August 1, 2020

I purchased a set of task cards about calculating the unit price to see which of two items is a "better" purchase (that is, which item costs less per ounce, for example). I made this instructional story to teach one of my tutoring students about the concept of unit pri...

July 23, 2020

Earlier this year (before the pandemic), I had so much fun volunteering to lead an activity building electric circuits at a day program for adults with disabilities.

The participants in the activity were seated at different tables, and I made a different circuit activit...

July 17, 2020

I created this graphic organizer based on information that I read in this book. I find the book really helpful, and you can read my review of it here:


July 12, 2020

I made this activity years ago, but I just realized that it could work well for one of my students. So, I updated a couple of things on it, and thought I would share it with y'all as well.

This e-book of printable activities is written for children who have an underst...

July 9, 2020

I have a new online tutoring student for math, and we're about to start working on the concept of arrays for multiplication. This student loves dogs, so I updated this mini-unit for the student's interests and thought I'd share it here too!

You can download it free at t...

July 5, 2020

"Joining" is a great approach for building a social connection with your children or students. With joining, we observe the child or student to see what activities they find interesting (particularly their "stims") and then we do the same activity alongside them (but w...

June 22, 2020

Quick, less than 5 minute, tip for reading comprehension for students with autism. Using a primer passage is a simple strategy that can be used with almost any text or story.

Check out the video here:

I've also made a free set of outer space themed reading passages th...

June 16, 2020

If you've been following me a while, you know I think it's important to teach science to students with autism. With all of the other skills our students are working on, science is easy to overlook. It might not seem as important as communication or social skills, but i...

June 12, 2020

My family really enjoys the game "Codenames." In this game, you give single word clues to try to help your teammates guess which words match the clue.

One of my students is working on identifying the "main idea" of paragraphs, and I really like this game for helping de...

June 8, 2020

I made this for one of my students to work on writing paragraphs about a specific topic. How I use it is:

  1. Show a picture of something to write about,

  2. Use this form to make notes about the topic and some details/observations about the picture, and

  3. Wr...

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