Two awesome places to find resources for teachers and parents to best support their children are Teachers Pay Teachers and Autism Adventures.
Teachers Pay Teachers is the go-to platform created by teachers, for teachers to access the community, content, and tools they need to teach at their best. Founded in 2006, TpT provides a marketplace for teachers to exchange instructional materials and access easy-to-use digital tools. Today, TpT empowers teachers with the world’s largest catalog of over 5 million pieces of educator-created content. Our community of more than 7 million educators — including 85% of PreK-12 U.S. teachers — use TpT to save time, support students, and learn from each other. [Taken directly from their website]
Learn about their online platform, which was created by teachers for teachers. Join Teachers Pay Teachers for free or sign up for the annual account. You can also raise funds for Teachers Pay Teachers resources through TpT ClassFund.
Melissa Finch is the owner and operator Autism Adventures. She was an elementary public school teacher special education teacher for 7 years. Currently, she is staying home with her child while juggling her business. She believes that networking and professional development can make a difference in student’s lives.
If you’re a teacher who works with students who have autism or a parent of a child with autism (grades PreK-12th), Melissa’s Autism Adventures resources may be helpful. There are a variety of resources that you can purchase and occasionally grab a freebie. Below are a few.
- Calm down kits
- Life skills
- Behavioral management
- Social narratives
- Visual supports
- Binder basics work system
This site has hundreds of visually fun and helpful resources, you can spend a lot of time browsing.
Resources: Autism, children, and teens
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