Autism Demystification Programs
are evidence-based, social-emotional educational programs designed for children and youths (ages 3-18) as well as adults. The Autism Demystification Programs focus on changing perspective, while at the same time teaching prosocial communication strategies to enhance peer social interactions and to reduce bullying and feelings of isolation.
Unlike “awareness” activities that identify and label individuals with autism, singling them out and creating an “us and them” culture, the Friend 2 Friend Autism Demystification Programs NEVER single out or identify. Instead, the programs work to foster an understanding that we all have different kinds of minds and to teach prosocial communication strategies to peers, siblings, parents, and professionals.