When it comes to school, students are often with their teachers for more time than they are with their parents. For parents of children with autism, their teachers’ understanding of autism, how to reach and challenge their child, and how to meet their child’s emotional and social needs are especially important.
Use these resources complied by the National Education Association to stay comprised on all things autism, from general information and instructional methods to helpful techniques and activities and materials, this will be your ultimate go-to list for helpful information.
- The Autism Society of America Web site
- The Autism Society of America : Chapter Bookstores
- Autism Today, online magazine
- Online information, support and resources for families with autism and PDD
- Autism resources, including book lists, compiled by a parent
- The National Institutes of Mental Health
- The National Center on Birth Defects and Developmental Disabilities, part of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
- Educating Children with Autism, 2001 National Acadamies Press
INSTRUCTIONAL METHODS AND HELPFUL TECHNIQUES
- The Picture Exchange Communication System
- The TEACCH Method
- The Lovaas Method, Applied Behavioral Analysis
- Sensory Integration International
ACTIVITIES AND MATERIALS
- Make picture cards, create stories with picture symbols, print out free tracing sheets and much, much more.
- The Learning page- chock full of more free resources and worksheets for teachers.
- Learn more about Dr. Carol Gray’s Social Stories technique.
- Pyramid Educational Products: The inventors of PECS and Pyramid Approach to Education
- The Attainment Company sells books, videos, and educational materials and specializes in school-to-work transition
- Future Horizons, sells products and holds conferences around the country
- Starfish Press, publisher of books on autism and families living with Autism
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As a teacher, how do you meet the needs of your autistic students? What training, development, or resources do you find helpful?