Educators


Autism and Asperger Syndrome Educator’s Guides, Organization for Autism Research (OAR) https://researchautism.org/resources/

These guides provide teachers and other education professionals with a plan for teaching a child with autism or Asperger syndrome in the general classroom setting. In addition to these guides, OAR has other tips for educators  on its website.


The Center on the Social and Emotional Foundations for Early Learning (CSEFEL) http://csefel.vanderbilt.edu/index.html

CSEFEL is focused on promoting the social emotional development and school readiness of young children birth to age 5. They have user-friendly training materials, videos, and print resources which are available directly from this website to help early care, health and education providers implement this model.


The National Professional Development Center on Autism Spectrum Disorders https://autismpdc.fpg.unc.edu/

This organization strives to promote optimal development and learning of infants, children, and youth with ASD and provide support to their families through the use of evidence-based practices. They provide resources for educators that are evidence-based.


National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC) https://www.naeyc.org/

NAEYC provides accreditation for schools that meet certain standards, as well as resources, tools, and information for families and childcare providers.


National Association of Special Education Teachers https://www.naset.org/

The National Association of Special Education Teachers (NASET) has one of the largest sources of information on special education in the United States that teachers have identified as being the most relevant issues faced in the field. The NASET database is updated daily.

Teaching Tips for Children and Adults with Autism https://www.iidc.indiana.edu/?pageId=601

The article “Teaching Tips for Children and Adults with Autism” by Temple Grandin has 28 tips to help teachers in fostering a classroom environment conducive to learning for children with autism. Dr. Grandin is an associate professor at Colorado State University and a well-known adult with autism.

Young Children with Challenging Behavior https://challengingbehavior.cbcs.usf.edu/

The Technical Assistance Center on Social Emotional Intervention for Young Children, also known as TACSEI, takes the research that shows which practices improve the social-emotional outcomes for young children with, or at risk for, delays or disabilities and creates free products and resources to help decision makers, caregivers, and service providers apply these best practices in the work they do every day.


Zero to Three https://www.zerotothree.org/

Provides professionals working with very young children and their families an extensive collection of resources aimed at supporting the work of professionals in a variety of early childhood settings.