If you have students in middle and high school who regularly show up without supplies, consider letting them keep a second set of materials in the classroom.

This website is dedicated to promoting inclusive schooling and exploring positive ways of supporting students with autism and other disabilities. Most of my work involves collaborating with schools to create environments, lessons, and experiences that are inclusive, respectful, and accessible for all learners.


Idea #5: Tape-up text

Posted on April 05, 2013 in Autism

Today’s idea and the five that follow are inspired by my book on literacy and autism—A Land We Can Share. This project was a collaboration with my colleague, Kelly Chandler-Olcott, and it features dozens if not hundreds of ideas for creating inclusive literacy experiences for learners with autism and Asperger syndrome.

There are so many ways to adapt books to make them more accessible and appealing to students with autism. One of the easiest ways is to use colorful duct tape (so popular for crafting these days) to make books tactile without making them more fragile. Tape can be used on any page to enhance illustrations. It can also be used, however, as a page-turning handle of sorts to give students with poor fine motor skills the ability to read the book independently.

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