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My experience growing up with autism…tips of teachers.

"my experience growing up with autism"

What was school like for Kaylea?

Kaylea gave us some helpful isights about what school was like and growing up as an autistic woman. Many students like Kaylea unfortunately slip through the cracks, don’t get an early eligibility and do not get the support they need. I hear from many adults (many of my students at the university level) who learn they are on the autism spectrum as adults. They look back at the struggles they experienced and wish they had received accommodations and supports earlier.

Girls on the spectrum

Women and girls on the spectrum are often misdiagnosed and slip through the cracks growing up. They get very used to “masking” and their characteristics can come across as other challenges such as anxiety and depression due to years of not being able to be themselves around others and keeping the mask on.

Listen to autistic voices

One of my goals is to access and listen to people who have autism. As a teacher and autism specialist who is neuro -typical, it is vital to hear from people who are on the spectrum and can speak first hand to their lived experiences.

Please check out the short youtube video of Kaylea’s experience here…

The Incredible 5-point Scale for Social Emotional Check-In & Free Superhero Five-Point Scale

The incredible 5-point scale for social emotional check-in and support

All people live with some level of stress and anxiety but when anxiety gets in the way of daily functioning in school, it becomes a problem. The incredible 5-point-scale for social emotional check-in is a tool to support all students when their anxiety gets too big.

Free download of a 5-point scale with a Superhero theme!

Thank you Chris N. from my Fall 2021 behavior class for your willingness to share this great social emotional resource with all of us!

5 point scale starter kit and training module with 4 scales

Click here for the starter kit with 6 training slides and 4 5-point scales.

Click the link below to access the free superhero 5-point scale…

Please watch this mini-video tutorial on the 5-point scale…

Who created the incredible 5 point scale?

Kari Dunn Buron created the incredible 5 point scale. Here is a link to the website to find all of her products. https://www.5pointscale.com.

Thanks for being an inclusive educator!

With gratitude, Sarah

Peer Mediated Instruction and Intervention (PMII) for students with Autism

Peer Mediated Instruction and Intervention (PMII)

I wanted to share this video I made for a class I am teaching so parents and other professionals can learn more about PMII! This intervention is wonderful for supporting students with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD).

Thank you for your commitment to being an inclusive educator!