Learning can be tricky with kids who have autism, and visuals can help. In honor of Autism Awareness month, we wanted to come up with a wooden toy to help with visual learning. These blocks were inspired by all little learners getting to know their everyday surroundings. My World Blocks feature nine emotions, weather conditions, transportation, shapes, animals and everyday objects.
“Autism is not a disability, it’s a different ability.”
Here are some Autism Facts from the National Autism Association:
- Autism now affects 1 in 68 children
- Boys are four times more likely to have autism than girls
- About 40% of children with autism do not speak. About 25%–30% of children with autism have some words at 12 to 18 months of age and then lose them. Others might speak, but not until later in childhood