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Using Roles and Building Self-Awareness

School is social and for autistic kids, this can be tricky to navigate. Social situations– essentially any situations where space is shared with others– can be difficult because the expectations are not consistently explicit and clear. Throughout the day, students… 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 →

Developing Positive Relationships with Families

by: Christina Annunziata As a teacher, I loved planning the first weeks of school. Establishing tone and building a sense of community was a priority and I put a lot of thought and effort into building connections with my students…. Continue Reading →

Top 3 Tips for setting up your classroom in the fall

Summer’s winding down, and it’s time to start thinking about setting up your classroom! Yes, think about desk arrangements. Yes count your book bins. Definitely break out your label-maker, but let’s not start there.   Instead, let’s step back and… Continue Reading →

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