Presume Competence

Dr. John P. Hussman, the Executive Director of the Hussman Institute for Autism, and the parent of a young adult with autism, truly captured what it means to presume competence in our students. Please check out this guide to successful, evidence-based principles for supporting and engaging individuals with autism.


Presuming Competence

  • Presume Competence
  • Follow the Lead
  • Make Communication the Centerpiece
  • Offer Positive Behavior Support
  • Include and Adapt
  • Accommodate Sensory and Movement Differences
  • Build Relationships
  • Support Autonomy

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