IEP meetings can be such powerful moments to advocate for our students’ needs. IEP goals for students with autism drive individualized instruction, making them beyond important. Helping students with autism reach those goals is such a rewarding experience, but the behind the scenes planning for those IEP meetings is the true challenge! When there are…

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I LOVE summer!!! Talking about summer in therapy is always a treat for myself and my students. Using functional and no prep materials always makes my therapy a tad bit easier. I like to use adapted books in therapy. Using adapted books with real pictures is a functional way to address language skills for students…

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Summer social skills packet

Social skill instruction is so important! All that practice should not stop when we’re on break from school, during the summer, or distance learning at home. If you are working with students who have autism or difficulty with play and leisure skills, this FREE packet will help! I’ve compiled some fun leisure activities for elementary…

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During this time of distance learning taking a virtual field trip is a JOY!! A way to keep your students engaged. Super fun for therapists as well. We have taken virtual field trips to the zoo and aquarium. How you ask? We start by reading a book about visiting the zoo. I use our adapted…

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