For reluctant writers, introduce novel or unexpected materials and supports. Try old typewriters, novelty or colored pencils, voice-activated software or story starters.

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Revisiting the School Community Toolkit

Posted on August 24, 2012 in Autism

Thank you to Nicole over at Positively Autism for highlighting the Autism Speaks School Community Toolkit as her freebie of the day.

The Toolkit is a few years old now, so I often forget to refer people to it. I filmed a short video on inclusive education for the kit and it is still part of the package along with many printable pamphlets, checklists, forms, tip sheets, and resource recommendations.

As Nicole reminded me, back to school is the perfect time to revisit some of our favorite resources, sites, and links. If you have not yet seen the tool, you may want to take a quick virtual tour. The appendix, in particular, contains a lot of information that teachers may find helpful. The student profile, for instance, can be used in the first few days of the school year to learn more about student strengths and needs. The content in the “school community members” section may also be useful to glance at before school begins. You will find guidelines for bus drivers, custodians, and even for classmates.


  1. From Julie Mecikalski on 24 Aug 2012

    Awesome resource!! Thanks for sharing!