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ESL Amplified: Amplifying Your Instruction with Hands-On Activities

from Teachers Pay Teachers

Disability Fact Sheet - Autism Classroom Strategies

Disability Fact Sheet - Autism Classroom Strategies This might seem completley random, however, an idea just clicked, that the theme of my window could be a factfile, called 'label the parts'-- like the sheets you have to fill in when you're at school. and of course my store is called 'Parts' so it has a clever link to the store.

Mark Haddon's 'The curious incident of the dog in the night-time'. Brilliantly written. I felt like I was right with Christopher on his journey for peace and stability.

People look at me like I'm a monster when I talk about the future because I have realistic expectations of what life will be like for us. I will have a dependant adult, I don't know how I will cope with that and yes it scares me. Why is that such an awful thing to say?

from The Mommy View

Why Saying "Calm Down" To Your Kids Doesn't Actually Work

"Calm down" is a phrase that we all use, especially with kids when experiencing intense emotions. Here are some alternative phrases that just might yield better results, and an action plan to put them in place.

from The Mighty

27 Memes That Nail What It's Like to Be an 'Autism Parent'

Autism awareness: Being a parent is challenging & being a parent to a child with special needs is even more challenging. This doesn't mean that I'm a hero or my kid is a hero. We aren't brave. We are living. We experience the world differently.

Visual for choices when a child is feeling frustrated. This could be general for an entire class or contain specific choices for an individual student.

Lego learning games - exploring Lego and play dough. This is a great activity for sensory play, imaginative play, letter recognition and sight words. This would be great to use in an autism classroom while learning long vowel sounds with silent E.