Tools for Professionals

365 Days of Autism
We know you live with the joys and challenges of Autism every day. Our mission is to provide you with affordable and practical programs that will help you organize home programs that foster learning, social interaction, and FUN!
365daysofautism.com

ABPathfinder
ABPathfinder revolutionizes Autism therapy through applied technology. Our cloud-based software dramatically improves the efficiency and effectiveness of Autism therapy by significantly reducing paperwork and improving data outcomes. Baselines, discrete trials, real-time data collection and graphing, customizable skillsets – all of the complex processes of ABA therapy in a comprehensive package built specifically for therapy professionals. ABPathfinder puts therapists in front of kids instead of paper, ensuring they get the help they need. Better therapy tools result in better outcomes for kids. 
www.ABPathfinder.com

ACE® - Autism Curriculum Encyclopedia®
The Autism Curriculum Encyclopedia (ACE) is our comprehensive web-based educational application.  Based on close to 40 years of curriculum development, research and implementation, the ACE includes assessment tools, customizable lesson plans, and data-based reporting systems.  Developed by the Ph.D.s, BCBAs and special educators at The New England Center for Children® The ACE is being used by consultants, private, public and collaborative schools, including the Boston and New York City Public schools.  The ACE is your affordable, online curriculum solution for students with autism.
www.necc.org

The ASD Nest Model: A Framework for Inclusive Education for Higher Functioning Children With Autism Spectrum Disorders
by Shirley Cohen, PhD and Lauren Hough, MsEd
This well-researched and evidence-based program was formulated in response to the severe shortage of educational programs designed for higher functioning school age children with ASD. The program uses a positive behavior support approach and incorporate strategies that address areas of difficulties common in children with ASD, specifically sensory functioning, social relatedness, self-regulation, managing anxiety, and selective cognitive problems.
aacpublishing.net

Asperger Strength Audio Program
An audio program (8 CDs plus CD-ROM with written outline) for parents, educators, counselors, and physicians of kids with AS. It covers information on characteristics of AS, strategies for home and school, behavior management, depression and anxiety as they co-occur with AS, and issues around caregiver burnout.
aspergerstrength.com

Autism ABA Curriculum 
Autism ABA Curriculum encompasses more than 150 discrete trial programs, divided into 12 categories.  Each category aims to develop a specific set of skills by applying distinct methodologies.The curriculum is a compilation of the latest and most successful treatment methods for autism spectrum disorders. Each program has been tested in actual therapy environments and its effectiveness has been thoroughly established. This program is the perfect, cost-efficient solution to introduce research-based ABA techniques without straining your budget. Returning users get a special discount! 
www.autismabacurriculum.com

Autism in Action
Autism In Action® was founded in 2001 by Dr. Beverly Braman (BCBA-D) and Dr. Susan Catlett (BCBA-D). Their goal is to help parents, teachers, and others who participate in the lives of individuals diagnosed with autism and related disorders learn how to use applied behavior analysis (ABA) as a part of everyday life. They offer 42 "How-To" Teaching Programs, the Instructional Objectives Handbook, and the Autism and ABA: A "How-To" Handbook for Teachers.
autisminaction.com

Autism Behavior Toolbox
Autism Behavior Toolbox is the most recent addition to the Behavior Toolbox Series and is specifically designed to support and help teachers and their assistants manage the behavior of children with autism. A wide range of people in mental health and healthcare will also find it valuable in providing a good working knowledge of autism treatment. The concept of the Autism Behavior Toolbox continues in the same tradition as the Child and Adolescent Toolbox software where parameters based on age, context, and specific behavior return a range of research based intervention strategies.
www.conductmanagement.com

Autism Classroom
AutismClassroom.com is an online resource for parents, educators and administrators about setting up classrooms, setting up home and teaching children with autism. AutismClassroom.com provides free teaching materials, information on free and low cost trainings and mobile apps.
www.autismclassroom.com

Autism Education
Our primary purpose is to provide information and training to families and professionals regarding best practices in autism treatment.
www.autismeducation.net

Autism Educators, Inc.
Autism Educators, Inc., provides Special Education teachers, Speech Language Pathologists, therapists and parents with unique high-quality activities to help aid in mastery of IEP Goals for Special Needs students, focusing on Autism. With a vast variety of both free and paid activities, all are available for immediate download to use at your convenience. Special requests and customized items are available upon request. 
www.AutismEducators.com

Autism Internet Modules
The Autism Internet Modules were developed with one aim in mind: to make comprehensive, up-to-date, and usable information on autism accessible and applicable to educators, other professionals, and families who support individuals with autism spectrum disorders (ASD). Written by experts from across the U.S., all online modules are free, and are designed to promote understanding of, respect for, and equality of persons with ASD.
www.autisminternetmodules.org

Autism and Online Learning: A Guide for Teachers
With autism on the rise, many schools struggle to meet the needs of autistic students. Here’s a resource created by OnlineEducation.net that provides information on giving children with autism the resources they need to succeed in school.
www.onlineeducation.net

AutismPro
AutismPro helps school districts, early intervention providers, and government organizations work with children with autism.
www.autismpro.com

Autism Speaks School Community Tool Kit
This tool kit is intended to be a support for the general education and administrative school staff who interact with students with autism in various capacities.
www.autismspeaks.org/school

Autism Spectrum Disorder: Knowledge Path
A guide to resources about ASD screening, diagnosis, treatment, care, and impact on family life.  It includes tools for health care practices; training; improving state systems and services; research; and finding data and statistics, journal articles, reports, and other materials.  From the Maternal and Child Health Library at Georgetown University. 
www.mchlibrary.org/KnowledgePaths/kp_autism.html

Autism Teaching Tools
Products include: books, flashcards, social stories, workbooks, teaching curricula and more! Ship to anywhere in the US.
www.autismteachingtools.net

Autism Training Solutions
We provide solutions to the ever-growing responsibility of training parents and professionals. Our business aim is to use online video technology to educate industry professionals in evidence-based intervention methods, ultimately enhancing the lives of children with autism.
www.autismtrainingsolutions.com

Autism Vision: Creating Classroom Connections
These audiovisual programs are specifically designed to foster the social inclusion of individuals on the autism spectrum in schools.  A Facilitator’s Guide provides instructions for teachers or other advocates on how to effectively implement the classroom presentation, along with suggested activities that reinforce main learning points. Different programs are designed for specific audiences.
For Children with Autism
For Children with High-Functioning Autism and Asperger Syndrome
For Adolescents with Autism
For Adolescents with High-Functioning Autism and Asperger Syndrome
Creating Autism Awareness in Elementary School Staff

AWEtism Productions
AWEtism Productions is a media company that creates autism training materials suitable for parents & professionals everywhere. Our materials feature "The S.U.C.C.E.S.S. Approach", now heralded as the new best-practice intervention model for people with autism! Beyond our SUCCESS training DVD's we also provide a "SUCCESS Video Analysis" service wherein we review film of you with your child/student, and offer "SUCCESS advise" including both theories & methods thought to improve the child's care.
awetismproductions.com

Behavior Imaging Solutions
Behavior Imaging Solutions develops solutions to facilitate the observational, analytical and collaborative needs of Behavioral Healthcare and Special Education professionals. We enable collaboration and consultation between patients and parents through video capture and a secure health record application that allows users to store, share and annotate video files.
www.behaviorimaging.com

Body Talk: Teaching Students with Disabilities about Body Language
by Pat Crissey 
Children and teens with autism and other developmental disabilities can be taught the language of nonverbal communication with the practical strategies developed by veteran special education teacher Pat Crissey. More than 100 activities break down elements of body language into teachable components.Through role playing, games, art activities, watching video clips, and using worksheets, quizzes, and charts, she shows busy educators, speech-language pathologists, and parents how to teach body language. Includes companion CD-ROM.
www.woodbinehouse.com

Bringing ABA
Bringing ABA is dedicated to supporting professionals and caregivers with embedding the principles of applied behavior analysis (ABA) into the everyday lives of individuals with autism spectrum disorders (ASD) and other disabilities.
bringingaba.com

Caring for Caregivers
An education and support group curriculum, Caring for Caregivers is designed for professionals or paraprofessionals to use to help caregivers of individuals with autism across the lifespan reduce the stress, burden, depression and anxiety related to caregiving. Different programs are available for specific groups:
For Groups of Caregivers of Young Children with ASD
For Groups of Caregivers of School Aged Children with ASD
For Groups of Caregivers of Adolescents and Young Adults with ASD
For Groups of Caregivers of Adults with ASD

Competent Learner Model
Tucci Learning Solutions provides a range of educational support services and products to parents and educators of children with a variety of behavioral challenges. Our Competent Learner Model (CLM) has over 600 individual scope and sequenced lesson plans specific to developing the educational and behavioral repertoires of children with autism and other developmental disabilities. The model has proven very effective at merging ABA with special education classrooms.
www.tuccionline.com

Creative Teaching CAP
Creative Teaching CAP is a special education company dedicated to creating a comprehensive suite of measurable learning tools that is proven to help autistic and special needs students thrive. Creative Teaching CAP offers the first integrated system of learning tools that is proven to achieve quantifiable results.
www.creativeteachingcap.com

DT Trainer
The DT Trainer (DTT) is like having an extra teaching assistant in the classroom or home. The product incorporates principles of Applied Behavioral Analysis (ABA) enabling independent use by some of the most challenging to educate individuals. The DTT is used in over 1100 school districts, hundreds of private institutions, & thousands of homes from young children to adults whom are developmentally 2-9 years old. There are over 256 content programs 100s of selectable reinforcers.
www.dttrainer.com

Eden Autism Services Free Webinars: Teaching Students with Autism
This program provides free monthly webinars and "live chats," free lesson plans, and online discussion forums to help teachers connect and collaborate on the best practices for supporting students with autism.
Effective Strategies for Students in Grades PreK-5
Effective Strategies for Students Grades 6-12

Educate Autism
Educate Autism is a website dedicated to helping those working with children with autism by providing free teaching materials, various tutorials to help you make your own teaching aids  and articles to provide information about teaching methods and behavioral principles.
www.educateautism.com

Facing Your Fears: Group Therapy for Managing Anxiety in Children with High-Functioning Autism Spectrum Disorders
Anxiety is one of the biggest challenges faced by children with high-functioning autism spectrum disorders and Asperger syndrome. Help them conquer their fears—and participate more fully in home, school, and community life—with this innovative group therapy program for children 8–14 years old and their parents.
www.brookespublishing.com

Friends Like You. Friends Like Me.
Friends Like You. Friends Like Me. is an educational community outreach initiative of Children's Specialized Hospital, designed to help educate children about autism spectrum disorder and provide the tools necessary to facilitate friendships among children. This program encourages recognition of children's similarities, reinforces the common desire to be accepted and have friends, demystifies autism in an age-appropriate manner, and promotes inclusion, respect, and friendship between children of all abilities in all facets of their lives.
www.childrens-specialized.org

Go Out and Play! Kit
The CDC "Learn the Signs. Act Early." campaign has created this kit for childcare and early education providers, rich in developmentally appropriate games and activities for children 3-5 years of age. This free kit also contains information about monitoring developmental milestones, and tips for talking to parents when a developmental delay is suspected.
www.cdc.gov

H3 Consultants, Inc.
H3 Consultants, Inc. has developed a behavior based training program for parents and professionals that focuses on providing you with the skills necessary to be your child's home based therapist. Our goal is not to replace your behavioral therapist but to augment the training your receive from them with your own precision therapy training.
www.h3consultants.com

Have Fun Teaching
Worksheets, coloring pages, flash cards, activities, videos, songs and more tools that teach every standard.
havefunteaching.com

How to Be a Para Pro: A Comprehensive Training Manual for Paraprofessionals
www.amazon.com

How to Set Up A Classroom for Students with Autism
A Manual for Teachers, Para-Professionals and Administrators
www.autismclassroom.com

The Incredible 5-Point Scale: The Significantly Improved and Expanded Second Edition
Assisting students in understanding social interactions and controlling their emotional response. Includes free CD with blank scales.
www.5pointscale.com

The Incredbile Flexible You: A Social Thinking Curriculum for the Preschool and Early Elementary Years
This series is helpful for all 4-7 year old kids, and essential for those with high-functioning ASD or other social learning challenges! The curriculum guide includes instructional lesson plans, 10 storybooks for children, and a NEW Tom Chapin CD!
socialthinking.com

Innovative Learning
Leading resources for accredited and certified autism-related online courses.
innovative-learning.com

Kids Need to Know
This power point presentation introduces and explains Aspergers Syndrome to teachers, classmates, friends, family, or home school groups....leading to understanding and more positive interactions. Teachers or counselors can use this presentation in a classroom setting when explaining Aspergers Syndrome to students.
www.tools2growkids.com

Learning Style Profile for Children with Autism Spectrum Disorders
The Learning Style Profile for Children with Autism Spectrum Disorders (LSP) is designed to assist teachers, therapists and parents with understanding an individual child's Learning Style characteristics and patterns. All children have strategies or preferences that allow them to gain information from their environment in order to negotiate social interactions. These strategies and preferences can be viewed as Learning Styles. Unfortunately, children with autism spectrum disorders may demonstrate an atypical learning style profile that leads toward interaction challenges in these social arenas.
Kindle Edition
iBooks Edition

Lesley University Autism Certificate Program Online
The Lesley University 15-credit Autism Certificate is designed for those seeking to improve their understanding of the disorders. The certificate focuses on theory, best practice and program options for students with ASD, derived from current research in the field. This may be taken as an Advanced Professional Certificate.
www.lesley.edu
*Lesley also offers an Individually Designed Masters in Education program

Make Friends with Autism
Make Friends with Autism is a community-focused education initiative that encourages understanding, inclusion, support, and appreciation of people and families with autism. Through a generous grant from Kohl's, Children's Specialized Hospital in New Jersey provides materials to businesses, recreation providers, neighbors and families to support the integration of people with autism into community life.
www.childrens-specialized.org

Making Art Special, Second Edition
A guide to teaching art to children with cognitive and motor disabilities in a classroom or other setting. Includes over fifty, full color, illustrated lessons, with step-by-step instructions, as well as helpful information for creating your own lessons. The new and improved second edition contains larger pictures.
makingartspecial.com

Maximum Potential Kids
Maximum Potential's courses empower parents and teachers to provide ABA therapy in any environment. Created by two PhD BCBA's, the program on 8 DVD's contains 17 modules that give instructors the necessary skills to set up an effective and affordable in-home ABA program.
www.maximumpotentialkids.com

National Education Association
Get ready for back to school with this practical online guide. Veteran educators share advice and ideas for starting the school year off right.
www.nea.org/backtoschool

Natural Learning Concepts
Autism and special needs tools that teach you to suceed.
www.nlconcepts.com
Click here to view a Teacher Letter for Children with Autism from Natural Learning Concepts.

On a Lark! Creative Movement for Children
by Larkin Barnett
Discover an easy, non-competitive ‘move-at-your-own-pace’ program for children. They explore their full movement potential while building self-esteem! Children become aware of body language and its relationship to words! This scientific approach promotes problem solving with an emphasis on a movement vocabulary and elements inherent in all movement – sports/fitness/dance/martial arts/therapy.
www.kidsfitnessbooks.com

PCI Education
PCI Education has been developing materials for the special education and struggling learner population for nearly 20 years.
www.pcieducation.com

Peer Mentoring Program Training Manual
www.autismspeaks.org/docs/Peer_Mentoring_Program_Training_Manual.pdf

Phillip Roy, Inc: Character Education and Life Skill Programs
Phillip Roy, Inc. is a publisher of innovative life skills and preschool curricula. The educational materials are available in duplicable book, duplicable/networkable CD_ROM and interactive online formats. We have materials appropriate for special needs students from preschool through high school/adult education. This program stresses parent/teacher/caregiver involvement in their youth's education.
www.philliproy.com

Project ENABLE (Expanding Nondiscriminatory Access by Librarians Everywhere) 
Project ENABLE provides high quality, comprehensive, train-the trainer continuing education program for school librarians nationwide. This freely-available, accessible Web-based training site contains a series of self-paced learning modules. Within each module, the learner will find content in a variety of formats (text, video, audio, graphics, etc.) and related activities and resources. 
projectenable.syr.edu

Radiant Child Yoga Program (RCYP)
RCYP is a comprehensive training program for teaching yoga to children of all ages. We welcome you to view our training schedule, find a trained teacher in your area, and learn more about the magical world of Radiant Child Yoga. Yoga for children is a natural way to exercise, relax, focus, and strengthen the body/mind/spirit connection. Studies show that yoga is an effective self-help therapy for ADD/ADHD, Autism, and general health and well-being of all children.
www.childrensyoga.com

Rethink
Rethink is an award-winning program model for supporting children with autism and related disabilities using Applied Behavior Analysis-based (ABA) teaching strategies. Our dynamic online solution includes an individualized assessment process, tracking tools that can be accessed through mobile devices, and a comprehensive video-based curriculum for training parents, teachers and caregivers – all developed by nationally recognized experts in the field.  Trained clinicians are also available to provide support via phone, video conferencing and online chat.  
rethinkfirst.com

ReThink Higher Ed
ReThink Higher Ed® is a new approach to education of the unique learner. We provide teachers, parents, and educational innovators comprehensive curriculum and administrative guides designed for high school and college age students challenged with intellectual disabilities and learning disabilities.
www.rethinkhighered.com

Scholastic Intervention Solutions, LLC
Scholastic Intervention Solutions, LLC offers existing educators in the public and private sectors a fully supported ABA program to manage and navigate all the core operations of the Autism ABA Program Continuum. Scholastic Intervention Solutions leverages modern technology to provide school districts a scalable infrastructure with a turn-key suite of tools and support services that manages the fundamental operations of a districts ABA Autism program.
www.scholasticinterventions.org

SEN Teacher
Teaching and learning resources for students with special needs and learning disabilities. All the services are free for use in schools, colleges, and homes.
www.senteacher.org

Skill Sprout
Inspire. Teach. Grow. Professional online consultation, program development, and training for autism spectrum disorders.
www.skillsprout.com

Skills®: The Online Autism Solution
Skills® is an online tool for educators of children with autism that provides comprehensive assessment and  curriculum, positive behavior support planning for challenging behavior, progress tracking and treatment evaluation all in one place.
www.skillsforautism.com

SpEd Pad Therapy Pad
A dedicated therapy device for Special Education bundled with over 100s of Therapy apps approved by experienced Therapists! SpEd Pad is one-stop solution for both Special Children and the teachers, therapists who teach Special Education. SpEd Pad leverages the power of a mobile device and transforms special education by taking it to a whole new level!
www.spedpad.com

Stages Learning Mateirals - Language Builder Picture Card Sets 
The Language Builder Picture Card Sets — the most widely used photo language and vocabulary tools for Autism Education. The cards are perfect for teaching key language concepts to preschool age children; or children and adults with autism, developmental delay, or speech/language delay. All products in the Language Builder Series were designed to specifically meet the learning needs of the individual with Autism. The Language Builder Series has become a staple in home and school programs across the world.
www.languagebuilderapp.com

Summit Professional Education
Summit Professional Education's live seminars are taught by highly-qualified industry professionals. A seminar's approved CEU information is available in the seminar's detailed information.
summit-education.com

TeachAutism.com
Our goal is to increase awareness and knowledge of children who fall on the autistic spectrum or have development delays. Our materials are created to be motivating and engaging to people with autism. Teach Autism understands that every child is unique and their needs vary. That is why we provide a selection of customized products. We make sure our materials are top quality, affordable and enjoyed by all that are engaged with them. We always seek for greatness in those with autism.
teachautism.com

Teacher's Toolkit for Autism Awareness 
The University of Southern California Rossier School of Education Online Blog created this Teacher's Toolkit for Autism Awareness. It includes a variety of resources to help teachers learn more about autism in the classroom and includes articles, videos, blogs, ted talks, apps, books and pinboards.
rossieronline.usc.edu

Teaching Adolescents with Autism: Practical Strategies for the Inclusive Classroom
by Walter Kaweski
Award-winning educator Walter Kaweski offers secondary teachers practical strategies and heartfelt insights based on his extensive experience as an autism specialist, inclusion coordinator, and father of a son with Asperger syndrome. Students with special needs often require extra support as they adjust to middle and high school and the changes that accompany adolescence. Without support, this time can be overwhelming. Teaching Adolescents With Autism offers hundreds of valuable ideas to help teachers handle adolescent behavior challenges, implement academic interventions, and differentiate instruction.
corwin.com

Teaching Art For Autism
A comprehensive all-inclusive book using the visual arts as an effective intervention in order to teach core subjects, communication, and life skills by teachers and parents with no art experience necessary.  Featuring 100 exciting lessons.
teachingartforautism.com

The Ultimate Guide to Assistive Technology in Special Education: Resources for Education, Intervention, and Rehabilitation
by Joan Green
amazon.com

Watch Me Learn
Teaching children social skills, language skills, functional skills, motor skills, and much more. Full-scale, video-based social skills curriculum for kids. Includes lesson plans, user guide, student workbooks and other activities. Each teaching module is presented in three instructional levels.
www.watchmelearn.com

Workbook Window
The Learning Loft, LLC is pleased to introduce the latest patented innovative teaching tool specifically designed for ABA discrete trial teaching, direct instruction, home school, elementary, and special education. A resource for parents and professionals, Workbook Window is the only reusable learning aid that instantly transforms any workbook into a write-on, write-off practice book.
workbookwindow.com

Working with Students with Disabilities
Children with disabilities are at a disadvantage and may need to work harder to achieve his or her goals. It is in this setting that a thoughtful, caring and well-educated teacher may become a shining example of excellence in an otherwise darkened world. Students with disabilities need patience, time, someone who understands their needs, and an educator that is willing to institute various methods of instruction until finding the most effective teaching strategy.
www.disabledtravelers.com

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