VERNON, N.Y. -- Understanding social etiquette and how to act in certain situations can be difficult for anyone, especially those with autism. And for that reason, three different ARC groups in Central New York gathered for the fourth annual autism seminar.
Participants learned ways to give instruction and interact with an autistic child.
ARC officials say this topic is extremely important as one in 88 births result in a child with some sort of autism.
"So it's so prevalent, people are looking for the opportunity to figure out way to be able to use their skills to help others as we go forward," said Kevin Crosley, Herkimer ARC President and CEO.
"So just being aware that you may need to be a bit more literal or explain what you're saying or discuss the next step can make communication oh so much easier," said Brenda Smith Myles, consultant for the Ohio Center of Autism and Low Incidents.
The speaker for this year's seminar says by being more literal and explanatory, communication with someone with autism is much easier. But she says the one thing she hopes people take away is that individuals with autism have limitless potential.