The ASD Nest Egg

strategies to support kids on the autism spectrum


September 2017

Big Thinking Requires [Consistent] Visuals

by Aaron Lanou   BIG THINKING Teachers regularly ask students to do big thinking: infer what this character is thinking; synthesize what you’ve learned from these various sources; provide relevant evidence for your claim. We may take for granted that… Continue Reading →

Multilingualism & Autism Spectrum Disorders

School, la escuela, l’école, 学校. These words all have the same meaning, but are written in different languages. Students who speak a language other than English at home make up 43.3% of students in the New York City Department of… Continue Reading →

Together in Difference: Embracing Neurodiversity

by Allison Graham Brown   “It seems that for success in science or art a dash of autism is essential.” -Dr. Hans Aspergers   Neurodiversity is a buzz word right now, but what does it really mean?   Well, neurodiversity,… Continue Reading →

The Hidden Curriculum

by Brandy Stanfill There are unspoken rules and expectations in every environment.  Dr. Brenda Smith Myles dubbed these unspoken rules “the hidden curriculum.”  The hidden curriculum includes the unspoken or implicit academic, social, and cultural messages that are communicated to… Continue Reading →

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