ASD Resources

 

World Autism Day 2022 

World Autism Day

Saturday April 2, 2022

Celebrate Neurodiversity




Social Narratives

Social Narratives can help students on the autism spectrum with daily and typical routines throughout their day.

 

Societal

Coronavirus (Covid-19)

Emergency Drills at School

Fire Drill

Tornado Drill

Shelter in Place Drill

New School Year related Social Narratives

Please review them with your child daily to help improve transitions and daily interactions.

First Day of School

Riding the Bus to School

Saying the Pledge of Allegiance

Using a Schedule

Using a Work Table

Listening to My Teacher Read a Story

I Finish My Work

Raising My Hand

Quiet Voice

Covering My Cough and Sneeze

Transitions

Cleaning Up the Room

Recess

Using the Rest Room

Washing Hands

Cafeteria - Choosing Food

Cafeteria - Carrying My Tray

Cafeteria - Waiting with Friends

Cafeteria - I Eat My Own Food

 

APPS

These Apps are Free and can be useful for parents:

Symbol-IT - You record yourself talking and it populates the symbols. It comes in PCS (Boardmaker), LAMP, and Unity (sequenced and one hit)... this would be perfect for kiddos who need additional visual support.

Examples:

LAMP

PCS

Unity Language

Social emotional:

ABA emotions
Emotions
Going places
Isequences
My life skills box SSD MSD Full

Reading:
Inference ace

Receptive:

WH-questions
See touch learn
Signs
ABA planet Lite


SEEING OTHER PEOPLE WEARING MASKS

Seeing Other People Wearing Masks

AUTISM SPECIFIC RESOURCES FOR FAMILIES

Autism Specific Resources for Families

SUPPORTING INDIVIDUALS WITH AUTISM THROUGH UNCERTAIN TIMES

UNC Frank Porter Graham Child Development Institute Autism Team publication "Supporting Individuals with Autism through Uncertain Times"

REFERRAL TO ASD DISTRICT COACHING TEAM

Forms for teacher referrals for ASD District Coaching Team assistance can be found in the "EC and Support Staff" Shared Google Drive as well as the "EC Instructional Staff - Documents" folder in the OneDrive.

"TIDBITS"

10 Facts about Autism Spectrum Disorder:

1.  ASD affects about 1 in 68 in the United States, with more children identified than ever before.

2.  ASD is about 4 times more likely in boys than girls

3.  ASD affects children of all racial, ethnic, and socioeconomic groups.

4.  ASD is a spectrum disorder, which means that every child with ASD has different skills, challenges, and need.

5.  While do not know all of the causes of ASD, we have learned that there are likely many contributing factors, including genes, early brain development, and the environment.

6.  ASD can be reliably diagnosed by age 2, but children may be diagnosed at earlier ages.

7.  Early identification of ASD helps children get the services they need.

8.  There is no "cure" for ASD, but there are several interventions that can help children learn important skills that improve everyday life.

9.  Typically, the earlier children are diagnosed and receive services, the better their outcomes are.

10.              Children with ASD can learn and succeed in the classroom and beyond. Like every child, with the help of their families, providers, doctors, specialists, and communities, kids with ASD can thrive

https://www.acf.hhs.gov/ecd/