FAQ from Autism Source: I am a teacher. How can you help me?
January 24, 2013
By Autism Society
The Autism Society is proud to be the first choice for the educators looking for information! Teachers contact Autism Source(TM) because they are committed to ensuring their student or students with autism receive the best possible education and school experience. Here are some of the Autism Society’s best resources for educators:
Please visit the Autism Society Resource Materials page to download the following informational publications:
Growing Up Together is a helpful pamphlet that teaches the other students how to be a good friend to someone with autism. Another version exists for teens.
Also on the Resource Materials page, you will find the Living with Autism series. These brochures provide the best information and transitioning to preschool, middle
school, across grades, and even into adulthood.
Another nice resource for teachers is the booklet, The Puzzle of Autism, created with the National Education Association. This publication explores many of the characteristics of autism and give strategies for addressing them in the classroom.
A number of Autism Advocate articles are also very helpful for teachers. There are entire editions dedicated to the uses of applied behavior analysis (ABA) and early intervention.
Autism SourceTM has also compiled places teachers can turn for educational materials and activities that are commonly used with individuals on the autism spectrum.
The Attainment Company sells books, videos, and educational materials, assistive technology and specializes in school-to-work transition.
Make picture cards, create stories with picture symbols, print out freetracing sheets and much, much more at Do2Learn.
Different Roads to Learning sells ABA resources.
Learn more about Dr. Carol Gray's Social Stories technique.
Great Ideas for Teaching is a catalog for Speech-Language Pathology and Related Communication Disorders.
Laureate Learning Systems sells special needs software.
Learning Page- chock full of more free resources and worksheets for teachers.
PRO-ED Inc., publisher of standardized tests, books, curricular resources, and therapy materials.
Pyramid Educational Products: The inventors of PECS and Pyramid Approach to Education
Super Duper Publications sells learning tools for special education teachers, K-6th grade teachers, preschool teachers, resource and reading teaching and Speech-Language Pathologists.
Thinking Publications offers a variety of communication-related products.
The following are publishers of books about autism.
Autism Asperger Publishing Company
Future Horizons Inc.
Jessica Kingsley Publishers
April 10, 2013
The Autism Society, the nation’s largest and oldest grassroots autism organization, has chosen Pittsburgh as the host city of its 44th annual conference on autism spectrum disorders.
April 5, 2013
Individuals with autism can attend the Autism Society National Conference and Exposition (in Pittsburgh) for FREE this year! Learn more: www.autism-society.org/conference.
April 3, 2013
Monarch Teaching Technologies, the makers of VizZle®, web-based educational software for visual learners with autism, will give one-year of free VizZle to every new (or renewing) Champion Member during April.
April 2, 2013
Read the Autism Society’s digital magazine about autism spectrum disorders!
April 2, 2013
Today, throughout the world, individuals will come together highlighting the needs and dreams of people living with autism.