Basics Dr. Himani Narula
- Practicial Communication Strategies
- Visual Support Strategy
- How You Communicate with Autistic People
- What to Say Next
- Autism Communication Tips
- Supporting People with Autism Spectrum Disorder
- Autism and Communication
- A Life-Changing Therapy for Children with Autism
A very nice variety of videos for you to watch and learn from, and there are plenty more on YouTube waiting for you. When you are researching any topic, remember to include this website. It is more than just for entertainment, I have found many experts with videos you can watch here to learn.
Next, Gizmo has some recommended articles that might interest you to read. Providing you with as many information resources in every guide is the priority of this website. Since I am no expert, how I see the best way to help you is to point you to those that can help you better than me.
- Supporting an Autistic Person During Autism Awareness Month
- How to Accept Your Autism
- Autism Treatment Tips
- Understanding Autism
- Signs of Autism in a Child
- How to Recognize the Signs of Autism
- Preparing for an Autism Assessment
- Writing About Autism
- Do You Have Autism
- How to Explain Autism to People
- Autism Signs in Teenagers
- Is It ADD or Autism
- Ready to Begin Learning More About Autism?
Some really awesome articles are available for parents to read and learn from, this resource is highly ranked by the search engines such as Google. To be ranked high you must be providing high-quality information, and people really do trust WikiHow.
Autism Common Questions
Every parent or family will not have the same questions, but there are many that are asked over and over again. I have listed some of what people are asking online, so can you relate to any of these yourself.
- What is Autism
- How Would You Summarize Autism
- What Are the Most Common Characteristics of Autism
- How Does a Person with Autism Feel
- Is Autism a Part of Evolution
- Why Do I Obsess Over a Hobby and Think Constantly About It
- How Does Autism Affect You Socially
- Would You Date Someone on the Autism Spectrum
- Is High Functioning Autism Considered Autism
We really have found people are asking some very good questions, I am sure you can tell some of these are from people with autism. Others are from parents and family members with an autistic child, now you can realize everyone in the family is affected by this disorder in one way or another.
Autism Spectrum Disorder Resources
The more you know the better you can communicate with someone with this disorder, today there is at least one member of most families with some sort of mental health disorder. We are experiencing as many, maybe more emotional health problems as physical health in our society today, what we need to do is gain as much knowledge as we possibly can.
- Autism Speaks
- Autism Society
- Autism Science Foundation
- Interagency Autism Coordinating Committee
- A Parents Guide to Evidence-Based Practice and Autism
- Autism Society of America
- Autism NOW
- Autism Wandering Awareness Alerts Response Education
- Department of Education
- Dissemination Network
- Life Journey Through Autism Series Organization for Autism Research
- National Mental Health Information Center
- Operation Autism for Military Families
- Children’s Health Insurance Program
- Sound Advice on Autism
- Autism Cares
- Assistive Devices Medline Plus
- Parent to Parent USA
- Federation for Children with Special Needs
- Family Voices
- Council for Exceptional Children
- Disabled Sports USA
- Best Buddies
- Friendship Circle
Are you super surprised how many free resources Gizmo found, and this is extremely important information for parents with children with autism? Feel free to sign up for my auto-notifications so as not to miss future guides, this is not a marketing scheme to get your email address. All that will come in your mail will be notifications of my newly published publication, and this is a convenience for you, not a ploy to push any type of merchandise in your email.