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Children with autism often require extra support to learn at the same pace as their typically developing peers. An extensive amount of research has been done on the use of Applied Behaviour Analysis (ABA) to help children on the autism spectrum learn new skills. The links below include resources related to teaching children with autism communication, play, and social skills. Additional resources will be added on an ongoing basis.     

Communication Skills: Being able to communicate is so important to an individual's well-being.  This online training provides families with the tools to effectively teach critical communication skills: Pyramid Online Learning

Communication Skills: This free download for the book Autism 24/7 by Andy Body and Lori Frost and provides families with a guide for teaching their child with autism in the home and community: Autism 24/7  Free Book Download

 Tips for Using Technology Devices:   Autism Speaks is an organization dedicated to supporting individuals with autism and their families. They have a range of resources on their website.  This link provides tips for families on teaching their child with autism to use a device for communication and other areas: Autism Speaks

Teaching Pretend Play:  Rethink Autism offers a range of online training tools and resources.  This brief video includes some examples of pretend play skills to teach:  Pretend Play

Teaching Social Skills:  This brief video from Rethink Autism includes tips for teaching different social skills, including introducing yourself and asking a friend to play:  Social Skills Video

Teaching Social Skills:  This free download for the book Teaching Socials Skills to People with Autism from Andy Body and Mary Jane Weiss includes skills to teach and strategies for teaching:  Teaching Social Skills Free Book Download