Teaching an Autistic kid to write

Quick little video to share how I am getting my son to write. It took forever to find something that worked for us. This might not work for you but now you have an idea to try. Adding a gross motor to every activity that we want him to do really helps him out. However it really tires out Mom.


My name is Adi, and I am the proud parent of Saar, a lively 17-year-old who happens to have autism. I have created a blog, 101Autism.com, with the aim to share our family's journey and offer guidance to those who may be going through similar experiences. Saar, much like any other teenager, has a passion for football, cycling, and music. He is also a budding pianist and enjoys painting. However, his world is somewhat distinct. Loud sounds can be overwhelming, sudden changes can be unsettling, and understanding emotions can be challenging. Nevertheless, Saar is constantly learning and growing, and his unwavering resilience is truly remarkable.

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21 Responses

  1. TheBennychin says:


  2. alexgoatcher says:

    @jpepling  Dad with autistic son – Just wanted to say thank you so very much for taking the time to create and share these videos.

  3. cooldude22032 says:

    u are acting patheticly gay and i think this is stupid i am totally against autistic children

  4. ebaymamaqueen says:

    awesome job!!!!!

  5. Grantofglyn says:

    @jpepling yeah because i have aspergers syndrome and i dont have trouble with numbers or words. but i ay just becase i have aspergers , doesent mean i cant have a different personallity to the other who do :), can you plaes tell me the difference between high functioning autism and aspergers syndrome pleas? thatnks.

  6. jpepling says:

    @jazzysoulful Thank you for your kind words. My son still has occupational therapy and we just keep plugging along. We use those pencil holder and try using a shorter pencil. we cut his pencils in half. We also go through how to hold the pencil before he writes each time. Writing without tears is a great program if you have not found it yet.

  7. jpepling says:

    @1999151 Autism has many different gradiants and each Autistic Child is different.

  8. thetvteacher says:

    Have you tried or heard of our video modeling program using visual demonstrations and rhythmic chants? It is absolutely amazing. Developed by an OT and the mother of a child with Autism. If your son likes TV, take a look at our demo and see if you think this program would work for him: thetvteacher. Keep up the good work, Mom!!!!

  9. conduirty says:

    Great job Mom! Sorry, that some people just don’t get it! Keep posting!

  10. Triamatia says:

    you’re a great mom! And your son is so sweet!^^

  11. IsThisTourettes says:

    Your a wonderful mother!!! and it looks like your getting your daily exercise!!!

  12. Gabriela22115 says:

    You are a great mum, that kid is incredibly lucky to have you. Illnesses such as autism are usually negatively perceived, and I may not autistic myself but I’m human. I give him my best of wishes

  13. Genie4sho says:

    You are a wonderful mother!!!

  14. crallow says:

    hey, that’s a good idea!!
    i’m gonna go out and get those white boards.

  15. jGracePro says:

    i understand.. i have tourette syndrome, and i know that’s not the same, but i do see what you mean.


    (my TS videos are on the account "teensWts"

  16. jpepling says:

    thanks, we have good days and bad days.

  17. jGracePro says:

    there’s a very big smile on my face right now, your patience is great, and technique! i hope you all are doing well 🙂


  18. kattoo13 says:

    aww you’re such a good mommy!

  19. jpepling says:

    he uses the mouse really well. I am still working on him learning the letters. I might have to come up with something for him to use the keyboard though.

  20. dinahkcm says:

    by the way – has he had a go at a keyboard? I know my own son has always found the strain of producing neat handwriting means he is much less articulate with a pen or pencil than he is at the computer…

  21. dinahkcm says:

    way to go!
    (Mom might need some TLC though…)

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