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! 

VB-MAPP

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!

125 Comments

  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!!!!

    • Rosemarie Griffin on March 23, 2021 at 6:07 pm

      Hope it has been a great 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 rose@abaspeech.org and I will send it along.

    • Rosemarie Griffin on March 23, 2021 at 6:07 pm

      I hope that you have enjoyed the goal bank!

  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

    great

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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!

  21. Lorraine Lodge on January 27, 2021 at 10:18 am

    Thanks!

  22. Ingrid on January 29, 2021 at 12:08 pm

    Looking forward to using this resource!

  23. April Keaton on February 5, 2021 at 7:53 pm

    Thank you for sharing! Enjoyed listening to you on the SLP Now Podcast!

  24. Brittany on February 7, 2021 at 1:20 pm

    Looking forward to using this resource!

  25. Betsy Prada on February 8, 2021 at 12:12 pm

    Thank you so much!

  26. Jennifer Flight-Hawk on February 11, 2021 at 5:24 pm

    Please! Thank you so much!!!

  27. Cynthia Hicks on February 13, 2021 at 9:23 am

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  28. Jessica on February 13, 2021 at 2:55 pm

    Thank you! This will be very helpful!!

  29. Megan on February 13, 2021 at 3:41 pm

    Excited for this!

  30. Jodi on February 13, 2021 at 7:51 pm

    Exciting and truly appreciate!

  31. Bianca on February 14, 2021 at 9:03 am

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  32. Kendfra on February 21, 2021 at 1:33 pm

    Much needed resource

  33. Rebecca Kobiskie on February 22, 2021 at 9:21 am

    Can’t wait to receive this resource!

  34. Lauren on February 22, 2021 at 11:52 am

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  35. Sofia on February 22, 2021 at 1:25 pm

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  36. Suzanna Pack on February 22, 2021 at 10:20 pm

    Thank you for sharing such helpful resources!

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  38. tquandt on February 24, 2021 at 10:40 am

    Excited to receive the free IEP goal bank!

  39. Suzanne Brannon on February 26, 2021 at 10:23 am

    Thank you for this resource!

  40. Amanda D on March 2, 2021 at 11:58 am

    Looking forward to receiving this resource. I am sure it will be a valuable tool/guide to use when developing IEPs for my students.

  41. mbutler on March 2, 2021 at 3:45 pm

    Thanks for sharing your work!

  42. Johnna on March 2, 2021 at 7:18 pm

    I look forward to accessing your resource.

  43. JILLIAN WALDRON on March 3, 2021 at 12:33 pm

    Enjoyed listening to you on the SLP Now podcast. Thank you so much!

  44. Jamie Aromando on March 3, 2021 at 2:25 pm

    Autism Goal Bank Freebie

  45. Lisa Hanks on March 3, 2021 at 3:56 pm

    Thanks for sharing

  46. Nechama on March 3, 2021 at 10:49 pm

    Looking forward to receiving the IEP goals.

  47. Angelyns N Roseau on March 4, 2021 at 1:38 am

    I can’t wait to use the resource. Thank you

  48. natasha on March 5, 2021 at 7:54 am

    thanks for making this free!!

  49. Sheila Hoskins on March 5, 2021 at 9:29 am

    Free goals for severe autism requested

  50. Raelynne Lorenz on March 5, 2021 at 10:33 pm

    Can’t wait for this resource!

    • Mia on April 9, 2021 at 9:46 pm

      Looking forward to this resource! Thank you!

  51. Raelynne Lorenz on March 7, 2021 at 11:02 am

    Looking for the IEP goal bank. Thank you.

  52. teresa greseth on March 8, 2021 at 1:46 pm

    Hi! I am interested in the Autism IEP Goal Bank for Pre-K students!
    Thanks!

  53. Gina on March 9, 2021 at 1:03 pm

    Thanks for sharing!

  54. Elizabeth Erickson on March 9, 2021 at 7:49 pm

    IEP goal resource

  55. Lynn on March 10, 2021 at 8:26 pm

    Goal Bank!

  56. Beth on March 12, 2021 at 9:29 am

    Looking for the IEP goal bank.

    • Rosemarie Griffin on March 24, 2021 at 8:37 am

      Hope it came to your inbox, but if it didn’t please contact me

  57. Karen Reinacher on March 12, 2021 at 10:09 am

    I would love a copy of your goal bank.

    • Rosemarie Griffin on March 24, 2021 at 8:37 am

      It should have come to your email but please send me a message if you did not get it.

  58. Fran on March 14, 2021 at 4:32 pm

    Thank you!!!

    • Rosemarie Griffin on March 24, 2021 at 8:36 am

      You’re welcome Fran!

  59. Teresa on March 18, 2021 at 11:21 pm

    Listened on SLP Now podcast. Would like a copy of the IEP goal bank. Thanks!

    • Rosemarie Griffin on March 23, 2021 at 6:02 pm

      It should have come to your email. So happy you heard that podcast!

  60. Jennifer Foster on March 22, 2021 at 2:09 pm

    IEP Goal Bank

  61. Diane on March 22, 2021 at 3:25 pm

    IEP Goal Bank

    • Rosemarie Griffin on March 23, 2021 at 6:02 pm

      Hope you enjoy this resource

  62. Chelsey Uckotter on March 23, 2021 at 1:14 pm

    Does anybody know how to find this resources?

    • Rosemarie Griffin on March 23, 2021 at 6:01 pm

      It should be sent right to your email- excited for you to use it

  63. Ann Hill on March 23, 2021 at 4:14 pm

    Looking forward to receiving this resource!

    • Rosemarie Griffin on March 23, 2021 at 6:01 pm

      I hope that you love using it!

    • Rosemarie Griffin on March 23, 2021 at 6:13 pm

      Hope you have found the goal bank to be helpful.

  64. Stase on March 23, 2021 at 5:18 pm

    Looking forward to this resource!

    • Rosemarie Griffin on March 23, 2021 at 6:00 pm

      excited for you to use it!

    • Rosemarie Griffin on March 23, 2021 at 6:08 pm

      Hope it has been helpful!

  65. Sharon Swoboda on March 24, 2021 at 12:30 am

    looking forward to use this resource.

    • Rosemarie Griffin on March 24, 2021 at 8:36 am

      excited for you to use it Sharon!

  66. Tracey on March 24, 2021 at 11:14 am

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    • Rosemarie Griffin on March 25, 2021 at 7:57 am

      Great Tracey. If you put your email below it will be sent to you.

  67. suzan curry on March 24, 2021 at 4:24 pm

    I would like a copy of the goal bank….

    • Rosemarie Griffin on March 25, 2021 at 7:56 am

      Great Suzan, it should come right to your email if you put your email down below.

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  69. Glee Rice on March 26, 2021 at 8:56 am

    Thanks in advance for the Autism Goal Bank

    • Rosemarie Griffin on March 29, 2021 at 9:16 am

      Excited for you to use it!

  70. Colleen Bogert on March 26, 2021 at 1:10 pm

    I would like a copy of the goal bank!

    • Rosemarie Griffin on March 26, 2021 at 3:09 pm

      Hi Colleen- if you put your email below it will come right to you. Excited for you to use it!

    • Rosemarie Griffin on March 26, 2021 at 3:10 pm

      Wonderful Colleen! If you put your email down below- it should come to you.

  71. Lori on March 27, 2021 at 10:02 am

    IEP Goal Bank

  72. Katie on March 28, 2021 at 5:47 pm

    Looking forward to this resource.

    • Rosemarie Griffin on March 29, 2021 at 9:17 am

      Excited for you to use this resource!

  73. Julie on March 30, 2021 at 8:02 pm

    Thank you!

    • Rosemarie Griffin on March 31, 2021 at 8:35 am

      You’re welcome!

  74. Lauren M Williams on April 1, 2021 at 2:30 am

    appreciate you

    • Rosemarie Griffin on April 1, 2021 at 8:23 am

      Thanks so much Lauren!

  75. Juli Sheehan on April 1, 2021 at 8:28 am

    As a SLP in the public schools, this will be an excellent resource!

    • Rosemarie Griffin on April 1, 2021 at 10:05 am

      Hooray excited for you to use it!

  76. Kassandra Santurio on April 1, 2021 at 11:56 am

    Excited for this resource! Thank you!

    • Rosemarie Griffin on April 1, 2021 at 1:43 pm

      Excited for you to use it!

  77. Jackie on April 1, 2021 at 3:56 pm

    Looking forward to using this resource.

    • Rosemarie Griffin on April 1, 2021 at 5:52 pm

      Excited for you to use it Jackie 🙂

  78. Linda Bonnar on April 2, 2021 at 2:30 pm

    IEP Goal Bank- excited to receive and use!

    • Rosemarie Griffin on April 3, 2021 at 10:10 am

      Wonderful- excited for you to use it!

  79. Alicia on April 3, 2021 at 8:11 pm

    Excited to read it

  80. Darl on April 5, 2021 at 1:42 pm

    Cannot wait to read and use!

    • Rosemarie Griffin on April 5, 2021 at 2:09 pm

      So glad it will be a helpful resource!

  81. Chris on April 5, 2021 at 1:44 pm

    Looking forward to using this resource and sharing it with my classsroom teacher so we can collaborate on language goals for our students.

    • Rosemarie Griffin on April 5, 2021 at 2:09 pm

      So happy to hear that Chris!

  82. Kate Yarbrough on April 7, 2021 at 1:31 pm

    Very excited for this resource!

    • Rosemarie Griffin on April 7, 2021 at 1:39 pm

      Excited for you to use it Kate!

  83. Hillary Thoele on April 8, 2021 at 9:36 am

    Excited for this resource

  84. Michelle Bostic on April 8, 2021 at 10:15 pm

    Thank you for making the IEP Goal Bank available!

    • Rosemarie Griffin on April 9, 2021 at 9:28 am

      Excited for you to use it!

  85. Kristen Baird on April 9, 2021 at 12:27 pm

    Would like the goal bank

    • Rosemarie Griffin on April 9, 2021 at 3:31 pm

      Excited for you to use it! It should come to your email- if it doesn’t please let me know.

  86. Connie Gasbarre on April 9, 2021 at 2:33 pm

    So excited for this resource-thank you!

    • Rosemarie Griffin on April 9, 2021 at 3:31 pm

      Hooray!

  87. Jessica on April 12, 2021 at 9:59 am

    Please forward the IEP Autism Goal Bank. Thank You so much!

    • Rosemarie Griffin on April 12, 2021 at 3:24 pm

      Hi Jessica. Excited for you to use this resource! Please enter your email at the bottom of the blog post and it should be delivered right to you. Best, Rose

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