Learning Disability Today
Supporting professionals working in learning disability and autism services

Top Tips – Making Friends

Making friends and learning social rules can be difficult for people with autism or learning disabilities, but as these tips show, there are simple and fun ways to help them to do it: Follow their interests My son has had a lifelong interest in art museums, so we often bring along a friend, which proves very popular. Another fascination is carnivorous plants, so I brought a group of his peers to the botanical garden to see the Venus fly traps and pitcher plants. Learning to ask questions I coached my daughter in how to ask questions and make conversation by


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