Read the movie description that appears below the movie player on the Autism Topic Page. Then use the following prompts to encourage class discussion before, during, and after watching the movie.


Before the Movie


What do you know about autism?

What questions do you have about autism?


During the Movie (Pause Points)


Stop at the following times in the movie and ask questions or prompt a discussion to keep students focused and to assess their understanding before moving on:


Timecode 1:06: Why might people with autism have trouble understanding figures of speech?   

Timecode 2:29: What kind of places might people with autism want to avoid? Why?

Timecode 2:38: How would set routines keep a person from too much sensory overload?

Timecode 3:05: Why does it help to understand that differences are actually normal?

Timecode 4:45: How was Dr. Grandin’s insight about livestock a universal connection?


After the Movie


What are some ways you could make socializing easier for a friend who has autism?

What is something new you learned about autism?



*BrainPOP’s Discussion Questions and Prompts align to CCSS Speaking and Listening Standards.