Just like each person is unique, each person with autism is also unique. Help your girl to understand that those with autism might communicate in different ways. They have special gifts and talents just like each of the members of their troop. Remind them that kids with autism like birthdays, playing and having friends. Someone with autism might need extra compassion and more people to take the time be their friend. Reach out to your local Autism Society chapter to see if you can arrange for a guest speaker, video or literature to help your troop learn more. The Autism Awareness patch from MakingFriends®.com makes a great addition to any scout uniform and might even give your girls an opening to share what they’ve learned with others.