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    With schools and learning centers staying closed indefinitely due to the coronavirus, families and students are finding themselves having to adapt to learning from home.
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    Free Resources for Families of Children With Autism and Other Special Needs During the Coronavirus

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    Topics: Early Childhood Education, Inclusive Education, Advice for Parents and Caregivers, COVID-19 Emergency Response, Infant/Toddler (0-3), Elementary (4-12), Teen (13-17), Young Adult (18-21), Parents, Adult (22+), Articles

    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

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    Teachers, parents and Speech Language Pathologists (SLPs) have been asking for an “all in one” autism education curriculum for years. Language Builder: ARIS (Academic Readiness Intervention System) is now available to..
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    A New Curriculum for Autism: ARIS

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    Recognition of Stages Learning Materials Contributions & Excellence

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

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    Topics: Early Childhood Education, Blending Hands-on & Digital Activities, Teaching with Pictures, Inclusive Education, Autism and Language, Autism Treatment Options, Parents, Articles

    Language Builder ARIS Complete Autism Curriculum

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

    Social-Emotional Learning (SEL) and whole child development, often used synonymously, have huge implications for children of all ages. Described as the process of developing the knowledge, mindsets, and behaviors needed..
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    Whole Child Learning & Autism: How ARIS Supports Social Emotional Learning

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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

    ARIS was created with access and implementation in mind: intended to make the principles of ABA easily accessible and easy to implement for educators working with children with autism who may not have formal ABA..
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    The “Why” and the “What” Behind Language Builder: Academic Readiness Intervention System (ARIS)

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    Topics: Early Childhood Education, Autism & Preschool Lesson Plans, Teaching with Pictures, Autism and Language

    As a teacher, it is likely that you have either held or participated in an IEP meeting. Often times, you have likely interacted with family members who may be nervous or anxious about the process. Some parents may come..
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    How to Prepare for an IEP Meeting – For Teachers of Students with Autism

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    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

    Note: These songs can be used with ARIS (Academic Readiness Intervention System) Lesson 72.
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    The Most Popular Action and Movement Songs for Children with Autism

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    Topics: Early Childhood Education, Autism and Language, Autism and Physical Spaces, Infant/Toddler (0-3), Elementary (4-12), Articles

    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..
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    Does My Student Have Autism? A Guide for Teachers

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    Topics: About Autism, Early Childhood Education, Inclusive Education, Parents, Articles

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

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    Topics: Early Childhood Education, Health & Nutrition, Inclusive Education, Autism & Emotions, Autism and Physical Spaces, Parents, Articles

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

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    Topics: Early Childhood Education, Inclusive Education

    Choosing the Best Program for Your Child Benefits Overview Music has been an enriching and meaningful way for people to engage with each other throughout time, and music can provide powerful, multi-sensory experiences..
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    Music Therapy for Children with Autism

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    Topics: Early Childhood Education, Autism Treatment Options, Advice for Parents and Caregivers, Parents, Articles

    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..
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    10 Tips for Teaching Young Children with Autism Spectrum Disorder

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    Topics: Early Childhood Education, Inclusive Education, Elementary (4-12), Teen (13-17), Parents, Articles

    What is Social Thinking? Social Thinking is a flexible teaching framework that is designed to help individuals ages four and up with autism spectrum disorder and other social and communication difficulties. The..
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    Social Thinking: 6 Strategies for Teaching Children with Autism

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

    Social Skills & Autism  Autism Spectrum Disorder is characterized by deficits in social communication and interaction. This can include challenges in social-emotional reciprocity and non-verbal communication used in..
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    How to Foster Social Skills Development at School: A Guide for Teachers and School Counselors

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

    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,..
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    Let's Build: How Playing With Blocks Benefits Children

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