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Autism Resources

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Easterseals is an indispensable resource for people and families with Autism Spectrum Disorder. As part of our ongoing commitment to provide families affected by autism with the latest information and helpful tools, we have compiled a list of autism resources. Whether you’re are a parent, family member, caregiver or teacher of someone with autism, we hope the following resources can help guide you in the right direction.

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Easterseals Illinois Autism Partnership (IAP) has created tools for families and schools including:

Autism Resources

Schedules and Routines

Universal Routine Builder
Visual Schedules

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Independent Work Systems

Structured Work Systems
Positive Programming



Simple Preference Assesment
Social Behavior Mapping


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Physical Structure


and Visual Supports

Comic strip conversations
Social Stories - younger students
Social Stories - older students
Video Modeling
Power Cards
The Hidden Curriculum - younger students
The Hidden Curriculum - older students
Using Visual Supports - younger students
Usual Visual Supports - older students
Positive Programming
The Incredible 5-Point Scale
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Sensory and Movement

Self Regulation


Educator's Edge Newsletter Archive

May 2019- Home Summer Schedules

April 2019- Self Management Strategies Part Two

March 2019- Self-Management Strategies

February 2019- Implementing Activity Based Schedules

January 2019- Increasing Communication and Visual Supports & Strategies

December 2018- Reinforcement

November 2018- Building Routines

October 2018- Teaching Positive Behavior Supports

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