The Keeping It Real project brings together three self-advocates from the autism community who serve as role models for adolescent students on the autism spectrum. Each advocate developed a strength-based module on an area of expertise that can be used in middle schools to nurture students’ self-esteem and foster critical self-advocacy skills. Through impact videos, PowerPoints, classroom lessons, and follow-up activities, these self-advocates share both their experiences and expertise with both students and their teachers.
Lesson plans and learning activities that blend academic subjects with favorite interests and individual learning styles of students
provides exceptional services, education, outreach and advocacy so that people with disabilities can live, learn, work and play in our communities.
Linda Hodgdon, M.Ed., CCC-SLP is a Speech-Language Pathologist who is internationally known for her expertise in developing the use of visual strategies to support communication for students with autism, Asperger’s Syndrome and others with communication, behavior or social challenges. Linda is a powerful and entertaining presenter who inspires program participants to accomplish new goals with students. She shares practical information that helps achieve excellent results in student learning.
65 Awesome Apps for Autism
65+ tried-and-true apps, tested by teachers, behavior interventionists, therapists, and other professionals and family members who support individuals with ASD. These apps help promote independence and meaningful interaction.
Free Technology for Teachers
Free Resources and Lesson Plans for Teaching with Technology
Model Me Kids
Model Me Kids videos demonstrate social skills by modeling peer behavior at school, on a playdate, at a birthday party, on the playground, at a library, at the dentist, restaurant, and more. Designed as a teaching tool for children, adolescents, and teenagers with Autism,, and developmental delays, the videos are used by teachers, parents, and therapists. Real children model each skill.
A Social Story describes a situation, skill, or concept in terms of relevant social cues, perspectives, and common responses in a specifically defined style and format.
A treatment framework and curriculum developed by Michelle Garcia Winner targets improving individual social thinking abilities, regardless of diagnostic label.
This website is dedicated to promoting inclusive schooling and exploring positive ways of supporting students with autism and other disabilities. Most of my work involves collaborating with schools to create environments, lessons and experiences that are inclusive, respectful and accessible for all learners.
Do2learn provides thousands pages of social skills and behavioral regulation activities and guidance, learning songs and games, communication cards, academic material, and transition guides for employment and life skills.
Jill Kusma’s SLP Social & Emotional Skill Sharing Site
This is a blog entitled Jill Kusma’s SLP Social & Emotional Skill Sharing Site. It has regular posts from Jill as well as a wealth of links to awesome sites for emotion identification, project ideas, articles, reviews on books and much more.
Practical Autism Resources
This site has links to other sites, free printables and many other resources for teachers and parents.
The National Professional Development Center for Autism Spectrum Disorders
The NPCD is a multi-university center to promote the use of evidence-based practices for children with autism spectrum disorders. The interventions have been shown to be effective through scientific research. The website describes components of each evidence-based practice and also offers training modules.
Speaking of Speech is an interactive forum for speech/language pathologists and teachers to improve communication skills in our schools by exchanging ideas, material and lessons, finding out about materials before buying, seeking/giving advice on therapy and caseload management issues and exploring a myriad of helpful resource links.
Autism Internet Modules
This website offers online training for members - signing up is FREE. Each module guides you through case studies, instructional videos, pre- and post-assessments, a glossary, and much more.
Dr. Lori Ernsperger, Ph.D., BCBA-D
Dr. Lori Ernsperger is a Board Certified Behavior Analyst who provides specially designed training to school personnel and parents utilizing a variety of formats including interactive modeling, videos, hands-on demonstrations and group discussions to meet the unique needs of all participants.
Therapy and prescription medication can be an effective way to reduce problems associated with sleep disorders and disturbances. However, people with ASD may also experience improvements by simply establishing a healthy nighttime routine and improving their sleep hygiene. This website offers several useful tips.