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Inclusive Education

Autism and Physical Spaces

Autism & Transitions

Inclusion Toolkit: Top Ten Products to Accommodate Students with Autism in the Classroom

The beginning of a new school year can be a difficult time for some children with autism. Shifting from the comfort of home to an environment packed with loud voices, stiff chairs, slamming doors, and a new structure can trigger anything from distraction and discomfort to full meltdowns.

Updated on 8/19/18 3:56 PM

Updated by Emma Shanahan on 8/19/18 3:56 PM

About Autism

Inclusive Education

Early Childhood Education

Does My Student Have Autism? A Guide for Teachers

It’s a couple months into the school year. The kids in your class know where to put unsharpened pencils, how to ask to go to the bathroom, and what to expect day to day. You have a strong sense of each child’s personality, strengths, and weaknesses. And you’ve noticed which students are not flourishing in the typical classroom structure and need specialized attention. But what do you do if you suspect your student has autism, and they don’t have an IEP?

Updated on 7/22/18 9:26 PM

Updated by Emma Shanahan on 7/22/18 9:26 PM

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Early Childhood Education

Autism and Physical Spaces

Autism & Emotions

Health & Nutrition

Positive Pedagogy: How to Bring Positive Psychology into Special Education and Inclusive Classrooms for Students with Autism

How can you help your students discover stillness? joy? authenticity?  Positive psychology is the science of well-being, which applied, can bring more positivity and happiness into your classroom. Try investing in these easy “rituals,” or habits, to transform your classroom into an oasis where your students can learn to flourish, no matter their challenges. 

Updated on 5/10/18 11:42 AM

Updated by Arianna Riccio on 5/10/18 11:42 AM

Inclusive Education

Early Childhood Education

How to Bring Positive Psychology into Special Education and Inclusive Classrooms for Students with Autism

How can you help your students discover stillness? joy? authenticity?  Positive psychology is the science of well-being, which applied, can bring more positivity and happiness into your classroom. Try investing in these easy “rituals,” or habits, to transform your classroom into an oasis where your students can learn to flourish, no matter their challenges.

Updated on 3/17/18 9:00 AM

Updated by Arianna Riccio on 3/17/18 9:00 AM

Early Childhood Education

Inclusive Education

10 Tips for Teaching Young Children with Autism Spectrum Disorder

Top Tips to Help You Get Started

All children have unique learning needs, but children with Autism Spectrum Disorder or ASD require a little extra guidance and support. Whether you’re a parent or teacher, it’s essential to understand what a child with autism needs and how you can help them learn better.

Updated on 8/30/17 11:03 PM

Updated by Dana Jandhyala on 8/30/17 11:03 PM

Advice for Parents and Caregivers

Inclusive Education

School Support for Students with Autism Spectrum Disorder: A Guide for Parents

This article was originally published on the Speech@NYU blog. Speech@NYU is the online masters program in speech-language pathology from NYU Steinhardt.

1 in 68 children have Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD), which is roughly 1 percent to 2 percent of students in the United States, according to a recent CDC report. Schools, in increasing numbers, are recruiting professionals to serve the academic, social, and emotional needs of students with autism.

Updated on 4/4/17 1:16 AM

Updated by Michelle Manno on 4/4/17 1:16 AM

Autism Treatment Options

Inclusive Education

It Takes a Team: 4 Steps to Building a Stronger Therapy Team

For students on the Autism spectrum, having a strong and reliable therapy team to support individual needs can be an important factor in student success. When members of a therapy team are collaborating seamlessly, a student is more likely to have high quality support across all areas of development (communication, social, cognitive, play, motor, and adaptive skills).

Updated on 3/17/17 11:04 PM

Updated by Rosemarie Griffin CCC/SLP BCBA COBA on 3/17/17 11:04 PM

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Advice for Parents and Caregivers

Inclusive Education

Parents Guide to Bullying for Children with Autism

What is bullying?

Stopbullying.gov defines bullying as:

“Unwanted, aggressive behavior among school-aged children. It involves a real or perceived power imbalance and the behavior is repeated, or has the potential to be repeated, over time.”

There are three types of bullying: verbal, social, and physical. All three types of bullying can have serious, long-lasting effects on children. Therefore, it is important to teach children the appropriate strategies to deal with a bullying situation should they ever encounter one.

Updated on 10/30/16 4:26 PM

Updated by Courtney Chase on 10/30/16 4:26 PM

Autism and Language

Inclusive Education

Early Childhood Education

Let's Build: How Playing With Blocks Benefits Children

It’s no surprise that colorful building blocks are a staple in early childhood centers, given the robust research that supports benefits gained from playing with blocks. Besides the simple joy in building and creating, playing with blocks improves literacy and storytelling skills, builds engineering and mathematical concepts, and teaches young children about communication and collaboration.

Updated on 10/22/16 11:00 AM

Updated by Sophia Chung on 10/22/16 11:00 AM

Autism & Transitions

Advice for Parents and Caregivers

Inclusive Education

Transition: A Guide to College Readiness and Applications for Students with Autism

Tips and Strategies for Transitioning to College with Autism

Of the roughly 50,000 young Americans with autism who graduate from high school each year, less than 7,000 end up with a college degree (Wei et al 2015). This discouraging statistic has given rise to countless transition programs that we hope will allow more students to enroll in appropriate postsecondary programs, benefit from their time on campus, and enter rewarding careers. A series of steps from transition meetings to college admissions, outlined below, function as a roadmap for teens and parents who have set their sights on higher education.

Updated on 7/1/16 2:54 PM

Updated by Briana Brukilacchio on 7/1/16 2:54 PM

About Autism

Inclusive Education

Integrating Your Child into the Mainstream Classroom

When you first begin your one-on-one intensive teaching program with a child with autism or developmental delay, the environment is very structured. Often one child will sit alone at a table with one teacher or therapist. The teacher and student are just a few feet away from each other, to minimize the outside distraction.

Updated on 4/17/14 11:47 AM

Updated by Angela Nelson, J.D., Ed.M. on 4/17/14 11:47 AM

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