How to explain Autism to Children

“Trying to explain autism spectrum disorders to anyone – children or adults – is tricky because it’s complicated,” says Dr. Sandy Burkhardt, a child psychologist with Indy-based Children’s Resource Group. “I say, if we can’t make it simple, let’s at least try to make it clear.”

That, experts say, means using age-appropriate language, not shaming children for asking questions and focusing on the importance of manners. Read more