Autism Teacher Resources

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Teaching and Learning About Autism

For Teachers Pre-K - 12th
The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reports that approximately "1 in 88 American children are on the autism spectrum." The teacher guides and other professional development materials in this collection offer information...
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Tools to Support the Unique Needs of Learners with Autism

For Teachers Pre-K - 12th Standards
Tools Tools Tools! Here is a collection of printables, templates, graphic organizers, and other classroom tools that support the unique needs of children with autism. From handwriting to hand washing and speaking out to listening, these...
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Teaching Children with Autism—Content Area Resources

For Teachers K - 12th
Browse a collection designed to meet the needs of scholars with autism in kindergarten through 12th grade. Here, you'll find a variety of resources—lesson plans, printables, activities, worksheets, and an app—spanning a range of content...
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Bringing Attention to Autism Awareness Month

For Teachers 2nd - 5th
A short description of Autism Awareness Month and a few fun activities to engage your autistic learners.
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Autism Speaks School Community Toolkit

For Teachers Pre-K - 12th
Guide members of the educational community in understanding and supporting autistic learners. A kit from Autism Speaks includes an array of tools designed for parents, teachers, and community members. 
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Puzzle Piece Project and Autism Awareness Month

For Students K - 12th Standards
Looking for ways to include your class members in Autism Awareness Month? Use a packet that provides several opportunities to include the student body in an important campaign. 
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Autism iHelp – Language Concepts

For Students Pre-K - 3rd
A parent of a child with autism, and a speech-language pathologist together developed this language-intervention app to be used with students with severe to moderate autism. 
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Supporting Learning in the Student with Autism

For Teachers K - 12th
Learners with autism face many challenges. Help them to meet these challenges with a packet loaded with practical suggestions, activities, and materials.
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Understanding Motor Planning Deficits in Young Children with Autism Spectrum Disorder

For Teachers Pre-K - 12th
Packet with possibilities, a helpful presentation is designed to provide information about motor planning deficits in learners with autism spectrum disorder. The presentation also models activities that improve planning and develop motor...
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Fun Activity for Young Children with Autism

For Teachers 1st - 3rd
Stimulate the senses with this fun activity for young children with Autism. The class makes sensory bottles to use during breaks, down time, or sensory time. They fill the bottles with water, beads, string, glitter, and food coloring,...
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Lessons for Young Children with Autism

For Teachers K
Here are a variety of lessons geared for young children with Autism. There are 12 short activities intended to build attention, imitation, communication, independent living, social, motor, and literacy skills. Each skill is geared toward...
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Tips for working with participants with Autism

For Teachers K - 12th
Everyday life can be overwhelming for a student with autism spectrum disorder. An informative presentation guides teachers through definitions of common attributes associated with autism, as well as ways to meet sensory needs to...
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Improving Sleep for Children with Autism

For Teachers K - 12th
Sometimes learners with autism have trouble getting into routines and schedules, especially when it comes to sleep. Quickly refer to a guide that provides tips, checklists, sample schedules, and visuals to help your child become a better...
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Music Lesson Plan for Teaching Children with (Severe) Autism

For Teachers Pre-K - 12th
Here's a packet of music activities designed specifically for children with autism. Kids learn greeting, echo, and repertory songs, as well as rhythmic patterns to play rhythm instruments.
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Autism Awareness

For Teachers Pre-K - 12th
Planning activities for Autism Awareness Month? Check out the ideas in a packet designed to raise awareness of autism. Suggestions include plans for an assembly to launch a school-wide focus, lesson plans for classroom activities, and...
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Top 8 Exercises for Autism Fitness

For Teachers Pre-K - 12th
Create an inclusive physical education program with help from eight exercises designed to met of the needs of children with autism. Activities include ball work, hurdles, bear crawls, resistance bands, star jumps, and the Scramble. 
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Autism Awareness

For Teachers K - 2nd
Have your class inquire about learning disabilities by identifying their own capabilities. They discuss their interests and hobbies and identify that not everyone has the same skill set now or anytime in the future. They listen as the...
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Social Skills For Autism

For Teachers Pre-K - 6th
Designed for pupils with special needs, such as autism, this lesson calls for learners to  practice saying hello to others. The teacher begins by modeling the behavior she expects and practicing with each pupil before pairing learners...
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Autism

For Teachers K - 12th
Students with autism increase their knowledge about autism, communication, life skills, and goal setting. They read selections from authors who have written about their experiences with autism.
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The Little Engine that Could Mini Unit Plan

For Teachers Pre-K - K
The best part about teaching little ones is setting up fun, thematic learning stations. Here is a full day of activities that all relate to the story, The Little Engine that Could. Included are six different activities that cover art,...
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What to Expect on Valentines Day: A Social Story

For Students 1st - 6th
Valentine's Day is fun and exciting for most members of your class, but for learners on the autism spectrum, it can be disorienting. A social story demonstrates what one can expect on Valentine's Day. It explains what happens on...
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Autism and Autism Spectrum Disorders: Disorders Extending Beyond the "Norm"

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Learners develop an understanding of autism by engaging in an inquiry-based discussion. Pupils are exposed to the vast array of defining characteristics of autism spectrum disorders. They create posters about the developmental...
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Feelings PowerPoint

For Teachers Pre-K - 4th
Have your students practice their best happy face while presenting this PowerPoint about feelings. Large font, accompanied by drawings and photos of different emotions, including: happy, sad, angry, surprised, afraid, and worried are...
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Autism iHelp – WH Questions

For Students Pre-K - 6th
Who, what, when, where, and why questions are often the questions that teachers use to foster engagement, verbal communication skills, higher-order thinking, and hopefully, a deeper understanding of the world. This tool is geared toward...

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