LennyLifts Lesson: Hollywood Depictions

Hollywood has painted an unrealistic and rather unfair depiction of those with Autism. It is estimated that there are less than 100 savants with extraordinary skills currently living. Those with Autism have a huge range of skills, just like everyone else in the...

LennyLifts Lesson: Eye Contact

Understanding the body language of your face makes it difficult to understand what you are trying to say. Please share your thoughts on this and all LennyLifts posts. #lennyliftslesson FYI: If you met one person with Autism, you’ve met one person with Autism...

LennyLifts Lesson: Age Appropriate

Age Appropriate:  what is age appropriate and who gets to decide?As a teacher I am put in the position of making that decision, however that is a decision thay should not be taken lightly. Why is it not age appropriate and what “should” be done to...

LennyLifts Lesson: Time versus Task Completion

We are ruled by time, and time rules us. Having students work on a task completion schedule versus a clock dominant schedule.As students progress clocks and set times will be introduced to their schedule. It’s a process and there is a method and reason for...

LennyLifts Lesson: Direct Language

Lack of clear and concise language can make communication more difficult for those with Autism. Being literal in the interpretation of language is challenging enough, add idioms and it becomes almost impossible.  Be thoughtful and precise with your words so...