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Homeschool Resources for Autistic Learners

Homeschooling is a great way for parents to provide an education to meet the individual needs of their children. This can be especially helpful when your child is on the autism spectrum. Homeschooling autistic children can be challenging but also extremely rewarding.

Before starting, it is important to understand how to meet the needs of the autistic child. Autism spokesperson Temple Grandin has great teaching tips for children and adults with autism.

Many families find that online programs work best for their child and their family. Time4learning provides information about the benefits of online programs with Autism Education Online.

No matter what route you take, it is always great to have a collection of free resources available. We have compiled a list of some of our favorites for you!

Free Resources for Autistic Learners

34 Special needs Books for Encouragement and Instruction 
Find books to help you and your children during your homeschooling journey. This list contains books for on parenting special needs, books for children about special needs, and books to help with homeschooling special needs.

Comparison of Homeschooling Styles For Kids on the Autism Spectrum
Great resource if you still need help figuring out which homeschool style is best for you and your child.

Educating a Child on the Autism Spectrum
Observations on educational issues for children with Autism Spectrum Disorder.

Educational Resources for Special Needs
Free printable picture cards to help with schedules, practice communication, or tell stories.

English Resources for Autism Teachers
Free printables for teaching English. Includes phonics, vocabulary, comprehension, and writing.

Fun Activity Ideas for Children with Autism
Ten fun activity ideas that encourage exploration and provide sensory experiences.

Free Calm Down Kit Printables
Calm down kits can be helpful in teaching your child to cope and self-regulate. These printable can help get you started with making ready to use calm down kits.

Five Free Songs for Pre- and Emerging Verbal Learners
Five free songs to help encourage your child to practice their speech.

Free Printable Math Centers for K-5 & Autism Units
Free printables for geometry, algebra, money, number recognition, and more.

Learning Games for Kids 
Free educational videos, songs, and online games.

Minecraft & Autism
Use Minecraft as a learning tool for teaching concepts such as self-awareness, self-control, and planning with this free series.

Online Support Groups
Find a place to ask questions, get recommendations, and support with this list of online support groups.

Playdough Stamping Activities
A collection of activities to help your children practice fine motor skills with easy to find items and playdough!

Positively Autism’s Freebies and Teaching Resources
Collection of freebies to aid in teaching autistic children. Includes visual supports, point charts, safety stories, and more.

Practical Autism Free Printables
A large collection of free printables! This site provides resources for word/picture associations, scheduling helpers, math activity printables, vocabulary, and much more.

Printable Pointing Books
Free printable to help build communication skills and practice pointing communication.

Sensory Ideas for Kids with Autism
It is common for children on the autism spectrum to have difficulty with sensory stimulation. Sensory activities can help these children train their brain on how to react with different sensations. Here are 101 sensory ideas to help!

Sesame Street and Autism
Find information on autism, videos for children, tips for parents, and free online story-book We’re Amazing.

Teaching a Child with Autism
Great information on the learning needs of autistic children and ways to teach to their needs.

Today I feel… Daily Emotion Activity
>Help your child talk about emotions and learn facial cues with this free printable. (This site also offers other great printables for various hands-on activities that you might want to check out)

 

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