By Janet Pinto, Chief Academic Officer, Curriki
Did you know that autism affects 1 in 88 children (1 in 54 boys) and that it is the fastest-growing serious developmental disability in the U.S?
April is autism awareness month. Be familiar with the early signs of autism spectrum disorder (ASD) in order to seek out early intervention programs.
At Curriki, we offer many resources in all subject areas that you can adapt and customize to meet the needs of ASD students. Our intent is to enable true personalized learning for all students, since everyone learns differently.
“I teach special needs children at Bowling Green Elementary School,” said Linda Olson. “I found that I could research on the Curriki site and be able to find the exact worksheet or resource that a child in my class would need. When your children are as diverse as mine, it is timesaving and beneficial to look to your site first. This year I will be starting the first Elementary Autism Class for our district. The range of needs for each child will be different on many levels, but I know that Curriki will help me meet those needs. Thank you for this site.”
Here are a few helpful resources:
- Autism Resources for Teachers from NEA
- Technology Central: tools & resources for the autism community from AutismSpeaks.org
- The Autism Speaks 100 Day Kit for newly diagnosed families
- Supporting Students With Autism: 10 Ideas for Inclusive Classrooms from Child-Autism-Parent-Café.com
- Ban Soon-taek Speaks at United Nations for World Autism Awareness Day video
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