AUTISM IS: The Interactive Classroom Experience
(An evidence-based curriculum for General Education K-12)
Why This Matters
…we welcome you to explore and enjoy our materials: a documentary film, three short films, public service announcement, accompany lesson plans and overall ideas for supporting, loving and building life-long understanding and friendships for individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD). Through Terrence Patridge, the star of the documentary Bass Clef Bliss: Terrence’s Path, we learn about the diagnosis of Autism, and the gifts that come along with the introduction of amazing teachers, peers, and music.
Although the awareness of Autism as a disability is increasing, there is still a great need in our schools and communities to support the students with ASD who struggle to make friendships with understanding peers. Our curriculum, Autism Is: The Interactive Classroom Experience, may be used in whole or in part to advance the understanding, the need for direct instruction and support, and develop meaningful friendships through peer awareness and training. The power behind this is the magic in Terrence and many kids with ASD. These unique individuals may communicate in different ways, but nonetheless bring smiles and warmth whenever you are near them.