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      The Autism Home School Solution: Academic Readiness Intervention System (ARIS) A Comprehensive Curriculum for Children with Autism

      Do you homeschool your child with autism? Have you ever wanted to try homeschooling, but self-doubt or a lack of resources held you back? Through ARIS, Stages Learning Materials, which has over 20 years of experience in the field of autism, offers everything you need to engage in a comprehensive autism curriculum at home with your child. Download two free lessons on Drawing Shapes and Departures and see if ARIS can support your child’s needs. With ARIS, your child can access award-winning materials and comprehensive, research-based curriculums right in the ease of your own home. Here are just a few reasons to consider purchasing Stages Learning Materials’ Academic Readiness Intervention System (ARIS) today:

      Updated on 3/22/20 9:54 AM

      Updated by Arianna Riccio on 3/22/20 9:54 AM

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      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 8:42 AM

      Updated by Arianna Riccio on 5/10/18 8:42 AM

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      5 Positive Play Therapies to Help Your Child with Autism

      Despite being riddled with its own challenges and stressors, childhood can often be idealized as a time of magic and freedom. What often makes childhood so uniquely sacred is the acceptance and endorsement of play. While play can often seem like a time of rest and rejuvenation unburdened by demands, it can also be carried out in a therapeutic manner to help your child with autism practice important life skills. Furthermore, enhancing play therapy through engaging principles of Positive Psychology, the scientific study of well-being, can make your child’s play even more beneficial by inviting in more positivity, happiness, and joy during playtime.

      Updated on 4/16/18 8:30 AM

      Updated by Arianna Riccio on 4/16/18 8:30 AM

      This April - Celebrate Autism Awareness Month with Stages Learning Materials!

      The chirping of birds in the morning, the budding flowers on the trees, and the influx of tax forms to be completed can only mean one thing: April is on its way. There are so many reasons to look forward to April – the warm weather, the blossoming gardens, and the celebrations of our planet, including Earth Day and Arbor Day. But in addition to these festivities of nature, it’s important to celebrate people, too. April is also Autism Awareness Month, and this April 2nd marks the 11th annual celebration of World Autism Awareness Day. Join Stages Learning Materials in celebrating our friends and family members with autism through these fun and simple activities:

      Updated on 3/30/18 12:40 PM

      Updated by Arianna Riccio on 3/30/18 12:40 PM

      Early Childhood Education

      Inclusive 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 6:00 AM

      Updated by Arianna Riccio on 3/17/18 6:00 AM

      Autism Treatment Options

      Advice for Parents and Caregivers

      Five Principles of Positive Psychology to Transform Your Parenting with Your Child with Autism

      Positive Psychology is a novel and accessible science that focuses on cultivating well-being, positivity, and happiness in the lives of individuals and families. Positive Psychology can help transform the way you parent your child with autism. Change can be created by investing in practices as habits, creating what Dr. Tal Ben-Shahar, a Harvard-trained leader in the field, calls “rituals,” a commitment to incorporating the practices into your life on a regular basis to drive true change. The following five principles from Positive Psychology are a few ways that you as a parent can create rituals to transform your relationship with your child with autism:

      Updated on 2/23/18 8:31 PM

      Updated by Arianna Riccio on 2/23/18 8:31 PM

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