I’m grateful for you gifted teachers and therapists who help autistic kids day in and day out.
A teacher can spend up to 40 hours a week with children and teenagers on the autism spectrum. Imagine the impact s/he can have!
To help you teachers and therapists, I’ve found some autism teaching resources for you.
You’ll want to check these out. I’m also open to any other resources, sites, or books you may have run across. I’ll add them to the list as I go along.
Cindy’s Autistic Support page
Although the layout’s a bit old, Cindy’s page has many resources.
I like the links for social skills, life skills, parent resources, and printable worksheets.
Teaching Students With Autism.
This is a pdf document by the British Columbia Department of Special Education.
Check out the 9 chapters covering the following topics:
What is Autism?
Characteristics Associated with Autism
Planning Support for Students with Autism
Managing Challenging Behavior
Teaching Students with Asperger’s Syndrome
Pulling It All Together: Developing an IEP
Teaching Tips for Children and Adults with Autism
Dr. Temple Grandin, autistic adult, wrote this extensive and practical article.
Dr. Grandin shares 28 teaching tips. Read and learn!
1001 Great Ideas for Teaching and Raising Children with Autism or Asperger’s, Revised and Expanded 2nd Edition, by Ellen Notbohm.
The Social Skills Picture Book Teaching play, emotion, and communication to children with autism, by Dr. Jed E. Baker.
Social Skills Training for Children and Adolescents with Asperger Syndrome and Social-Communications Problems, by Dr. Jed E. Baker.
Dr. Baker provides step-by-step skills to teach children with autism, aspergers, and non-verbal learning disorders.
This is just a starting point of building more exhaustive resource lists for teaching autistic kids.
You can also check out some of my favorite autism books as well.
Please feel free to share any best resources: Books, DVD’s, or Websites that can better support teachers who are helping individuals on the autism spectrum.
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1001 Great Ideas for Teaching and Raising Children with Autism or Asperger’s, Revised and Expanded 2nd Edition
Winner of a Silver medal in the Independent Publishers Book Awards and Learning Magazine‘s Teachers Choice Award, 1001 Great Ideas has been a treasured resource in the autism community since 2004. In this expanded second edition, Ellen Notbohm (best-selling author of the revolutionary book Ten Things Every Child with Autism Wishes You Knew) and Veronica Zysk (award-winning author and former editor of Autism Asperger’s Digest magazine) present parents and educators with over 1800 ideas try-it-now tips, eye-opening advice, and grassroots strategies. More than 600 fresh ideas join tried and true tactics from the original edition, offering modifications for older kids, honing in on Asperger’s challenges, and enhancing already-effective ways to help your child or student achieve success at home, in school, and in the community. This one-stop-shop of solutions, explanations, and strategies guides the reader to quickly find ideas that speak to the variety of developmental levels, learning styles, and abilities inherent in children with autism and Asperger’s.
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