10 Ways to Help Your Grade-schooler Connect with Other Kids

Understood Grade-schoolers who struggle with social skills may need some coaching on how to connect with other kids. Here are some ways you can help. 1. Prepare for social interactions. Teach your child conversation starters, like “I liked your show-and-tell” or “Can I play with you?” Practice unexpected situations using “what-if” scenarios: “What if Steven…

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Asian Americans with Disabilities Resource Guide

The Asian Americans with Disabilities Resource Guide from AADI provides the next generation of AAPI individuals with the tools needed to combat ableism and encourage allyship within their communities. The free guide contains access to 50+ pages of tips, first-person testimonials, and articles, including sections on: Advocacy 101 Accessibility Culture Allyship and more… Down the…

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Backpack Checklist

Download from Understood.org Getting your child’s backpack organized is a feat worth celebrating. But making sure kids put in everything they need for the trip to school and back can take some work. A luggage tag checklist is an easy way to help your child keep track, without it being obvious to other kids. All…

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All About Me

A fillable sheet to support your child across service delivery models Maryland State Department of Education For any child, transitions can be difficult. At the start of the school year, children are transitioning to school after summer break. A transition happens when a child returns to the school building after virtual learning, or from the…

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Back to School 2021

As we prepare for the return to school, and in-person learning, parents can play a big part in supporting their student’s well being and academic and social successes. Here are some back-to-school resources to help you and your student navigate the new school year. You are Your Student’s Best Advocate Autism Society Back to School:…

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Homeschooling Your Child with Autism

TACA The Autism Community in Action More parents of children with autism are opting to homeschool for a variety of reasons. In this article, you will information about homeschooling your child with autism, including: pros and cons to homeschooling, curriculum options, how to ensure your child has access to social opportunities, and sample schedules. Requirements…

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How to Find Inclusive Childcare

Parents’ Place of Maryland Choosing care for your child with a disability means you have to decide which program and facility best meet your child’s needs. Finding a welcoming, educated childcare provider that cares for each child’s differences is important. To help find the right fit for your child, use this checklist when you visit…

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