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Social Narratives: Washing Hands

This is a social narrative on when and why we wash our hands. This seven slide Power Point file uses simple language and contains at least one large picture per slide. Skill: Washing My Hands Age range: 8+ years

Updated on

October 02, 2018

Topic

Autism

Age

High School (9 − 12), Middle School (6 − 9), Elementary (K − 6)

Social Narratives: I Can Make a Bridge

This visual social story was used to help a student make a bridge and where to place vehicles. Skill: Following Directions Age range: 3-10

Updated on

October 02, 2018

Topic

Autism

Age

Early Childhood (Birth − K), Elementary (K − 6)

TASN ATBS October 2010 Newsletter: Tackling the Uncomfortable: A Comprehensive Sexual Health Curriculum for Teachers, Parents, and Health Care Professionals Working with Individuals with Asperger Syndrome

Tackling the Uncomfortable: A Comprehensive Sexual Health Curriculum for Teachers, Parents, and Health Care Professionals Working with Individuals with Asperger Syndrome (ASD).

Updated on

October 02, 2018

Topic

Curriculum, Autism

Age

High School (9 − 12), Middle School (6 − 9)

TASN ATBS April 2011 Newsletter: KISN Newsletter - Supporting the Emerging Self-Advocate with Autism and Related Conditions

Supporting the Emerging Self-Advocate with Autism and Related Conditions

Updated on

October 02, 2018

Topic

Autism, Secondary Transition

Age

All Ages

Teacher Resources: Song Cards

Visual cue cards for the songs: The Cool Bear Hunt, Itsy Bitsy Spider, If Your Happy and You Know It. Skill: Song Card Visual Support Age range: 3-6 years

Updated on

October 02, 2018

Topic

Autism

Age

Early Childhood (Birth − K), Elementary (K − 6)

Teacher Resources: Field Trip Tip Sheet

Field trips can be educational and exciting for students. However, for children on the autism spectrum, field trips mean a change in schedule and a change in routine. Changes in schedule and environments can be overwhelming, over stimulating and confusing for some students. Here are some simpl...

Updated on

October 02, 2018

Topic

Autism

Age

Early Childhood (Birth − K), All Ages, High School (9 − 12), Middle School (6 − 9), Elementary (K − 6)

Social Narratives: Calming Down

This is a social narrative for a student to remove himself from the classroom when he is angry so he can calm down. Includes words and a few pictures. This is a Word Document file. Skill: Calming Down Age range: 9-18 years

Updated on

October 02, 2018

Topic

Autism

Age

High School (9 − 12), Middle School (6 − 9), Elementary (K − 6)

TASN ATBS May 2013 Newsletter: May Teacher Resources- Successfully Structuring Field Trips for Students on the Autism Spectrum

Teacher Resources- Successfully Structuring Field Trips for Students on the Autism Spectrum

Updated on

October 02, 2018

Topic

Autism

Age

All Ages

Teacher Resources: How To Teach Schedules, Work Systems, and Visual Structure

This document provides information and examples on schedules, work systems and visually structuring tasks. Each is divided into three levels; Concrete, Moving Toward Abstract, Abstract.

Updated on

October 02, 2018

Topic

Autism

Age

All Ages

Social Narratives: Airports

This social narrative informs the child what to expect when arriving at the airport and going on a plane ride. This pdf document is all text, no pictures and it is in booklet form. It could be used as an interactive activity where the student could help with placing pictures on the book himself...

Updated on

October 02, 2018

Topic

Autism

Age

High School (9 − 12), Middle School (6 − 9), Elementary (K − 6)

TASN ATBS September 2011 Newsletter: KISN Newsletter - Social Enjoyment Groups - Aha!

A review and discussion of the book "Social Enjoyment Groups for Children, Teens and Young Adults with Autism Spectrum Disorders: Guiding Toward Growth" (Merges, 2011) in which he outlines his program and provides many resources for replicating his work with individuals with ASD.

Updated on

October 02, 2018

Topic

Autism, social, Emotional & Character Development

Age

All Ages

Teacher Resources: March Visual Support - Embedding Communication Opportunities

As educators, it is imperative to embed communication opportunities into daily activities providing the vehicle which will allow the student to communicate and make choices on multiple opportunities, across environments and across people. This month's visual support provides examples and ideas...

Updated on

October 02, 2018

Topic

Autism

Age

All Ages

Social Narratives: Line Leader

This is a social narrative on the expectations when a student is line leader. This pdf file has text and a few pictures. Skill: Line leader Age range: 5-10 years

Updated on

October 02, 2018

Topic

Autism

Age

Elementary (K − 6)

TASN ATBS Autism Specialist December 2012 Newsletter: Evidence Based Consulting - Being a Proactive Educator!

Being a Proactive Educator! Proactive educators plan for fires. They also accept responsibility for finding long-term solutions to the prevention of a problem rather than creating short-term compliance.

Updated on

October 02, 2018

Topic

Autism

Age

All Ages

Social Narratives: Speaking Out

This social narrative is a narrated six-slide Power Point. It focuses on rules of the classroom and when to work quietly. Skill: Speaking out Age range: 6+ years

Updated on

October 02, 2018

Topic

Autism

Age

High School (9 − 12), Middle School (6 − 9), Elementary (K − 6)

Teacher Resources: March 2013 Teacher Resource - Teaching Literacy Skills to Children with Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD)

Teaching Literacy Skills to Children with Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD)

Updated on

October 02, 2018

Topic

Autism, Reading

Age

Elementary (K − 6)

Choice Board

Deidra Howard and Kayla Hamilton created this at Summer Institute 2012. Choice board is color coded for student to make a choice of an ACTIVITY with a PERSON. Age range: 3-10

Updated on

October 02, 2018

Topic

Autism

Age

Early Childhood (Birth − K), Elementary (K − 6)

TASN ATBS Autism Specialist September 2014 Newsletter: September Newsletter

New Students with Autism

Updated on

October 02, 2018

Topic

Autism

Age

Early Childhood (Birth − K), Elementary (K − 6)

TASN ATBS Autism Specialist December 2013 Newsletter: Evidence Based Consulting- Strategy Assessment and Revision Tool

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Updated on

October 02, 2018

Topic

Assessment, Autism

Age

All Ages

TASN ATBS Autism Specialist August 2010 Newsletter: Evidence Based Consulting - Focus on Using Visual Schedules

Use of visual supports is an evidence-based practice in autism. Supports such as Visual schedules are usually one of the first issues to tackle during the year and a crucial element to developing independence.

Updated on

October 02, 2018

Topic

Autism

Age

All Ages