Autism Tuned In is an online extension of our popular Kit for Kids program which is designed to teach elementary and middle school students about their peers with autism. The online e-learning space not only enhances the learning experience with color and movement, but is also more easily accessed and shared.
Children who are uninformed about autism are likely to misattribute idiosyncratic behaviors, such as not making eye contact, to an individual’s personality rather than their disorder. In classrooms, this lack of understanding can lead to harmful consequences like bullying and social isolation. Peer education resources that reframe the conversation about autism in a positive way help to promote inclusion and acceptance among students and their peers on the spectrum.