Wednesday, December 31, 2014

Snowman Poetry Forms

Here are some snowman acrostic poem forms from Cindy's Autistic Support website.

Snowman Poetry Form (PDF file)

Another Snowman Poetry Form (PDF file)

Tuesday, December 23, 2014

"What to Wear in the Winter" Social Stories

This is a social story, with images and simple, sequential, repetitive text, which talks about clothing that is appropriate - and not appropriate - to wear in the winter. There is a version designed for girls and a version designed for boys.

Friday, December 19, 2014

"What to Expect at Christmas" Social Story

This story covers Christmas traditions including decorating the house and tree, hanging stockings, leaving cookies for Santa, opening presents going to church, and having Christmas dinner. This story you can customize; you can write or type in your family's own plans.

Thursday, December 18, 2014

"Getting Presents at Christmas" Social Story

This story targets the skills of: putting presents under the tree, waiting to open presents, saying "thank you," only opening the presents that are yours, and how to tell if a present is yours.

Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Tips for Vacations and Weekend Trips

If you're traveling this holiday season, here's a free download of some tips for preparing your child for these trips. From Sandbox Learning.

Monday, December 15, 2014

Adapted Holiday Symbols Mini Book

A set of printable mini-books in which students follow directions to color the Hanukkah and secular Christmas symbols. By Christine Reeve of Autism Classroom News.

Friday, December 12, 2014

Simple Christmas Character Puzzles

A set of holiday character puzzle (2-pieces each). This activity focuses on matching the faces to the bodies of the different characters (Gingerbread person and Snowman).

Thursday, December 11, 2014

"Visiting Family at Christmas" Social Story

 A social skill story for that targets the skills of: visiting family (or having them come to visit), saying "Merry Christmas," things visitors may do, such as hugging the child, and things families might do together, such as have dinner. This story you can customize; you can write or type in your family's own plans.

Available formats: 
Microsoft PowerPoint (Can edit) 

There is also a version of this story for older/more verbal children (an article format):

As a social skill story for older/more verbal children wtih autism, this social article provides information on greeting visitors, spending time with and talking to visitors, and things visitors may do, such as hugging the child.


Wednesday, December 10, 2014

"Five Little Christmas Trees" Interactive Adapted Book

Five Little Christmas Trees is a six page book that comes in a printable file. The focus of the book is numbers, counting backwards, and colors with an introduction to the idea of Christmas and trees.

Tuesday, December 9, 2014

"Going to Visit Santa" Social Story

This story targets the skills of: visiting Santa at the mall or a store, waiting in line, sitting on Santa's lap, telling what you want for Christmas, and taking a picture with Santa.

Friday, December 5, 2014

"Say it to a Snowman" Language Activity

This flashcard game can be used to practice reciprocal language skills. Students will read the quote from the snowman and respond appropriately using commenting, empathy statements, and follow up questions.

Wednesday, December 3, 2014

Tuesday, December 2, 2014

Shopping for Holiday Decorations Money Skills Activity

A print-and-go set of holiday math / shopping activities for students working on money skills in elementary school or life skills classes. Put the sales flyers in a page protector and either cut out the task cards for single use or put them in a photo album or laminate for re-use.