Here are a few links to sites of organizations and individuals devoted to teaching individuals with autistic spectrum disorders and communication disabilities. The teaching methods and strategies can be effective. Some teachers follow a particular approach exclusively, others follow a more eclectic approach!
Room 5 - s a classroom web page dedicated to helping parents and teachers of
students with autistic spectrum disorders.
TEACCH Work Jobs - pictures of student tasks that will inspire you to make your own.
Brain Connection has some articles on Autism, including "Autism in the Classroom".
Learning Styles and Autism - Written by Stephen M. Edelson, Ph.D.
Temple Grandin - Temple Grandin's personal website
TEACCH Educational Approaches - articles about structured teaching and inclusion, toilet training, and tips for teaching higher functioning individuals.
TEACCH Communication Approaches also in Spanish
The Indiana Resource Center for Autism is a great site. This page has interesting training articles to read online or print for future reference.
Speech Teach - A web site for parents and professionals supporting children with speech difficulties. The site includes speech therapy games, general educational resources, clip art, worksheets, reviews of resources and web sites and a discussion group.
Visual Schedule Systems - A thorough explanation of how to implement a communication system with many pictured examples. Also available in PDF format.
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