Autistic Kids Can’t Play With Others: Busting Myths and Mysteries About Play and ASD
Autistic Kids Can't Play With Others: Busting Myths and Mysteries About Play and ASD.  

Autistic Kids Can’t Play With Others: Busting Myths and Mysteries About Play and ASD

Date and Time:

April 10, 2024 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm

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About The Event

Throughout this webinar, we will delve into the common misconceptions that suggest autistic children prefer to play alone or are incapable of participating in group play. By examining the spectrum of play behaviors and preferences among autistic children, we aim to highlight the diversity and richness of their play, challenging the notion of a ‘right’ way to play.

Key Highlights Include:

  • Debunking Myths: Uncover the truth behind common misconceptions about autistic play, and understand the unique ways in which autistic children experience and engage in play.
  • Designing Neuroaffirming Play Environments: Learn how to create play settings that affirm neurodiversity, support sensory needs, and promote social inclusion, enabling all children to thrive.
  • Avoiding Neurotypical Pitfalls: Explore strategies to recognize and avoid imposing neurotypical standards and expectations on neurodiverse play, embracing a broader perspective of what play can be.
  • Practical Tools and Strategies: Equip yourself with practical tools and strategies to support autistic children in engaging in meaningful play experiences, both independently and with peers.
  • Encouraging Neurodiverse Play: Discover ways to encourage and facilitate play that respects individual differences, promotes social skills, and enhances learning and development through joy and creativity.

This webinar is designed not only to challenge and change perceptions but also to provide you with the knowledge and skills needed to support and celebrate the play of autistic children in your educational setting. Whether you’re a seasoned educator or new to working with neurodiverse populations, this session will offer valuable insights into creating a more inclusive and supportive environment for all children to explore, learn, and grow through play.

Suitable for teachers, special educators, and anyone involved in the care and education of children aged 3 – 12 years, this webinar promises to be an engaging and enlightening journey into the world of play and autism. Join us in busting the myths and uncovering the mysteries of autistic play, paving the way for a more understanding and inclusive approach to play pedagogy.

Event Location:

Leaders in the education sector for play pedagogy