Autism and all the disorders that are on its wide spectrum may cause a lot of conundrum. If it is your child’s first day at school, it is probably going to be stressful for both you and him or her, and mostly: the teacher…
To reduce stress and minimalize the risk of potential incidents, it is a good idea to talk to the teacher before all of it starts. However, you will probably find yourself in such situations many times. You will need to describe your child’s behaviour and best ways to deal with it to many adults that are going to have to be responsible for your offspring. The question is: how do you do that though?
First of all, it’s a good idea to prepare the general list of your child’s problems, their possible causes and possible solutions. An example from this list may look like: “Alex doesn’t like to be bored, he starts shouting random things then and soon goes into meltdown mode; it would be nice to always make sure he has something to do, maybe exercises from extra curriculum.” This will give your teacher a general understanding of the issue and the preview of the best way to deal with it.
Obviously each autistic child is different from each other so it is difficult to pinpoint the general principles by which the teacher should act. However, don’t forget to remind him that your child is also, or maybe first of all, just a child, only with a little different view of the world in comparison to her or his peers. So first of all, ask teacher to be empathetic to all of his issues.