Every day, students with autism bring life experiences into the classroom that can make learning a challenge. Immersive online games can help these students navigate their unique social or emotional challenges and build self-confidence. These games can also help classmates understand the experiences of their peers with autism.
Game to Improve Social and Emotional Skills Adventures Aboard the S.S. GRIN, a nine-episode online game, is designed to teach social skills to children aged 7–12 who experience social behavioral problems and lack of motivation.
Game to Educate Children About Autism
College students in Carnegie Mellon University’s Entertainment Technology Center have developed a free30-minute video game called Prism to help elementary-aged students understand the experiences of their peers with autism.
The Autism Science Foundation provides information about autism to the general public and serves to increase awareness of autism spectrum disorders and the needs of individuals and families affected by autism. Visitors to the foundation’s website will find information on early signs of autism, quick facts about autism, science related to autism, and more.
Boston Children’s Museum has been creating curriculum, activities, and other resources for educators and parents for more than 100 years. These resources are rooted in decades of understanding how children learn most effectively and how adults can best support that learning.
The arts are universal. They
can serve as a bridge to help students understand key information and
demonstrate what they’ve learned, including students with special needs. However, it
takes extra planning, flexibility, and creativity to make the arts accessible
to students with disabilities.
Hear some inspiring thoughts on how to make art inclusive for all.
Opening on March 16, Keep the Change is a heartfelt romantic comedy about people living with autism. In the film, nonprofessional actors with the autism disorder portray characters with a range of autism conditions.