April is National Autism Awareness Month
*This is a sponsored post, written by me, for SimplyFun.*
Did you know that more than 3.5 million Americans live with an autism spectrum disorder? And the numbers seem to be increasing. Very few people have not had some kind of contact with someone who has autism. It may be a sibling, child, or the child of a friend. A family touched by autism has a unique set of challenges.
SimplyFun is a company that makes games that are designed to be both fun and educational and they believe that all children should have the opportunity to benefit from game play. That’s why SimplyFun has had their games analyzed by an independent team of advisers to identify games that will benefit children and teens on the autism spectrum.
The SimplyFun approach builds on some of the common challenges and strengths of children on the spectrum, as well as offers adaptations to the games as needed. For help in finding which SimplyFun game is best for your child, you can use the advanced search function.
Some of the strengths and interests include:
Is good at matching visual items
Likes to put things in order or a sequence
Is very concrete and literal
Common challenges that are accommodated are:
Difficulty understanding complex verbal directions
Short attention span for non-preferred activities
Needing sameness or consistent routines
SimplyFun games is committed to helping all children reach their potential, share their accomplishments, and connect with family and friends.
Step inside the SimplyFun world and discover the fun of learning through play!
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