Educating Children about Autism in an Inclusive Classroom

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How do we meet the needs of learners with autism? Find out with an in-depth study that offers a thorough explanation of autism—what it is and how unique every individual's case may be, nine lesson plans spanning from kindergarten to 12th grade, and a class project, and a variety of resources to further heighten your knowledge of the learning disability.   

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CCSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas

  • Plan one or more lessons with a special education teacher; co-teach to better meet the needs of all learners 
  • During Autism Awareness Month, perform one or two lessons a week
  • Invite parents and guardians to assist with lesson and project activities 
  • Create a bulletin board that showcases every class members' special traits, and reflect on it when lessons speak about uniqueness 
Classroom Considerations

  • April is Autism Awareness Month 
  • The resource's duration reflects the amount of time it can take to read, prep, and plan a lesson, but that time may vary depending on which materials you choose to implement 
  • Some materials look best printed in color 
Pros

  • Offers a table of contents
  • Includes parents and guardians in most aspects of the resource
  • Well-written and detailed information makes for easier implementation  
  • Lesson plans come with adaptation recommendations and extension actiities 
Cons

  • Some materials are not high-quality