Social Skills

Sorry, Not Sorry

Sorry, Not Sorry

During a lunch conversation with a friend the other day I was reminded that typical adults and children need to be aware of individuals with autism just as much as kids with autism need to be taught to function in the world around them. It goes both ways. We get...

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Teaching at the Farmer’s Market

Teaching at the Farmer’s Market

Spring has sprung which hopefully means somewhere near you is a blossoming Farmer’s Market! I love going to the Farmer’s Market – fresh produce, flowers, local meat, and fresh squeezed lemonade – it’s my favorite place to spend a Saturday morning. But what I love most...

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The Undercover Autistic in School

The Undercover Autistic in School

         How do you know if you are average or different? Well most likely someone had told you that the particular actions you do fit under the normal or abnormal category. Or perhaps you made a judgment of your own by examining those around you and making your own...

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Incorporating Games Into Your Day

Incorporating Games Into Your Day

Let’s talk about game in the classroom. They teach so many skills and they are so engaging! Turn taking, waiting, listening to peers just to name a few. I use them every single day in my classroom. Here’s a few ideas for incorporating them into your schedule and...

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How To Use Structured Play Boxes

How To Use Structured Play Boxes

I enjoy seeing all of the growth in all areas of development for all of our learners. This is because of our structured environment, visual supports, and many other curriculum and strategies that are put in place in our structured classroom. Independent play, play...

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