The links on this page offer a variety of resources for teachers, as well as parents and other caregivers, many of which are free.
“In my experience working with children with autism, I’ve learned that providing a firm structure to build upon and giving kids the ability to work within guidelines is the key to enabling them to explore their own creativity.”
-Seth Busching, teacher
Some of Our Favorite Learning Resources…
We’ll add to this list regularly, and welcome your suggestions. To recommend a site you’ve found helpful, offer a valuable tip or share a story about a creative teaching strategy you’ve used, please contact us.
Reading Resources for Kids — Dare to Excel!
This site was suggested to us by Erika, a student at Cleary Mountain Elementary School in Virginia. Her teacher contacted us to let us know that students in her class had been using the Awe in Autism Resources/Learning page for an English project, and that Erika hoped we’d add this link, another of her favorites. Thanks for bringing this to our attention, Erika!
Fun, interative problem-solving applications using proven behavioral techniques.
Free downloadable communication cards, songs, and other print resources, as well as items for purchase.
Fun and interactive site to help children learn to read.
Mrs.Perkins’ Dolch Words
Worksheets, flashcards, and games devoted to Dolch words, 220 words that must be learned by sight. Also includes data collection materials.
Math Worksheet Wizard
Downloadable worksheets for any level of math ability.
ABA Educational Resources Ltd
More free picture cards
Free lesson plans, structured learning activities, flash cards and more
Autism teaching tools, including videos on using picture communication cards, transition tips for students with autism and peer initiation strategies, great list of resources and links