Understanding the diversity of your students — and finding ways to support their unique needs — is the foundation for building a positive learning environment where all students can thrive. While there’s no one-size-fits all approach for teaching any individual student or group of students, finding a wide variety of classroom resources to support autistic students can help you better accommodate neurodiverse students and ultimately build more inclusive classrooms. Here are activities you can use as a starting point to support the autistic students in your class.

Classroom Resources for Autistic Students in Elementary School

Check out these teaching resources and activities, which can be used by educators and caregivers in the classroom or at home. 

Reading Community Schedules Worksheets Distance Learning by Adulting Made Easy aka SpedAdulting
Not Grade Specific

A Social Story for Social Skills and Behavior by Noodle Nook
Not Grade Specific

Preschool Math Worksheets (0-20) Adapted for Autism, Special Education by Educarebrusa
Grades: PreK-Kindergarten

 

Donut Emotions Matching File Folder Game by Limars Stars
Grades: PreK-Kindergarten 

Same and Different Shapes MEGA BUNDLE 7 Sets | Distance Learning by Primarily Learning
Grades: PreK-1st

WH Questions Visual Task Cards with Symbols (Autism and Special Education) by Breezy Special Ed
Grades: PreK-3rd

Writing Sentences for Students with Autism by Totally Autism
Grades: Kindergarten-3rd

Distance Learning Social Skills for Autism: Shape Up Your Friendships! by Katrina Bevan
Grades: 1st-3rd

Conversation Skills Story | Conversation Skills for Autism by The Gift of Gab
Grades: 4th-8th

Classroom Resources for Autistic Students in Middle & High School

If you’re looking for ways to support autistic students in middle and high school, check out these resources, which focus on executive function and practical life skills.

Executive Functioning Lessons – Distance Learning and Google Classroom by Pathway 2 Success
Grades: 5th-8th

Grocery Store Life Skills Worksheets – Special Education and Autism Resource by Adapting for Autism
Grades: 6th-12th

Next Dollar Up Worksheets: Distance Learning Compatible by Autism Classroom Resources – Christine Reeve
Grades: 7th-10th


This blog, originally published in 2020, has been updated for 2022.