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Crafty and Creative DIY Ideas for Middle and High School Special Education Classrooms

Crafty and Creative DIY Ideas for Middle and High School Special Education Classrooms Creating an engaging and supportive learning environment is crucial for the success of middle and high school students with special needs. This blog post is brimming with practical, innovative DIY ideas tailored for special education classrooms. Designed for life skills teachers, special […]

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Navigating Back-to-School: Scheduling Appointments for Middle and High School Students with Autism and Related IDDs

Navigating Back-to-School: Scheduling Appointments for Students with Special Needs

Navigating Back-to-School: Scheduling Appointments for Students with Special Needs As we gear up for another exciting school year, it’s essential to equip ourselves with the tools to navigate the journey ahead. For middle and high school students with autism and related intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDDs), mastering the skill of scheduling medical and personal appointments

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Embracing Structure and Stability During Summer Break

Embracing Structure and Stability During Summer Break

Embracing Structure and Stability During Summer Break Routine provides structure, predictability, and a sense of security for our children, helping them navigate the world with confidence and ease. However, when summer break rolls around, it can disrupt the familiar rhythms of the school year, posing challenges for teens and parents alike. Let’s explore the importance

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Nurturing Independence: Creating Autism-Friendly Learning Materials for Life Skills

Creating Autism-Friendly Learning Materials for Life Skills

Creating Autism-Friendly Learning Materials for Life Skills As a parent of an adult child with autism, I understand the importance of equipping our loved ones with the necessary life skills to navigate the world with confidence and independence. Teaching life skills to teens and young adults with autism is vital for their personal growth and

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Navigating Family Outings with a Teen or Young Adult with Autism: Tips for Success

Tips for Successful Outings with Your Autistic Child

Tips for Successful Outings with Your Autistic Child Parenthood is a journey filled with joy, challenges, and endless learning experiences. For parents of teens or young adults with autism, family outings may seem daunting at times. But fear not because, with some preparation, patience, and understanding, you can turn these outings into memorable and enjoyable

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Strategies for Teaching Personal Hygiene to Teens with Autism

Strategies for Teaching Personal Hygiene to Teens with Autism

Strategies for Teaching Personal Hygiene to Teens with Autism Navigating personal hygiene can be a journey filled with challenges for autistic teens and young adults. As a parent or caregiver, you understand the importance of teaching these essential life skills to foster independence and confidence in your child. Today, I want to share some practical

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Unlocking Potential: Adaptive Sports and Fitness for Teens with Autism

Adaptive Sports and Fitness for Teens with Special Needs

Adaptive Sports and Fitness for Teens with Special Needs Navigating the world of autism can be challenging, especially when it comes to finding activities that not only engage but also empower our children. As a parent or caregiver, you may often wonder how to best support your teen or young adult with autism in discovering

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Effective Communication Strategies for Non-Verbal Teens and Adults with Autism Blog Post for Parents

Effective Communication Strategies for Non-Verbal Teens and Adults with Autism

Effective Communication Strategies for Non-Verbal Teens and Adults with Autism Parenting a non-verbal teen or adult with autism can be both challenging and rewarding. It’s essential to remember that every individual with autism is unique, and their communication needs vary. This blog post explores effective communication strategies to help you connect with your non-verbal son

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Empowering Independence Innovative Classroom Strategies and Resources for Life Skills Teachers Blog Post

Innovative Classroom Strategies and Resources for Life Skills Teachers

Being the parent of an adult child with autism has been an incredible journey filled with unique challenges and joys. Equipping our children with essential life skills becomes a top priority as they transition into adulthood. Life skills such as communication, self-care, and independent living are crucial for their self-sufficiency and overall well-being. In this

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