Staying Focused

There is evidence that nearly 30% of individuals with autism also show signs of ADHD: this rate that is three times higher than in the general population. Another 20% of individuals diagnosed with ASD have at least some of the symptoms. In adults with ASD the symptoms include:

  • Difficulty getting organized

  • Easily distracted

  • Poor listening skills

  • Restlessness and trouble relaxing

  • Lateness

  • Angry outbursts

  • Problems prioritizing

In this module, each trainee will complete an informal ADHD rating scale. Coping strategies to deal with specific challenges will be presented and discussed.


Additional Materials


Lesson Plan

This the Lesson Plan "Staying Focused".

Participant Journal

This is "Staying Focused" Participant Journal.


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