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"Why Won't You Look Me In The Eye?" Helping Educators Understand the Needs of Autistic Students

Provides insight, advice, and strategies for teachers of secondary education to help their Autistic students communicate better with peers, teachers, and other school staff.
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"Why Won't You Look Me In The Eye?" Helping Educators Understand the Needs of Autistic Students
  • Sara Kaplan says:
    An amazing E-Kit that provides everything from a Lesson Plan to a Question prompt so you can have a Q & A with your students. It's a fun and informative way to spread awareness about Autism!
  • Sara Kaplan says:
    This is a great video that shows teachers' perspectives on what it's like to teach autistic students, as well as provides insight into autism itself. It brings you a closer look at how autism presents itself in a classroom, and how we as upper-level teachers can relate better to these students.
  • Sara Kaplan says:
    An excellent list of different types of technology that can assist Autistic students in the classroom (and at home).
  • Autism and Teenagers

    Website
    allpsychologycareers.com
    allpsychologycareers.com
    Sara Kaplan says:
    Describes some of the issues that teenagers with Autism face on a daily basis and some solutions on how to deal with it.
  • Sara Kaplan says:
    Watch an eye-opening video about Autism created by kids who have Autism. Provides a general understanding of Autism for newcomers. You'd be surprised that someone you know could be Autistic and not even know it---Autism is a complex spectrum and not always obvious. This video will help you begin to understand.
  • Sara Kaplan says:
    If you can overlook the bad video voice editing aspect, this video is an EXCELLENT collection of information about Autism, covering everything from attributes of the autistic person, to famous cases of autism (Temple Grandin), how some may be higher functioning than others, how Autistics have a variety of thought processes, and the basic types of Autism. A wonderful way to delve deeper into the topic of Autism for the newcomer who doesn't know much about the subject.
  • Visual Supports

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    iidc.indiana.edu
    iidc.indiana.edu
    Sara Kaplan says:
    Provides actual supports that teachers can use in order to communicate nonverbally with nonverbal students, helping everyone work together in a variety of situations.
  • Sara Kaplan says:
    Meet some kids with Autism who tell you what it's like from their eyes, like the narrator herself, who has Asperger's Syndrome (a high-functioning Autistic).
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    22 Tips for Teaching Students with Autism Spectrum Disorders

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    Sara Kaplan says:
    An Experienced Educator provides practical tips for those who are new to teaching Autistic students. This is a critical list of reminders when venturing into a new classroom (especially if you already know that you will be working with an Autistic student). It will help you understand what the Autistic student needs in order to feel more at ease in the classroom as well as have a more productive learning experience.
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Racheal LeckroneHigh School Non-Departmental English Language Arts Math History & Social Studies ScienceMay 08, 2017
I use visual supports from the symbolstyx program so that any instructional supports match my students' communication program, proloquo2go, which also uses symbolstyx. I work with my non-verbal students to develop picture choices related to content in order to increase classroom participation and encourage communication between students.