Manners are Essential for Developing Social Skills for Those with Autism

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Dr. Temple Grandin asserts that manners are essential for developing social skills for those on the spectrum. Grandin shares her personal stories of her Mom teaching her manners while growing up.

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  1. As a school counselor, I taught manners (in a day when they are often misinterpreted as subservient) as the grease for the wheel of communication in a traditionally mannerly southern US city. In fact, in the last 15 years, our city was voted most mannerly by a national publication – I think Forbes?

    So, I taught students manners are the way we communicate respectfully. I told them some people did not have respect in their own homes and may not know how to communicate respectfully with others. As a person of character, it was our responsibility to model character for them. I did not accept one must be respected in order to behave respectfully – as this is a dead end – so many people treat others without common courtesy, much less respect. As always, Temple is right on the mark.