Disclosing Autism at School – Presentation Script

When my son and I disclosed his Asperger Syndrome (high-functioning autism) to his classmates in the 5th grade, we read from a script I wrote for the presentation to the class. See the post on what we did to disclose my son’s diagnosis to his classmates here.

I’m posting the pdf of the script here. I adapted it to be more general for others to use. It also reflects some changes to the DSM-5 when Aspergers was replaced by the general term “Autism Spectrum Disorder”. If you use this tool to help talk to your son or daughter’s class about Asperger Syndrome, add your child’s name and make it more specific to him or her (the things they are good at, and the things that are hard for them.)

I’m happy to provide an editable doc if you request it. Thanks! Paula

The books we used were

  • All Cats Have Asperger Syndrome, Kathy Hoopman
  • Can I Tell You about Asperger Syndrome?, Jude Welton
  • My Autism Heroes, Jennifer Elder

The video we used was

Intricate Minds II: Understanding Elementary School Classmates with Asperger Syndrome, Dan Coulter, coultervideo.com

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