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    Printable Classroom-Ready Plans

    Note: These 5 activities can be done every day, and we recommend that parents create a schedule so that each of these activities takes place at the same time very day when possible. Having a schedule helps keep children..
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    Cabin Fever? 5 Effective Activities for Students with Autism During Social Isolation or Quarantine

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    Topics: Early Childhood Education, Autism & Transitions, Advice for Parents and Caregivers, Elementary (4-12), Teen (13-17), Young Adult (18-21), Parents, Articles

    Given current circumstances you may be faced with the unexpected challenge of educating and engaging your child with autism or other special needs at home. With so much in flux, we want to offer free lessons, materials,..
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    Language Builder ARIS Free Emergency Resources: Overview

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    Topics: Autism & Preschool Lesson Plans, Advice for Parents and Caregivers, COVID-19 Emergency Response, Parents, Lesson Plans

    Letters from the CEO

    I truly hope that the downloadable Language Builder ARIS lessons have been helpful as you endeavor to set up your child's at-home education program. It has become crystal clear to us over the past several days that..
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    Tips for Implementing Language Builder ARIS Emergency at-Home Lessons

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    Topics: Autism & Preschool Lesson Plans, Advice for Parents and Caregivers, COVID-19 Emergency Response, Parents, Lesson Plans

    Recognition of Stages Learning Materials Contributions & Excellence

    For the free lessons we provided in our ARIS Emergency Home Autism Education Program we have included a variety of photo cards that you can download, print and get started with, including: Nouns, Occupations, Emotions,..
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    Do-It-Yourself Materials for ABA-based Lessons

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    Topics: Autism & Preschool Lesson Plans, Advice for Parents and Caregivers, COVID-19 Emergency Response, Parents, Lesson Plans

    Language Builder ARIS Complete Autism Curriculum

    The coronavirus (COVID-19) is currently causing concern around the world. The CDC has declared a Public Health Emergency for the U.S. The situation and number of cases are changing daily. Many have noted the lack of..
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    Coronavirus and Children with Autism: How to Protect Your Child

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    Topics: Health & Nutrition, Advice for Parents and Caregivers, Parents, Articles

    For children with autism, making healthy eating choices can be difficult. Children with ASD are five times more likely to have challenges with meals than their peers. It is common for them to have repetitive,..
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    Teaching Healthy Eating Choices to Children with Autism

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    Topics: Health & Nutrition, Advice for Parents and Caregivers

    Teaching children with autism even the most basic skills can feel daunting to a home schooling parent or even, at times, an autism professional. For instance, we may attempt to teach a child for the hundredth time to..
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    Strategies for Homeschooling Children with Autism: You Can do This!

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    Topics: Inclusive Education, Advice for Parents and Caregivers, Parents, Articles

    Socialization is an important skill for all children to learn and develop. Research suggests that by supporting a child’s socialization, children are more likely to develop self-confidence, problem solving skills, and..
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    8 Ways to Promote Socialization Skills in Students with Autism

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    Children’s books featuring children with autism are an easy and entertaining way to introduce the topic of autism to your children, family members, friends, and your child’s peers. Children’s books offer simple,..
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    Recommended Children’s Books About Autism

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    Topics: Autism and Language, Advice for Parents and Caregivers, Infant/Toddler (0-3), Elementary (4-12), Teen (13-17), Parents, Articles

    Playing outdoors has huge implications for all children. Many researchers cite outdoor play as being a conduit for decreased stress levels, emotional resilience, increased cognitive functioning, increased attention, as..
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    Four Ways to Make Your Backyard More Autism Friendly

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    Fine Motor Skill Milestones Fine motor skills are the coordination of small muscle movements. Fine motor skills are the ability to make movements in our eyes, wrists, hands, and fingers. Many everyday tasks require..
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    11 Strategies to Help Your Child with Autism Develop Fine Motor Skills

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    Topics: Early Childhood Education, Blending Hands-on & Digital Activities, Advice for Parents and Caregivers, Autism and Physical Spaces, Infant/Toddler (0-3), Elementary (4-12), Articles

    Children come into this world with little knowledge of the world around them. As they grow they explore their environment, acquire knowledge about social norms, facts, and what is expected and accepted. For children..
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    Autism and Anxiety: 10 Strategies to Help Your Child

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    Topics: Health & Nutrition, Autism & Transitions, Advice for Parents and Caregivers, Parents, Articles

    Saber qué Buscar con el Autismo ¿Alguna vez se ha preocupado de que su hijo muestre síntomas de autismo, pero no tenía a quién acudir y no entendía cómo obtener un diagnóstico y asegurarse de que su hijo reciba la ayuda..
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    Reconocer los Signos y Sintomas del Autismo

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    Topics: About Autism, Advice for Parents and Caregivers, Parents, Articles

    Play is often described as the “work” of childhood, where children can make friendships, learn social skills, come to understand expected group behavior, consequences, turn taking, and cooperation, not to mention have..
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    12 Popular Games Adapted for Children with Autism

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    Topics: Early Childhood Education, Advice for Parents and Caregivers, Autism and Physical Spaces, Elementary (4-12), Articles

    Sensory struggles in a child with autism can hinder his or her ability to grasp a writing implement and to use it correctly. But some marvelous strategies exist that can help children learn to write: countering “floppy”..
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    Strategies for Promoting Sensory Integration in Writing

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    Topics: Early Childhood Education, Autism and Language, Advice for Parents and Caregivers, Elementary (4-12), Teen (13-17), Articles

    Yoga, an ancient practice that originated in India, is today a term familiar across most of the world. Those who’ve experienced the practice may be familiar with its benefits of relaxation and overall improved physical..
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    Creating a Yoga Practice for Children With Autism

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    Topics: Health & Nutrition, Autism & Emotions, Advice for Parents and Caregivers, Infant/Toddler (0-3), Elementary (4-12), Articles

    Safety and preparation for emergency situations is a concern for any child, but especially for children with autism, who may be unable to communicate or respond correctly in emergency situations.
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    Top Safety Risks for Children with Autism and How to Communicate with First Responders

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    Topics: About Autism, Health & Nutrition, Advice for Parents and Caregivers, Autism and Physical Spaces, Infant/Toddler (0-3), Elementary (4-12), Teen (13-17), Articles

    Special Olympics and Unified Sports for Children with Autism Sports are a unifying, fun way for individuals and communities to connect. For individuals with autism, participation in athletic events may be difficult due..
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    Autism and Inclusive Sports

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    Topics: Health & Nutrition, Inclusive Education, Advice for Parents and Caregivers, Elementary (4-12), Teen (13-17), Young Adult (18-21), Articles

    Going to the dentist can be a cause for anxiety for most of us, but it’s a very different feeling for those with autism. Patients with autism often have difficulty staying still and allowing the dentist to do what’s..
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    Autism and Dental Care

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    Topics: Health & Nutrition, Advice for Parents and Caregivers

    Transitions from one activity to the next can be difficult for any child, especially if they are being asked to leave a preferred activity to instead do something they need to do. While some behaviors in response to..
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    Parent Strategies for Helping Children with Autism Cope with Transitions and Changing Routines

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    Topics: Autism & Emotions, Autism & Transitions, Advice for Parents and Caregivers, Parents, Articles