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Do2Learn Do2learn provides thousands of free pages with social skills and behavioral regulation activities and guidance, learning songs and games, communication cards, academic material, and transition guides for employment and life skills. In addition, we offer premier products including View2do, JobTIPS, FACELAND, books, and apps for purchase. Website
Early Childcare Provider's Guide to Managing Challenging Behaviors Autism Speaks has published this toolkit to assist early childcare providers to improve their management of challenging behaviors in the classroom. Although the focus is on children with Autism Spectrum Disorder, the intervention strategies and positive behavioral methods described in the toolkit can be used for any child struggling with attention deficits, intellectual disability, anxiety and delayed social skills. Document
Early Learning Activities and Visual Supports to Teach Toddlers with Autism New Skills and Routines Family Implemented TEACCH for Toddlers (FITT) is collaborative parent education and support model designed to help families better understand and engage with their toddler with autism spectrum disorder. Based on and adapted from the TEACCH model, FITT uses Structured TEACCHing strategies to facilitate toddler’s receptive and expressive communication, social communication, and play skills. Website
Easter Seals Disability Services Expanding and developing new child care centers that provide services to children of all abilities is a challenging proposition. Easter Seals has successfully met that challenge through a national network of Child Development Centers. In our experience, two of the major barriers to the operation of and inclusive model are managing the financial resources available and the development of appropriate facilities. On this website, you can order a "Fiscal and Design Solutions Package" that gives you a financial planning booklet and excel workbook as well as a design guide. With a grant from The Child Care Bureau, a division of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Administration for Children and Families, Easter Seals has developed two tools to help child care providers address these major barriers to inclusive child care. Website
Enabling Devices The Enabling Devices website has exceptional products for exceptional people: toys for special children. The company is dedicated to developing and providing affordable learning and assistive devices to help people with disabilities. You can shop online as well as register for email updates of new products from Enabling Devices. The site also offers custom products. Website
Encouraging Play Skills in Children with Autism This info module provides strategies to support the development of play skills in young children with autism spectrum disorder. Info Module
Evidence-based Practice Briefs Many interventions exist for autism spectrum disorder (ASD). Yet, scientific research has found only some of these interventions to be effective. The interventions that researchers have shown to be effective are called evidence-based practices (EBPs). One reason for using EBPs is because, by law, teaching practices must be based on evidence of effectiveness. Each brief in this list provides an overview and general description, step-by-step instructions of implementation, an implementation checklist, and the evidence-base which includes the list of references that demonstrate the practice meets the NPDC's criteria. Website
Family Education: Asperger's Syndrome and Your Child Learn more about Asperger's syndrome, a form of autism, and how you can help prepare your child for a fulfilling life. Discover practical skills and techniques for improving your child's social interactions at home and school. Parents will find practical guidance, grade-specific information about their children's school experience, strategies to get involved with their children's learning, free email newsletters, and fun and entertaining family activities. FamilyEducation brings together leading organizations from both the public and private sectors to help parents, teachers, schools, and community organizations use online tools and other media resources to positively affect children's education and overall development. Website
Fargo Moorhead Families for Early Autism Treatment Fargo Moorhead Families for Early Autism Treatment (FMFEAT) is a group of parents of children with autism. They follow the model of Intensive Behavior Intervention and the Families for Early Autism Treatment. The website provides information and support for families in the Fargo Moorhead Area including advocacy, reference books, and screening tools. Website
First Signs Firstsigns is dedicated to early identification and intervention of developmental delays and disorders. This website provides screening information and tools. Website