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    As schools have switched over to more online remote learning there is an increase in opportunities for online bullying to occur, especially for children with autism COVID-19 has led to a new way of rethinking all..
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    Cyberbullying: What it is and How to Prevent it for Students with Autism

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    Topics: Autism & Emotions, Advice for Parents and Caregivers, Elementary (4-12), Teen (13-17)

    One mother’s tried and true recommendations for helping your child with autism get ready for an early wake up time once school starts. Are you dreading your "au-some" child's first week back to school because he or she..
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    From Sleeping in to Prepping for School: Strategies for Avoiding Wake-up Wars

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

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    Children with autism frequently have delayed language development. For children with autism who have developed language, understanding or using parts of speech correctly may be difficult. While many children develop..
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    Teaching Parts of Speech to Children with Autism: Prepositions, Opposites, Pronouns and Verb Tense

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    Topics: Autism & Preschool Lesson Plans, Teaching with Pictures, Autism and Language, Elementary (4-12), Teen (13-17), Lesson Plans

    Recognition of Stages Learning Materials Contributions & Excellence

    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

    Language Builder ARIS Complete Autism Curriculum

    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

    Preparing your child with Autism for classroom routines is important. Whether it’s the start of the school year, transitioning back to classes from school breaks, or a refresher, common classroom routines can be easily..
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    Classroom Routines: Preparing Your Child with Autism

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    Topics: Inclusive Education, Autism & Transitions, Elementary (4-12), Teen (13-17), Articles

    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

    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

    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

    Lesson Overview Teach storytelling skills, animal names, and recall skills with this story-based lesson plan. Download Lesson Plan: Skills Practiced Storytelling Recall Improvisation Materials Language Builder 3D - 2D..
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    Storytelling and Recall with Animals Lesson Plan

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    Topics: Autism & Preschool Lesson Plans, Elementary (4-12), Teen (13-17), Lesson Plans

    Lesson Overview Practice reading and spelling food names with these movement-based activities. Download Lesson Plan: Skills Practiced 

Reading Spelling Recognizing food names Materials Stages Learning Food Carpet..
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    Spelling/Reading Food Names Lesson Plan

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    Summer camp can be a positive and enriching experience for children on the autism spectrum, providing an alternative to the rigorous school year routine and opportunities for peer interactions. However, finding the..
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    How to Choose a Summer Camp for Your Child with Autism

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    Topics: Autism & Transitions, Advice for Parents and Caregivers, Autism and Physical Spaces, Elementary (4-12), Teen (13-17), 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

    The practice of quieting the mind, otherwise known as mindfulness, is increasingly being practiced across the board – from Google executives to classrooms as a replacement to detention (Bloom, 2016). Mindfulness..
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    Six Simple Mindfulness Practices for Kids with Autism

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

    Lesson Overview Students will use sequencing cards to review vocabulary words and practice ordering events. Download Lesson Plan: Skills Practiced Picture identification and vocabulary Fine and gross motor development..
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    Sequencing Cards Lesson Plan

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    Lesson Overview Students will review the Emotion Flash Cards and create their own chart depicting various emotions. Students will then think of emotions they show outside and inside to make a feelings box.
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    Feelings Box Lesson Plan

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    Lesson Overview Students will verbalize an inference about the events leading up to a visual scene by explaining “what just happened” in response to visual cues.
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    What Just Happened?

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    Topics: Autism & Preschool Lesson Plans, Elementary (4-12), Teen (13-17), Lesson Plans