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Welcome to Autism Inspiration

Working with a child with autism, Asperger syndrome, Pervasive Developmental Delay (PDD), Sensory Integration Disorder or PDD-NOS can be challenging but it is a labor of love.  For many the hardest part is not knowing what to do.  Tantrums, behaviors, routines, transitions, crowds, social situations even a trip to the store can seem overwhelming.  There isn't a miracle cure and there isn't a one size fits all solution.  Helping a child with ASD often requires a variety of techniques and approaches.

We have used Floor Time, Structured Teaching, the Wilbarger Brushing Protocol, the Alert Program, STARS, PECS (Picture Exchange Communication System), sign language, Social Thinking training, Augmentative Communication, ABA (Applied Behavioral Analysis), Discrete Trial, PRT (Pivotal Response Training), OT (Occupational Therapy), Speech Therapy and a blend of our own techniques.  Throughout our site you will find a variety of ideas for using and combining these approaches  in your home or classroom to help your child reach his or her true potential. 

We will show you the tools and teach you how to use them.  On our site you will find more than 900 content items including lesson plans, games, group activities, sensory integration ideas, motor skills activities, social stories, and visuals with more to come in the weeks and months ahead.  Plus members have access to our forums where you can ask questions of other members and share ideas and encouragement.

We have a variety of sample content available for viewing and all of our content has been used successfully in home and/or classroom settings.  So join today!

Our regular subscription rate is just $14.95 a month with automatic renewal or you can visit us on Facebook to learn about our special offer.  Subscriptions may be cancelled anytime through the website or by email.

 

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FEATURED ARTICLES
Avoiding Arguments with a Child with Asperger Syndrome
Almost all of the children I have worked with that have Asperger Syndrome (including my own daughter) see . . . keep reading

Using Reinforcers
A reinforcer is a reward that is given for a correct answer or behavior. The hope is that by using the reinforcer you will increase a targeted behavior . . . keep reading

Using Snack Time to Build Communication
Snack time is one of the best times to work on a child's communication skills.  Food can be a very motivating tool to use to encourage children to improve speaking skills as they request items.&n . . . keep reading

Preparing for State Testing
Recently, I have received a number of requests for information on this topic.  State testing can be a big worry for both parents and teachers of children with an autism spectrum disorder.&nb . . . keep reading

Using File Folder Games
A file folder game is a game or activity that is on a file folder. All the pieces for the activity are usually stored in a pouch on the outside of the folder. You can make a file folder game for practicing just about any skill and they can be are a lot of fun for your child . . . keep reading

Using a Sensory Chart
Using a sensory choice chart is a fun way to help a child who struggles with making choices to choose more easily and try some new sensory activities . . . keep reading

Understanding Your Child's Negative Behaviors Part 1: Creating a Behavior Journal
First in a three part series on understanding the causes behind a child's negative behaviors and using this information to correct the behaviors . . . keep reading

Teaching a Child to Take Breaks
One of the best ways I have found for working with children on improving behaviors is the implementation of a break system. It will not solve all problems, but may eliminate many allowing you to focus on more learning . . . keep reading

Organizing Playtime
Avoiding Over Stimulation Take a good look at your child's play area. How many toys do you have . . . keep reading

Making Choices
Making choices is part of everyone's daily life. We pick what to wear, what to eat, what we are going to during our free time or what we are going to buy. As parents we . . . keep reading

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"I am so glad I found your site. I am a first year teacher in an autistic support class. Since my classroom is new, I didn't have a lot of materials or curriculum. I have gotten so many great ideas and tools for use in my room.
 
What  a great resource!"
 
Becky M.
Palmerton, PA

"I am an Education Assistant and have supported children with diverse learning for quite a long time. A friend of mine recommended your site as a resource.  I just had to tell you that I'm BLOWN away by this!  It is fantastic.  I actually downloaded so many useful things that I used up all   the ink in my printer!  I can't wait to try out the games, social stories, etc. that I printed off.
 
I can't thank you enough for making my job easier!"
 
Judy E.
Calgary, AB Canada

"Thank you for providing me, as an educator, with excellent information and resources, which enabled me to support my students identified with autism so well. I made sure our Autism Spectrum Disorder team through our school board was  made aware of your website. I know they were quite impressed with the resources and support it offered. Keep up the amazing work!"
 
Alison G.
Burlington, AB Canada

"I have only looked at one link on your website and I am SO thankful that I signed up for a membership!  
 
I am a speech pathologist who works with children with severe autism at one of the elementary schools I'm assigned to.  I can't wait to find creative ideas and lessons to use with my students!  I was running out of ideas so I  can tell that your website will help rejuvenate me. 
 
Thank you!!!  Thank you!!"
 
Stacy R.
Aliso Viejo, CA

"I would like to thank you so much for your web site... My grandson is autistic and after three years in the school system, we have seen some strides forward, but as he gets older they are mainstreaming him more and more without the help of an aide.  We have spoke to the district repeatedly and are not getting very much response from them...so my daughter has made the decision to home school.  Your site is very good, comprehensive and a God send. Thank You!!!
 
Gage's Grandmother

"You are always so kind to make me feel like I am getting MORE than I paid for. Autism Inspiration actually makes me feel like I am getting something and you care.  Not just that you got my money and don't need to worry about my needs or questions."
 
VaLynne N.
Midvale, UT

"This is the greatest website ever!  Thank you to those that created this.
 
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Buford, GA