Autism Teacher Resources
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Tools to Support the Unique Needs of Learners with Autism
Pre-K - 12th CCSS: Adaptable
Tools Tools Tools! Here is a collection of printables, templates, graphic organizers, and other classroom tools that support the unique needs of children with autism. From handwriting to hand washing and speaking out to listening, these resources are intended to manage behavior and support instruction with ASD learners.
Understanding Motor Planning Deficits in Young Children with Autism Spectrum Disorder
Pre-K - 12th
Packet with possibilities, a helpful presentation is designed to provide information about motor planning deficits in learners with autism spectrum disorder. The presentation also models activities that improve planning and develop motor...
Ian’s Walk and Apples for Cheyenne
Pre-K - 3rd CCSS: Adaptable
Help young learners understand friendship and empathy with two reading comprehension lessons. Each instructional activity focuses on a story about a child with autism, and encourages readers to compare and contrast the characters to each...
Teaching and Learning About Autism
Pre-K - 12th
The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reports that approximately "1 in 88 American children are on the autism spectrum." The teacher guides and other professional development materials in this collection offer information about and strategies for teaching students on the autism spectrum. Also included are resources that teach all members of the school community about autism and help them develop an understanding of the challenges learners on this spectrum face.
Andy and His Yellow Frisbee and Ian's Walk, A Story About Autism
3rd - 8th
Learners analyze two individuals with autism. In this language arts lesson, students read two stories about kids with autism and discuss how advocates have helped people with disabilities. Learners compare and contrast the main...
Autism and Autism Spectrum Disorders: Disorders Extending Beyond the "Norm"
9th - 12th
Learners develop an understanding of autism by engaging in an inquiry-based discussion. Pupils are exposed to the vast array of defining characteristics of autism spectrum disorders. They create posters about the developmental...
Yes We Can! Students with Autism & Down-Syndrome on the Drums!
1st - 5th
To learn about various topics and improve their social skills, learners with special needs play along with music on drums and other sound objects. Teachers take digital pictures of the young scholars participation and use them to make...
Leisure Activities for Students with low functioning Autism
K - 4th
Students explore and attempt new/different leisure activities. Four stations are set up with different leisure activities. Students rotate from one station to the next every five minutes. Station activities could include: coloring,...
Appropriate Topics of Conversation
K - 12th CCSS: Adaptable
Conversation skills are key for having good social skills, but it can be tough for some especially those with autism. Use an activity that walks ASD pupils through topics that are and aren't appropriate for various audiences as they fill...
Teaching Children with Autism—Content Area Resources
K - 12th
Browse a collection designed to meet the needs of scholars with autism in kindergarten through 12th grade. Here, you'll find a variety of resources—lesson plans, printables, activities, worksheets, and an app—spanning a range of content areas including English language arts, math, social studies, health, science, and physical education.
Assessment Tool: Object Identification and Verbal Comprehension Skills
1st - 6th
To use this assessment, you will set out 3 picture cards and say, "Point to the ___." Your ASD or special needs pupil will need to point to the correct card to show you that they are comprehending verbal communication, can identify an...
What to Expect on Halloween: A Halloween Social Story
Pre-K - 3rd
Halloween can be scary but knowing what to expect can reduces stress. Here's a story that teaches learners with autism what to expect and how to behave on Halloween. Each page in the 10-page story features one part of a typical Halloween...
Paper Fortune Tellers for Exploring Upsetting Emotions
K - 5th
What kinds of thoughts help us to cope with problems and approach difficult situations? Support learners on the autism spectrum in exploring their emotions and considering the connection between our thoughts and our feelings using one of...
Self-Control Meters for Volume, Space and Levels of Formality
K - 12th CCSS: Adaptable
If your pupils have difficulty producing the appropriate voice volume in various settings or respecting personal space, refer to this "control-o-meter" device. This resource includes materials to create three meters for you to clearly...
Chain Connection and Un-Connection Activity
K - 12th CCSS: Adaptable
Learners practice remaining on topic during a conversation using printouts of chains as visual models for their work. Chains are placed in sequence while students stay on a shared topic of conversation, and a broken chain is used as a...
Listening Picture Check Sheet & Listening Picture Prompts
K - 8th CCSS: Adaptable
Help learners build greater self-awareness and improve listening skills with these visual prompt sheets. Beginning with an "Are you really listening?" overview sheet, the following pages use large visuals to remind pupils what it means...
Groupworld: A Group Imagination Activity to Promote Group Cooperation and Compromise
2nd - 7th CCSS: Adaptable
Teach learners how to communicate and collaborate in a discussion on a shared project with this rich activity. It asks participants to channel their unique imaginations to produce a fictional "groupworld", while adhering to proper...
Disability Awareness Activity Packet
Pre-K - 5th CCSS: Adaptable
Bring awareness to disabilities with a packet consisting of a variety of activities designed to inform scholars about disabilities—autism, hearing impairments, physical disabilities, and more! Learners test their communication skills,...
Green Zone Common Ground Conversation Starter Worksheets
2nd - 6th
Finding common ground and building conversation can often prove a difficult task for many. Help learners build this important social skill using this resource, which includes a Venn diagram worksheet and sentence prompts to help students...