Wednesday, September 16, 2009

PLN Powered - Autism Education Resources

If this is your first time visiting Free Technology for Teachers, please note that I typically don't post just a list of resources. I made an exception to that rule in this case to demonstrate how useful having a PLN can be.

This morning I received a Tweet from someone in my PLN asking me if I knew of any good resources for teachers of students with Autism. Although I have stumbled across some resources on this topic in the past, I couldn't think of any right away (in part because I had a class starting in a matter of minutes). Rather than just saying something like, "I'll get back to you" I reTweeted the question to my 3400+ followers. As I should have expected, the responses came in fast and furious. Taking a clue from Deven Black who said, "do you think we showed the value of a PLN?" I decided to create this post.

Here is list of good resources for teachers of students with Autism. Everyone who contributed to this list is listed and linked to above the item(s) they suggested.

From Deven Black
Kodak Lesson Plans for Special Education
British Columbia Ministry of Education
National Association of Special Education Teachers - IEP Goals
Child Development Institute
Autism Society of America

From Liz Ditz
Teaching LD

From Autisable
Division TEACCH

From Gifted KidsieTeachernet, Autistic Spectrum
DysTalk

From Saroth681
Autism Speaks
LD Online

From RPaterson
Autism Outreach