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Autism News and Views will provide regular updates on news about Autism. In addition, we have provided important links to a wide variety of web sites that will provide you with information on Education, Health, Safety, Advocacy, Service Providers and much more. Use Autism News and Views as your source for the best information on the Autism Spectrum.

Sunday, August 28, 2011

The Education Issue For Teachers, Parents and Other Persons Interested in Autism. A Few Words About Emergency Preparedness

"Autism is a way of being. It is pervasive; it colors every experience, every sensation, perception, thought, emotion and encounter, every aspect of existence. It's not possible to separate the autism from the person."---Jim Sinclair.

In this issue, I will report on some of the many educational resources available for teachers, parents and others interested in this information.  Access to all of these resources and more are available on this blog under, "Education."

The Autism Education Network (http://www.autismeducation.net/):

This web site offers FREE information about special education rights as well as information about treatment options and education methods. Its primary mission is to provide information and training to families and professionals regarding best practices in autism treatment. This site also includes personal stories from families in dealing with autism.

Educate Autism (http://www.educateautism.com/):

Educate autism is dedicated to helping those with children with autism by providing FREE teaching materials, a variety of tutorials and more to help make your own teaching aids. This site also provides information on Applied Behavior Analysis and behavior principles.

Autism Inspiration (http://autisminspiration.com/):

This resource is dedicated to providing you with a wide variety of resources including lesson plans, games, group activities, sensory integration ideas, forums and other valuable tools and information.

Sample content includes, but is not limited to, the following:

  • Classroom Aids such as Social Thinking and its impact on academics.
  • Family/Group Activities
  • Math Skills
  • Motor Skills
  • Parent Corner
  • Reading Skills
  • and More.
Access to member content in this site requires a $14.95 monthly subscription.

Autism 4 Teachers (http://www.autism4teachers.com/):

Four elementary school teachers found this web site in 2004. They provide information in communication, inclusion, curriculum support, behavior support, parent support, visual supports and a host of additional supports.

Autism Buddy (http://autismbuddy.com/):

This website provides user-friendly, high quality printables and resources for teachers and parents. These include flash cards, puzzles, games, booklets, activities, social-skills activities, lessons and worksheets, information E-books and much more.

TinSnips (http://tinsnips.org/):

TinSnips is a special education resource that strives to share a variety of specialized teaching tools, techniques, worksheets and activities.

TinSnips also provides links to information, organizations, techniques and strategies especially for teaching students on the Autism Spectrum.