Thursday, February 28, 2013

"What to Do When Someone Is Bothering You" Lesson Plan

A lesson plan teaches students how to respond appropriately to being annoyed, pestered, or intimidated by another student. Use these seven steps to guide you through teaching students self-advocacy skills.

Tuesday, February 26, 2013

ABA Online Tutorial

Learn the basics of Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) at your own pace with Positively Autism's free online ABA tutorial! It covers effective strategies for teaching new skills and reducing problem behaviors and is helpful for both families and educators.

Monday, February 25, 2013

Emergency Information Form For Your Car

This is a form for parents, caregivers and schools to use for someone with autism. It gives complete details including where to find a lost autistic child or adult if they were to wander. recommends...

Friday, February 22, 2013

Monday, February 18, 2013

Matching and Identifying Days and Months

This product can be used for students in early childhood classrooms or students with autism to aid in learning days of the week and months. This is good for students who can match words, pictures, or who struggle with writing. (Days of the week can be colored as well if a student can not yet match words). Students match the days/months and then respond to the statements "Today is____" and "The month is____." This can be used in a morning circle time or as an independent work task. Students can each be given their own copy of this to follow along (and keep little hands busy!) and/or it can be completed as a group activity.

Friday, February 15, 2013

Musical Instruments PECS-type Images

Music teachers for schools are increasingly tasked with providing support to a variety of students but don’t always have the resources to provide supports for individuals with special needs. This set of visuals can also be used by early childhood caregivers to integrate music activities with communication opportunities as well as parents interacting with musical activities and their children. They are also great for teachers who include music activities in their classrooms. This set of visuals can be used as a point board or cut apart to use in an exchange system to make choices or requests for musical instruments.

Monday, February 11, 2013

Valentine Cards for Your Children or Students

Hand these caring notes out to your class on Valentine’s Day or save them for individual students in need of some kind words.

Positively Autism has FREE Valentine's Day social skill stories and activities!

Friday, February 8, 2013

Birthday Party Social Stories, Activities, and Visual Schedule

Help prepare your child for his/her own birthday party or another child's party with social stories, a visual schedule you can customize, and vocabulary activities.

Monday, February 4, 2013

"What to Expect on Valentine's Day" Social Skill Story

A social story about school Valentine's Day parties and giving valentine cards to others.

Positively Autism has more Valentine's Day activities and Social Stories here:

For a fun Valentine Theme activity, check out Positively Autism's addition hearts file folder game!

Friday, February 1, 2013

Valentine's Day Vocabulary

A set of computer-based flashcards for common words associated with Valentine's Day. I show these to my students on at a time on a computer or tablet screen, and they really enjoy viewing them in this format.

Find all of Positively Autism's Valentine's Day Social Stories and activities here:

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