Accommodations Teacher Resources

Get inspired with new accomodation ideas for learners with mental and physical disabilities. Explore cross-curricular modifications and intervention strategies to boost learning.
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Learning About Special Education

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
The lessons in the second unit in a three-unit series provide students with the historical background of disability education. After reading about events that impacted attitudes towards disabilities and how learners are identified for...
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Life Journey Through Autism: An Educator’s Guide

For Teachers K - 8th
A clear, straightforward guide to autism is a great introduction to educational strategies and resources for educators and parents. With background information about autism, an explanation to educational approaches, resources for...
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Isolation Worksheets

For Teachers 2nd - 8th
Designed to support learners on the autism spectrum or with Asperger syndrome, these worksheets will help you and your pupils to identify patterns of isolation they may be experiencing in their lives. 
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Talk to Mom, Dad, Sister Worksheets

For Teachers K - 5th
Help learners with special needs recognize the interests of their family members and build a foundation for conversation practice using worksheet activities and social prompts. 
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Puzzle Piece Project and Autism Awareness Month

For Students K - 12th Standards
Looking for ways to include your class members in Autism Awareness Month? Use a packet that provides several opportunities to include the student body in an important campaign. 
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Social Skills For Autism

For Teachers Pre-K - 6th
Designed for pupils with special needs, such as autism, this lesson plan calls for learners to  practice saying hello to others. The teacher begins by modeling the behavior she expects and practicing with each pupil before pairing...
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Genetic Variation Worksheet

For Students 9th - 12th
Fill- in-the-blank, labeling, and short answer questions make up this well-written cell division worksheet. Neat diagrams of chromosomes and dividing cells are included. Junior biologists show what they know about reproduction, meiosis,...
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Self-Recording Chart

For Students 3rd - 12th
Have your Autistic, ADHD, or Special Needs student track his own behavior. This sheet allow learners to mark whether or not they were on task when the bell rang. This is a great tool, but it is intended for use by higher functioning pupils.
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Understanding My Rights and Responsibilities

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Three scripted lessons comprise a unit designed to inform special needs students about their rights and responsibilities in high school. In the first lesson class members examine the Individuals with Disabilities Act (IDEA), Child Find,...
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Waiting

For Teachers Pre-K - 12th
Waiting can be hard for everyone, but for individuals with autism or other special needs, it can be confusing and frustrating. Lead a discussion in which students brainstorm times in their lives when they would need to wait, and help...
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Train Skip Counting: Count by 10s

For Students 1st - 6th
Counting by 10s if fun. Assist your Autistic or special needs pupils by building strong number sense. They will count by 10s, fill in the missing 10s, then complete a 10s train all on their own. This is a well scaffolded learning...
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Advocating For My Needs in High School

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
High schoolers enrolled in resource and special needs classes learn and practice how to schedule and conduct a self-advocacy meeting with a teacher to request accommodations in that subject area class. In lesson one they review and...
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Handwriting Template

For Students K - 6th
In need of a printable handwriting worksheet? Here are 10 lines available for your special needs pupil to write on. Great for many uses and almost any population.
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Trying New Things

For Teachers Pre-K - 12th
Preparing for a change, big or small, can help learners with autism cope with a potential stressor. A short activity prompts individuals to come up with a plan for an upcoming new experience.
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Introductory Class

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Secondary special education students are introduced to the topics covered in health class. This is the first in a series of lessons focused teaching developmentally appropriate life and sexual health related topics. Intended for mild to...
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Advocating For My Needs After High School

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
A three-lesson unit teaches learners with special needs how to advocate for their needs after high school. Class members review appropriate was to disclose their disability during interviews and applications, and how to request...
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Tracing Practice with Zig Zag Lines

For Students Pre-K - 5th
In this tracing learning exercise, learners trace ten zig-zag lines. This learning exercise is geared towards special education students and the lower grades.
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Where Were Your Ancestors in 1871?

For Teachers 5th - 8th
Here is a nicely designed lesson on ancestry and family history. In it, learners read an article entitled, "Where Were Your Ancestors in 1871?" Then, they make up a series of questions to profile their family and their community 100...
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Free Printables: Girl Face Cards

For Students 1st - 5th
In this facial expressions worksheet, students cut out the 12 facial expression cards and use them for matching or other games. Teachers use the worksheet generator to determine how to setup the face cards. They can be printed as cards...
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TEACHING STUDENTS WITH DISABILITIES

For Teachers Higher Ed
Students are introduced to teaching strategies for meeting the needs of students with disabilities in general education settings. Teachers become familiar with the various modifications, interventions, accommodations and strategies that...
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Fish in a Pond: Counting to 3... and a Half

For Teachers Pre-K - K
Very young learners explore quantity to 3 and the concept of half. They begin by counting the number of paper fish in a masking tape pond on the floor as the teacher adds one at a time. Teacher demonstrates the concept of half with one...
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Little Bees, Big Potential

For Teachers 6th - 9th
After reading an article on the alfalfa leafcutting bee, learners chart its characteristics alongside those of the honeybee. Then they draw the leafcutter lifecycle. The article provides fascinating reading when studying the role of...
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Make Your own Word Search

For Teachers K - 1st
Learners use the internet to create their own word search. Following the directions, they use a puzzle making site to create their word search with words related to school. They practice navigating through various websites and using a...
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Using Informational Books: Index, Table of Contents & Alphabetical Order

For Teachers 4th - 5th
Students recall and use previous knowledge of the library's reference and nonfiction sections. Also they utilize various forms of reference (encyclopedias & dictionaries) and nonfiction books.