The latest estimate shows that 1 in 68 children (1 in 42 boys and 1 in 189 girls) as having autism spectrum disorder. This means that more than ever, special education teachers in order to be effective, will require additional resources and support. the following links showcase a number of blogs and information on working with children with autism.
Autism Teacher Blogs
Savvy teachers are creating and developing blogs on teaching children with autism. Many of the blogs give first -person accounts while others share classroom activities, lesson plans and classroom management.
Adventures in Flapping
Adventures in Special Education
Autism Classroom Resources
Breezy Special Ed
Special Ed Spot
Teaching Special Thinkers
The Autism Adventures of Room 83
The Autism Teaching Blog
You Aut-A Know
The following links discuss strategies on engaging learners and managing students in a classroom setting.
Autism and Classroom Management: Interventions that Work (Bright Hub Education)
Autism Classroom Management (Edutopia)
Classroom Management for ASD Students (Autism Investigation Project)
Classroom Management for Autistic Children
Classroom Management for Students with Autism (Amy Glade-Prezi.com)
Classroom Management in an Autism Classroom (Minds in Bloom)
Classroom Tips and Strategies
The following links are tips and strategies that are specific to teaching techniques and helpful information on setting up the classroom, data collection and scheduling.
10 Practical Tips for Classroom Aids of Autistic Children (colotraining.com)
17 Tips for Teaching High Functioning Students with Autism (gadoe.org)
22 Tips for Teaching Students with Autism Spectrum Disorder (Monster.com)
Inclusion Strategies for Students with Autism Spectrum Disorders (Learn NC)
Teaching Students in Inclusive Classrooms (Child-autism-Parent-Café)
Tips for Teaching Students with Autism (Scholastic)
Tips for Working with Children with Autism Spectrum Disorder (Project Independence)
Tips for Working with Autistic Children (Love to Know)
Teaching College Students with Autism Spectrum Disorder (Faculty Focus)
Teaching Tips for Children and Adults with Autism (Temple Grandin)
Social Skills Lessons
Articles, tips and lesson plan information on social skills development
5 Tips for Running a Social Skills Group Ages 7-11 (Super Power Speech)
How Are My Social Skills? Checklist. (PDF)
How I Use the Social Thinking Curriculum to Teach Flexible Thinking (The Autism Vault Blog)
How to Run a Social Skills Group (Speech and Language Kids)
Social Skills Activities for Kids with Autism (Love to Know)
Social Skills Training Groups (Autism Speaks, PowerPoint Presentation)
Tips for Teaching Social Skills When it does Not Come Easy (Lemon Lime Adventures)
12 Tips for Setting up an Autism Classroom (Principal Kendrick’s Blog)
Seven Steps for Setting up a Stellar Autism Classroom (The Autism Helper)
Developing Life Skills: How to Teach a Skill (TACA)
Life Skills for Children and Teens with Autism (North Shore Pediatric Therapy)
Social Life on the Spectrum (Autism after 16)
Teaching Important Life Skills (Autism Speaks)
Teacher Resource Sites
The following sites are great resources specifically for teachers working with children with autism. Many of the sites include free downloads and other resources including curriculums, lesson plans and data collection.
A resource for teachers, therapist and parents including a free IEP goal bank, parent resources and an assortment of tools and resources on a variety of topics. Autism Educators, Inc. is currently offering a Teacher’s Wish List promotion.
Autism Teaching Tools
This site includes information for individuals with autism and other developmental disorders. Links include information on topics such as toys and games, curriculum management and child safety just to name a few.
Cindy’s Autistic Support
This site contains free resources on lesson plans on a variety of topics including data collection, seasonal, inclusion for teachers and life skills. A great site for parents, therapist and teachers.
Downloadable printables on topics relating to body parts, colors, data recording, handwriting and emotions.
National Autism Resources
Provides therapeutic tools and resources for individuals on the autism spectrum.
A resource website for parents, therapist and teachers. Resources include information on fine motor, structured task, social skills, and at home.
Practical Autism Resources
Provides more than 100 pages of free printable items.
The Autism Helper
An autism blog created by Sasha Long, a board certified behavior analysis and certified special education teacher.
Do you know of any links and resources not listed? if so, please send an email to: firstname.lastname@example.org and we will add them to the list.