Practical Strategies to Support Young Children with Autism Spectrum Disorder

Johanna Higgins, Ph.D.

The presenter of this session will discuss practical strategies that professionals can use to support children with autism in early childhood settings (e.g., childcare, home, classroom). Attendees will be asked to identify situations, with children they support, where strategies may be helpful. At the end of the session, the presenter will share several resources for individuals interested in learning more about autism in early childhood.

Intended Audience

Childcare providers, teachers, foster care workers, and other early childhood professionals.

Learning Objectives
  • Describe 10 practical strategies for supporting young children with autism.
  • Identify how the strategies discussed apply to their experiences with young children with autism.
  • Identify several additional resources to support professionals engaging with young children with autism.