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 so many speech and language skills that can be IEP goals, the whole process can become overwhelming!  

Luckily, you don’t have to look any further! You have come to the right place! Can we say freebie? This special education resource, FREE IEP Goal Bank for Autism, incorporates  expressive and receptive language skills, play skills and imitation skills! The freebie can easily be downloaded to help you feel prepared for each individual student every time that annual review rolls around! Simply sign up with your email below! Then read on for some more easy to implement ideas to continue working with those speech and language goals!

IEP Autism Goal Bank by ABA Speech

Collaboration is Key

The SLP (Speech and Language Pathologist) doesn’t have to do this alone! Once you have used the freebie, IEP Goal Bank for Autism, to identify some of the speech and language skills for individual students, share the goals with their other teachers! Build your teaching squad and tackle the skills together! Our students absolutely need opportunities throughout the day to work on their communication skills. Receptive and expressive language skills are imperative throughout the day and it is so important that the SLP is not the only one working on them! By sharing specific goals, special education teachers can easily incorporate them into their lessons too! 


Still looking for more ways to build IEP goals for our students with autism? Check out the, VB-MAPP (Verbal Behavior Milestones Assessment and Placement Program) created by Dr. Mark Sundberg. This is my go to assessment! Not only will this assessment discover more than traditional assessments, it includes, requesting, labeling, following directions, matching, filling in the blank for familiar phrases, verbal imitation skills, group behavior. The assessment will allow you to tailor your speech and language IEP goals easily to each student in your group! These are such functional skills and functional goals!  Then don’t forget to share the results with the other special education teachers and parents, for them to work on also

Setting IEP goals and objectives for students with autism can be time consuming and challenging. Remember the FREE IEP Goal Bank for Autism is chock full of functional goals to help your students work on expressive and receptive language skills, play skills and imitation skills. Depending on how verbal your students are, these goals can be considered for preschool and kindergarten aged children, and may even be appropriate for some in middle school.

Even more, share this great freebie with all of the Special education teachers and parents of autistic children you know, so they may feel better prepared for their next IEP meeting also!  

Just enter your email address below and your free IEP Autism Goal Bank will be delivered right to your email! 

P.S. If you want to learn more about helping students with autism find their voice, check out my freebie mini autism course with a quickstart guide!


  1. Cee on May 11, 2019 at 2:46 am

    Looking forward to getting this valuable resource. Thank you!

    • abaspeech on May 12, 2019 at 10:33 am

      Great! Hope it is a wonderful resource.

  2. Maria Malave on January 30, 2020 at 8:34 pm

    I am so exited to find a resource that I can use with 2nd grade student who has limited communication skills.

    • Tonya Stanley on June 17, 2020 at 9:20 am

      Collaborative Teaching is the key to a student’s success!! The IEP Bank for Autism is an EXCELLENT resource!!!!

  3. Gifted on May 31, 2020 at 5:03 pm

    I look forward to having your IEP resource. I have a 4 years old and a 6 years old am working with and will really appreciate your help.

    • Rosemarie Griffin on June 1, 2020 at 1:11 pm

      Great! If you did not get it please email me directly and I will send it along.

  4. Barbara on July 5, 2020 at 12:11 am

    I am looking forward to receiving the IEP goals bank and using it with my students. Thank you!

  5. Stacy McConnell on December 7, 2020 at 11:58 am

    Thank you!

  6. Lynne Watters on December 8, 2020 at 2:11 pm

    Excited for this resource!

    • Rosemarie Griffin on December 8, 2020 at 8:49 pm

      Happy to hear that Lynne!

  7. Anna Sykora on December 10, 2020 at 12:18 pm

    Looking forward to receiving these goals! Very helpful!

  8. Paige Whitlock on December 15, 2020 at 2:56 pm

    Thank you so much for your help!

  9. Denise Peek on December 17, 2020 at 12:24 pm

    IEP goal bank please!

  10. Brenda Trammell on January 2, 2021 at 4:27 pm

    Assistant spec Ed Director seeking resources to share with my staff

    • Rosemarie Griffin on January 3, 2021 at 10:09 am

      So glad you found our site!

  11. Gretchen K. on January 11, 2021 at 3:53 pm

    Please send the IEP goal bank, thanks!

  12. Jennah Stiffler on January 12, 2021 at 1:53 am


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  14. Tracie Osier on January 12, 2021 at 4:32 pm

    Thank you for offering this resource!

  15. Liz on January 13, 2021 at 1:35 pm

    Looking forward to using your resource! Thank you!

  16. Divya on January 16, 2021 at 6:10 am

    Great initiative . Looking forward for the resources and more podcasts.

    Thank you

  17. DRB on January 21, 2021 at 2:27 pm

    Thank you!

  18. Joy Rutherford on January 21, 2021 at 3:51 pm

    New resources are always good!

  19. Lucy Kellogg on January 24, 2021 at 6:25 pm

    Thanks in advance for the ASD Goal Bank.

  20. Lauren on January 26, 2021 at 9:57 am

    Please send IEP goal bank!

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