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Serving Scouts with Autism

We just welcomed an autistic boy to our troop whose name is Sam.  Having no real direct experience with this disorder and nervous about a new challenge, I began searching for tips on how to serve scouts with autism.  Here’s a list of things to consider from AutismEmpowerment.org…which feels a lot like what you would do with every new scout: 1. Get to know the Scout and his or her family! 2. When you meet one scout with Autism, you’ve met ONE scout with Autism. 3. Find out what, if anything may cause a meltdown/shutdown. 4. Find out what works … Continue reading

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