Here you'll find all the downloadable resources from the blog in one handy spot!
Some have a yellow Buy Now button which will take you via the Paypal* checkout to the download link (which will also be automatically emailed to you). The rest are free downloads and samples which you can access directly from the green buttons.
45 Ideas For Classroom Friendly Fidget Toys
Do you have kids in your class who like to wriggle, move around, bite their nails or doodle when you need them to concentrate? Then they might benefit from the use of fidget toys.
This free booklet explains what fidget toys are all about, with lots of brightly illustrated examples of objects that can provide tactile, visual, vestibular and deep pressure sensory input:
- What is a fidget toy?
- Who uses them?
- What makes a good fidget toy?
- Tips for using them in the classroom
PDF booklet - 10 pages - 2MB
The Super Useful Guide To Managing Meltdowns
The key to staying afloat during the stress of a meltdown is not just knowing why they happen and how to intervene, it's being able to remember what to do in the middle of the chaos. This ebook guide will take you step-by-step through understanding and coping with each stage of a meltdown, creating an action plan and tips for planning ahead and prevention.
- What is a meltdown?
- How is it different from a tantrum?
- What kinds of events can trigger one?
- What causes meltdowns to escalate towards explosion?
- When should you intervene, and how?
- What should you do after a meltdown is over to avoid re-triggering it?
- What steps can you take to reduce the chances of another one?
- What can you do ahead of time to help yourself cope?
- What is a meltdown action plan, and how do you make one?
Get on top of meltdowns with loads of practical advice that you can start using today.
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PDF ebook - 55 pages - 7MB
Autism Preparation Kit For Teachers
Do your autistic kids have a new teacher this semester? Are you a teacher who has an autistic student for the first time? Then this guide can help!
This downloadable ebook is designed to help teachers get a feel for what to expect and how to make their new student comfortable in the classroom. It includes sections on:
- Organizing learning spaces
- Making schedules and visual supports
- Understanding common autistic behaviours
- Getting to know your new student
- Ideas to help them settle in
PDF ebook - 77 pages - 12MB
The Awesomely Big List of Ways To Help Parents of Autistic Kids
Families with autistic kids need help, and a lot of it... but it can be really hard sometimes for other family members and friends to know exactly what kinds of support are needed. The good news is that there are tons and tons of ways you can help. Yes, tons!
So if you've ever said "I really want to help but I don't know how" then the PDF version of this popular blog post is for you - download it to share with your family and friends.
PDF booklet - 14 pages - 145KB
The 'Do I Need Help?' Flowchart
Some kids can really struggle with knowing how and when to ask for help. This flowchart breaks down the different steps involved in figuring out if they need assistance, and how to get it.
This flowchart originally appeared in the blog post Learning How To Ask For Help.
PNG image - 80KB
62 Questions To Ask Before Signing Your Kids Up For Research Studies
Deciding whether to let your kids participate in a research study can be tricky - on the one hand you want to do your part to unravel the mysteries and discover better ways of helping our kids, but you're also protective of your family and your privacy and would never want to expose your child to anything uncomfortable, harmful or invasive.
So to reduce the risks you need to make sure that you check things out thoroughly before you sign that consent form. And that means asking questions - loads of them. This free download is a list of the kinds of things you can (and should) be asking about.
PDF - 5 pages - 46KB
DSM Diagnostic Criteria For Autism
This trio of infographics outline the recent changes in autism diagnostic criteria between DSM-IV and DSM-5:
The DSM-IV diagnostic criteria for autism
The DSM-V diagnostic criteria for autism
The changes between DSM-IV and DSM-5
The changes between DSM-IV and DSM-5 (as a table)
Note: The changes are listed as proposed but they have all now been accepted, and will officially be a part of the DSM-5 when it is published in May 2013.
PNG images - 1 page - 1MB each
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