Helping Families Build Strong Foundations for Home Learning
School and home are two very different types of settings, both in physical structure and in function, but sometimes circumstances dictate we must merge the two. How can we help families build a strong foundation of systems that will support behavior and learning at home? We can start by looking at the systems we have in place… Read More Helping Families Build Strong Foundations for Home Learning
Learning at Home: A Family’s Guide to Prompting
Prompts are necessary for ALL new learning. Whether learning at school, at home, or out in the community we all learn new skills with the use of prompts. TTAC ODU has a free downloadable guide that provides families with information on what prompts are, how to use them, and how to fade them. The guide… Read More Learning at Home: A Family’s Guide to Prompting
Home-Learning Visual Schedule
We all need structure and routine! There are times when students and families are faced with the challenge of a disrupted routine, especially when learning must occur at home for any reason. TTAC ODU has a free downloadable Home-Learning Visual Schedule Example that includes 20 symbols that can be used during home learning, two schedule… Read More Home-Learning Visual Schedule
VDOE’s SEIS Resource Repository
VDOE’s Department of Special Education and Student Services, Office of Instructional Services (SEIS) created a new document, the SEIS Resource Repository, for educators and instructional leaders in the field. These resources are focused on serving students with disabilities, across a variety of topics and content areas and are reflective of the current challenges of serving… Read More VDOE’s SEIS Resource Repository
“Learning at Home” Video Social Story
When schools are closed for any reason, it can be difficult for students to understand why they are not going to school and that they must do school work from home. This video social story explains what learning may look like in the home. Students can watch it as many times as needed! This video… Read More “Learning at Home” Video Social Story
A Family’s Guide to Prompting
Prompting is a part of ALL learning. This guide can be downloaded and given to families to help them effectively using prompting at home.
Home-Learning Visual Schedule Example Packet
This downloadable visual schedule example packet contains 20 symbols for home-learning, a blank symbol schedule, and a blank write-in schedule form, along with a brief introduction to visual schedules.
Ten Ideas for Keeping Students with Diverse Learning Needs Engaged at Home
This resource, from Educating All Learners Alliance, provides ideas of collaborative things that families and teachers can do for each of the 10 ideas discussed.
5 Tips for Reaching Out to Families During a Crisis
This downloadable handout, written by Robert Taibbi, LCSW, provides teachers with 5 simple ways to support parents during a crisis.
“Learning at Home” Video Social Story
When schools are closed for any reason, it can be difficult for students to understand why they are not going to school and that they must do school work from home. This video social story explains what learning may look like in the home. Students can watch it as many times as needed! Please complete this request form and you will be provided with a link to the video.
Supporting Individuals with Autism Through Uncertain Times
This downloadable packet from UNC FPG Child Development Institute contains information, strategies, and resources related to supporting individuals with ASD. This packet has also been translated into many different languages and they can be accessed on AFIRM’s website.
Free Boardmaker Activities to Go
Free, downloadable, ready to go lessons! Includes leveled lessons, activities, and communication boards for each topic.
Free Social Emotional Learning Activities
Lessons, activities, and printables to support social emotional learning across age levels from Centervention. Can be adapted or modified for home use.
20 Tips for an Effective Video IEP Meeting
This resource from Stetson & Associates provides simple tips for helping the process of conducting virtual IEP meetings run smoothly.
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Classroom Structure for ASD
An online presentation to demonstrate compartmentalization and structure in a self- contained classroom for students with autism.
Writing with Alternative Pencils
Alternative Pencils give students access to the alphabet and can help students with significant and/or intellectual disabilities engage in emergent literacy activities. This module demonstrates five different types of alternative pencils.
VCU-ACE Foundations of Autism Spectrum Disorder Self-Paced Course
This course provides participants with an understanding of the primary characteristics of ASD, which include impairments in communication and social development and the presence of repetitive patterns of behavior as well as sensory processing issues. The course covers ASD through the lifespan.
Autism Focused Intervention Resources and Modules
Sign up for a free account to gain access to learning modules and resources on Evidence Based Practices in Autism.