Hidden Curriculum

Defined as “the rules everyone knows but nobody talks about” by Dr. Brenda Smith-Myles and colleagues, these unwritten or unspoken rules of society can be particularly challenging for individuals on the autism spectrum to perceive, decode, and transmit. Instruction, demonstration, videos from YouTube, and roleplaying shall be used to teach this vital part of interaction.


Additional Materials


Lesson Plan

Here is a lesson plan for "Hidden Curriculum", which can be very helpful for teachers.

Participant Journal

This is the participant journal for "Hidden Curriculum".


These are some examples of scenarios that may arise in the workplace, which pertain to "Hidden Curriculum".