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    Printable Classroom-Ready Plans

    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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    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

    Letters from the CEO

    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

    Recognition of Stages Learning Materials Contributions & Excellence

    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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    Language Builder ARIS Complete Autism Curriculum

    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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    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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    Celebrating Strengths and Shifting Away from Deficit-Based Thinking Far too often, society’s bias towards students with autism focuses on the autism, rather than the whole child. Students with autism are more often..
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    Strengths-based Approaches to Autism for Teachers, SLPs, and Parents

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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

    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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    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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    For countless American families, finding the right childcare provider for their little ones can be a real challenge. This is especially true for parents and guardians who are navigating available childcare options for..
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    Starting a Childcare Center for Children With Autism or other Special Needs

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    Acupuncture treatment may help your child’s autism symptoms. Acupuncture is a treatment where needles are inserted into the skin to target certain nerve or pressure points. Research has shown acupuncture to be an..
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    Acupuncture and Autism

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    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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    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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    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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    Tracing the journey of improved diagnoses, treatment and educational outcomes for children with autism April 2, 2019 marks the twelfth annual observation of World Autism Awareness Day.  As described by the United..
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    World Autism Awareness Day 2019: A Look Back and a Look Forward

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    Individuals with autism too often have been underrepresented and discriminated against in employment. A 2017 report from Drexel University found that only 14 percent of adults with autism held paid jobs in their..
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    Top Work Places Supporting Adults with Autism

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    Topics: Autism & Transitions, Autism & Career Options, Young Adult (18-21), Parents, Adult (22+), Articles

    The explosion of apps available on tablets like the iPad has been an exciting opportunity for children with autism. It may come as no shock to parents and educators that in general, children with autism prefer and are..
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    Choosing iPad Apps for Children with Autism

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

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    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