Using TAH Curriculum for Homeschooling from a Homeschooling Parent

Categories: Parent Perspective

Hello, everyone! I am the mom of three amazing boys with Autism. I am a former special education teacher, but now I homeschool my boys. 

I turned my dining room into my classroom.  For direct instruction, we work one-on-one at my desk. I also have a small table that they use for independent work and table tasks with our OT. Our kitchen table is used for group work and for table tasks with our SLP and BCBA.

How I Use TAH to Homeschool My Children

The Autism Helper Daily Leveled Curriculum is the curriculum I use to homeschool my three boys. I researched many curriculums before I made my choice. There are many things that I love about it. The pages are not overstimulating. Many curriculums try to load too many things onto one page. This curriculum is well thought out. The content is very visual and is broken down into units that flow together nicely. I call it my roadmap because it helps me stay focused and on track. Most importantly, it focuses on academics and proves that kids with autism can achieve academic success.

My 3 boys have very different abilities. My oldest son, Davyd’s current TAH Curriculum is Level 1.5 for Reading Comprehension and Language Arts, Level 2 for Social Studies, Science, Functional Literacy, Functional Math, and Level 3 for Math. My middle son, Ben’s TAH Curriculum is Level 0.5 for Language Arts, Social Studies, and Science and Level 1 for Math. My youngest son, George is learning Level 0.5 Language Arts, Social Studies and Science and Level 1 Reading Comprehension and Math.

I homeschool my boys all year round, but we take short breaks for illnesses, fun outings, etc. Typically, we do one page a day in each subject. I also use supplemental materials from The Autism Helper. For example, when my oldest started learning “Who” questions, I bought the Who am I? TAH adapted book. I also teach with toys or activities to give them a multi-sensory approach to what we are learning and to build fluency. 

We have had many successes using The Autism Helper Curriculum since we started with it last year. When we first started, Ben and George could not trace lines, now they are writing many letters independently. They started last year barely able to identify numbers, now they are counting. They also know their letters and have increased their vocabulary. Davyd started last year with Level 1 Math and has skyrocketed to Level 3. He is understanding WH questions for the first time and we discovered that he loves Social Studies! His favorite unit was the government, so I bought him some early readers on George Washington and Abraham Lincoln.

This curriculum has been a wonderful resource for us. Most curriculums I looked at didn’t match my children’s abilities. The Autism Helper Blog and community have helped me with great ideas, whenever I needed help or had a question. For my children, it was the best choice. 


Kristie Glos, B.S. JD


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