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There are many resources available on AutismEducators.com that can be used with your child at home. Browse the items below, and check back frequently as new products are added often.
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No Hands In Pants
No Hands In Pants: Includes Picture and Visual Cue Cards to assist in prompting for desired behaviors. Inspired by Evan Autism Resources ..


IEP Goals:
Given visuals which are intended to extinguish a negative behavior, STUDENT will respond to the picture as it is shown while the behavior is occurring, by stopping the action in 4 out of 5 occurrences within a six week period, by MONTH, YEAR.
$1.50
Make Your Own Theraputty Recipe
Here's an easy recipe for making your own Theraputty to use with your students in your Special Education classroom, therapy room, homeschool, or even to use at home with your own kids! Enjoy!..


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***FREE RESOURCE***
FREE
Autism Parent Resource SANTA CLAUS
Thanks so much to Single Parents of Children with Autism for adding a bit of humor to the holiday season!..


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This is a FREE Autism Parent Resource to add a bit of humor for the holiday season. Enjoy!
FREE
Autism Awareness Poster
Please enjoy this free Autism Awareness Poster in your classroom, therapy room, office, or share with with someone who works with, teaches, or loves a child with autism. ..


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Please share this free Autism Awareness Poster with someone who teachers, counsels, or loves a a child with autism. Let's teach compassion and understanding for ALL children.
FREE
Winter Break TAKE HOME Activity Packet for Autism and Special Education
Your students can practice many skills over winter break and have fun, too. With this “LEARN and RETURN” Winter Break activity packet, children can practice academic skills to prevent regression after a break from school. Most parents will ask for “work” over winter break and this JUST PRINT and GO packet will bring smiles to all! HERE’S WHAT IS INCLUDED: (TWO Levels for EASY skill adaptation!)..


IEP Goals:
(INDEPENDENT FUNCTIONING) Given homework to complete within a set time period, STUDENT will return the assignment and place in the homework return location (tray, hand to teacher, on desk) as part of the unpacking morning procedure, in 4 out of 5 opportunities, as measured by teacher observation, by MONTH, YEAR.
$3.00
Christmas Countdown Chart & Sensory Overload Poster, FREE
Free Christmas Countdown Calendar Chart for students with autism and special needs who may be anxious or confused about Christmas approaching (and don't like traditional advent calendars) Also included is a No Christmas Zone poster for your class, calm down, or sensory rooms for students who become overloaded by too much sensory input at Christmas time, and need a quiet space without trees, lig..


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FREE resource courtesy of our Education Team Member, Curriculum for Autism
FREE
Body Parts Cards for Autism, Pecs, Visuals, Speech Therapy, ABA
Autism and Special Needs Communication Cards- Body Parts (16 pages) The pages must be printed on photo paper, laminated and cut out. You`ll get 2 sets of small cards (one icluding picture names in border bottom and the second one including them in border top, use velcro on the back side of each card for pecs purpose) and 2 sets of bigger cards (first set including only pictures and the second set..


IEP Goals:
Given pictures to match, STUDENT will sort to match each set of identical picture/word cards with 80% accuracy, in 4 out of 5 opportunities, by MONTH, YEAR. (IEP end date)
$6.00
Sports Themed Reinforcers
Use these free basketball, baseball, and soccer reinforcers to target any goal! Each page includes 10 pieces for up to 10 trials. Includes B&W version for ink saving option or for coloring! ASSEMBLY DIRECTIONS: Cut out the 10 items. For durability, I recommend laminating the 10 pieces and background. Then, place velcro on the backs of the 10 pieces and in 10 locations on the background. ..


IEP Goals:
Given a reward or reinforcer chart in order to record completion of tasks, behavior compliance, or a pre-determined goal in order to earn a token, STUDENT will place up to 10 tokens on the chart within a day/week time period, as earned, in 4 out of 5 opportunities, by MONTH, YEAR. (IEP end date)
FREE
Hurricane Social Story for Autism
Hurricanes can be scary for kids and we hope that this free social story resource will help your students or your own children, understand that a hurricane won't last forever. Please share this story with other who may find it helpful...


IEP Goals:
Given a social story related to a significant weather event, STUDENT will read/listen to the story in order to ask an adult at least one on-topic question as a means of understanding an impending weather event, in 2 out of 3 story presentations, by MONTH, YEAR.
FREE
Positive Attitude, Back to School Classroom Poster, FREE
Positive Attitude Classroom Poster When my son was diagnosed with autism in 2002, his doctor said there was no point in trying to teach him anything as he'd never be able to learn a thing. There were no specialist autism services in our area (and still aren't any). All my family and I had were a couple of books about autism ,our faith, and our positive attitude. My son still has many challen..


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THIS IS A FREE RESOURCE GENEROUSLY PROVIDED BY Curriculum for Autism. Enjoy!
FREE
KEEP CALM IN SCHOOL Social Story Coloring Book Positive Behavior Strategy AUTISM
KEEPING CALM IN SCHOOL Social Story Coloring Book with positive behavior management self-calming strategies was created for students with AUTISM and Special Needs. This story and pictures focus on the beginning of the new school year. With years of great success addressing many challenging behaviors from anxiety to physical aggression in both my K-2 self-contained autism classroom and inclusion..


IEP Goals:
Given pre-taught self-calming strategies, STUDENT will access at least one of these strategies in order to maintain calm behavior within the classroom or school environment by demonstrating the ability to self-regulate his/her emotions by remaining calm or indicating to the teacher/adult that a break is requested, in 4 out of 5 occurrences, within a nine week period, by MONTH, YEAR (IEP Due Date).
$2.50
Autism Visual Preferences, Cut & Paste Sorting Activity, FREEBIE
Autism Visual Preferences, Cut & Paste, Sorting Activity FREEBIE Some students with autism have complex sensory integration issues and become easily overloaded. This sorting activity can help students who experience visual sensory overload to explain their visual preferences to their teachers and therapists. Please note: this activity is for older students with autism. It does not contai..


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Given a visual preference sorting board divided into two sections ("I can cope with seeing" and "I get overloaded by seeing") along with word choices as part of a calming strategy technique, STUDENT will read/be read to the word choices and sort them into the categories, as measured by STUDENT input and, in 4 out of 5 opportunities, by MONTH, YEAR.
FREE
Social Story: I Am Going Back To School!
Social Story: I Am Going Back To School! ~I wrote this story for a parent who was worried about her child's anxiety over going back to school. Ending the fun times of summer vacation, getting back into new routines like going to bed on time and getting up early, was difficult for her child. Additionally, her child worried about his new teacher, new classroom and who would be in his class. This ..


IEP Goals:
Given a social story related to an event (going back to school), STUDENT will read or listen to the story as a coping or calming strategy as demonstrated in 4 out of 5 events or situations, by MONTH, YEAR.
$2.50
Autism Sensory Strategies, Self Regulation
Self Regulation Sorting Activity Self Regulation is crucial for students with autism, who have sensory proecssing difficulties. All the graphics used in our resources have been designed to appeal to a wide age range, as we know how difficult it can be to find suitable resources for teens. As some people with autism can be overloaded by too much visual input, our resources have been desig..


IEP Goals:
Given a self- regulatory strategy to keep a calm body and mind (relaxing/alerting), STUDENT will refer to this strategy by writing or choosing a picture of a preferred activity, in 4 out of 5 opportunities, by MONTH, YEAR.
$1.50
Household Items Memory Pairs Game
The game contains 18 matching pairs. These games are great for teaching turn taking and social skills, as well as promoting vocabulary. Ideal for small groups or only 2 players. It is easy to play at home with siblings. Memory pairs is a fun educational game for all ages. You will need to print 2 copies of the to play the game. I recommend printing or cutting & pasting onto heavy card so..


IEP Goals:
Given two sets of picture cards of items commonly associated with a location (household), STUDENT will match up to _________(number of) sets with 80% accuracy, in 4 out of 5 opportunities, by MONTH, YEAR.
$2.00