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By Special Needs for Special Kids
Budgeting skills can be so challenging even for the best of us, but imagine if you were living with a disability like autism. This unit on teaching budgeting skills is meant to help students in a life skills high school setting understand what it
Subjects:
Math, Special Education, Life Skills
Grades:
9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Adult Education, Homeschool
Types:
Activities, Printables, For Parents
$10.00
98 ratings
4.0
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By Special Needs for Special Kids
Branches of Government And Citizenship unit includes over 100 pages of material for students with autism and other special learning needs and was updated following the 2016 election. These materials are designed to allow students with multiple
Subjects:
Civics, Government, Special Education
Grades:
5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Homeschool
Types:
Worksheets, Activities, Printables
$8.00
110 ratings
4.0
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By Special Needs for Special Kids
Because of Winn-Dixie by Kate DiCamillo is the focus for this literacy unit for students with autism and special learning needs. Have you ever wanted to read a novel to your special education students but thought, there is no way they will sit and
Subjects:
Special Education, Life Skills, Literature
Grades:
3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Types:
Activities, Novel Study, Printables
$7.00
105 ratings
4.0
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By Special Needs for Special Kids
Charlotte's Web by E.B. White is the focus of this literacy unit developed for students with autism and other special learning needs. Have you ever wanted to read a novel to your special ed students but thought, there is no way they will sit and
Subjects:
Special Education, Life Skills, Literature
Grades:
3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Homeschool
Types:
Activities, Novel Study, Printables
$5.00
108 ratings
4.0
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By Special Needs for Special Kids
Sometimes Things are Not Fair Social Story contains material specifically designed for students with special learning needs, especially autism. This social story addresses appropriate reactions when things are not fair in a simplified but rigorous
Subjects:
Special Education, Character Education, Oral Communication
Grades:
1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Homeschool
Types:
Activities, Printables, Task Cards
$4.00
46 ratings
4.0
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By Special Needs for Special Kids
Civil War Unit contains over 100 pages of material specifically designed for students with special learning needs, especially autism. I completely updated and expanded this unit in January 2019. This unit on the Civil War addresses the important
Subjects:
U.S. History, Special Education
Grades:
5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Homeschool
Types:
Worksheets, Activities, Printables
$8.00
71 ratings
4.0
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By Special Needs for Special Kids
Charlie and the Chocolate Factory by Roald Dahl is the focus for this literacy unit for students with autism and special learning needs. Have you ever wanted to read a novel to your special education students but thought, there is no way they will
Subjects:
Special Education, Life Skills, Literature
Grades:
3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Homeschool
Types:
Activities, Novel Study, Printables
$7.00
90 ratings
4.0
Digital Download PDF (3.53 MB)
By Special Needs for Special Kids
Personal Space Social Story contains material specifically designed for students with special learning needs, especially autism. This social story addresses what personal space refers to in a simplified but rigorous way for students with diverse
Subjects:
Special Education, Classroom Management, Oral Communication
Grades:
Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Homeschool
Types:
Worksheets, Activities, Printables
$3.00
39 ratings
4.0
Digital Download PDF (2.09 MB)
By Special Needs for Special Kids
Good Sportsmanship Social Story contains material specifically designed for students with special learning needs, especially autism. This social story on good sportsmanship addresses what it looks like to be a good sport and why it is important in
Subjects:
Special Education, Character Education, Coaching
Grades:
Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Homeschool
Types:
Worksheets, Activities, Printables
$3.50
32 ratings
4.0
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By Special Needs for Special Kids
Multiplication Unit contains over 30 pages of material specifically designed for students with special learning needs, especially autism. This unit on multiplication addresses the process of multiplication in a visual and simplified but rigorous
Subjects:
Math, Basic Operations, Special Education
Grades:
3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Types:
Worksheets, Activities, Printables
$3.00
75 ratings
4.0
Digital Download PDF (1.36 MB)
By Special Needs for Special Kids
What do I do at Recess Social Story contains material specifically designed for students with special learning needs, especially autism. This social story addresses appropriate behavior while at recess in a simplified but rigorous way for students
Subjects:
Special Education, Character Education, Oral Communication
Grades:
PreK, Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th
Types:
Worksheets, Activities, Printables
$3.00
32 ratings
3.9
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By Special Needs for Special Kids
Riding the School Bus Social Story addresses appropriate behavior while riding on the school bus. It was designed for students with autism and other special needs, but would work well for K-1 students new to the experience of riding the school bus.
Subjects:
Special Education, Life Skills, Classroom Management
Grades:
PreK, Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th
Types:
Worksheets, Activities, Printables
$3.00
44 ratings
4.0
Digital Download PDF (2.61 MB)
By Special Needs for Special Kids
Colonial America Unit contains 60 pages of material specifically designed for students with special learning needs, especially autism. This unit on Colonial America addresses the life of pilgrims in Colonial America in a simplified but rigorous
Subjects:
U.S. History, Special Education
Grades:
3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Types:
Worksheets, Assessment, Printables
$5.00
72 ratings
4.0
Digital Download PDF (2.96 MB)
By Special Needs for Special Kids
Native American Unit contains over 50 pages of material specifically designed for students with special learning needs, especially autism. This unit on Native Americans addresses the lives of Native Americans during colonial times in a simplified
Subjects:
Native Americans, Special Education
Grades:
5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Types:
Worksheets, Activities, Printables
$5.00
70 ratings
4.0
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By Special Needs for Special Kids
Hatchet by Gary Paulsen is the focus of this novel unit for students with autism and special learning needs. Have you ever wanted to read a novel to your special education students but thought, there is no way they will sit and listen? Persevere,
Subjects:
Special Education, Life Skills, Literature
Grades:
3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Homeschool
Types:
Activities, Novel Study, Printables
$7.00
48 ratings
3.9
Digital Download PDF (3.84 MB)
By Special Needs for Special Kids
Water Cycle unit containing over 100 pages of material specifically designed for students with special learning needs, especially autism. It was completed updated and expanded January 2019. This unit on the Water Cycle addresses the stages of
Subjects:
Earth Sciences, Special Education
Grades:
4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Types:
Worksheets, Assessment, Printables
$8.00
64 ratings
4.0
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By Special Needs for Special Kids
States of Matter Bundle containing over 130 pages of material specifically designed for students with special learning needs, especially autism. This unit on the various states of matter addresses the characteristics of solids, liquids and gasses
Subjects:
Special Education, General Science
Grades:
2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, Homeschool
Types:
Worksheets, Activities, Printables
$15.00
$12.00
70 ratings
4.0
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By Special Needs for Special Kids
Field Trip Social Story contains material specifically designed for students with special learning needs, especially autism. This social story on going on a field trip addresses appropriate behavior on a field trip in a simplified but rigorous way
Subjects:
Special Education, Life Skills, Classroom Management
Grades:
Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, Homeschool
Types:
Activities, Printables
$2.50
45 ratings
4.0
Digital Download PDF (2.61 MB)
By Special Needs for Special Kids
Feeling Silly Social Story contains material specifically designed for students with special learning needs, especially autism. This social story on being silly addresses appropriate and inappropriate behavior in a simplified but rigorous way for
Subjects:
Special Education, Classroom Management, Character Education
Grades:
PreK, Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th
Types:
Worksheets, Activities, Printables
$3.00
21 ratings
4.0
Digital Download PDF (3.40 MB)
By Special Needs for Special Kids
This Good Hygiene unit containing almost 100 pages of material specifically designed for students with special learning needs, especially autism. This unit on hygiene addresses what it means and why it is important to practice good hygiene in a
Subjects:
Special Education, Life Skills, Character Education
Grades:
3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Homeschool
Types:
Worksheets, Assessment, Printables
$8.00
33 ratings
4.0
Digital Download PDF (8.74 MB)
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TEACHING EXPERIENCE

I currently work with families in PA creating a vision for their loved ones by helping them learn tools to create a rich and everyday life for their family and their loved one with a disability. Previously, I spent 8 years teaching in a severe and profound classroom that serves students with autism and other behavior-related disorders while living in NC. ABA, VB, DDT, and TEACCH training. I also worked as a Curriculum Specialist helping teachers use rich curriculum content with even their most affected students.

MY TEACHING STYLE

I believe all students, regardless of their abilities, should be taught at the highest level possible to help them grow and stretch beyond what they thought they could do. We all deserve a rich, rewarding life and to be a meaningful and contributing member to our community.

HONORS/AWARDS/SHINING TEACHER MOMENT

New Teacher of the Year nominee 2007 Top 20 Finalist for Teacher of the Year, Johnston County 2009, 2013 Chamber of Commerce Teacher of the Month 2013

MY OWN EDUCATIONAL HISTORY

I graduated from North Carolina School of Veterinary Medicine in 1995. I then graduated from Western Carolina with a masters in severe and profound education in 2009.

ADDITIONAL BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION

I wasn’t supposed to be a teacher. I spent 8 years after high school pursing my dream of becoming a veterinarian. I graduated from North Carolina School of Veterinary Medicine in 1995. I then spent the next two years living my dream and working with all kinds of loved furry family members. Then, in 1997, my son was born. A short 20 months later, we realized something was not right. He was diagnosed with autism and my entire life changed. I left my beloved career and spent every waking minute learning all I could to try and “save” my son. Along the way, I developed a deep love for these special kids and their families and realized I wanted to spend the rest of my life helping them find their way and maximize their potential. I decided to go back to school, and got my master’s in special education from Western Carolina University in 2009. Shortly after, I began teaching in a self-contained classroom that contained students with severe autism in grades K-5. I spent the next 5 years working with these amazing students and their families. I then was offered an amazing opportunity to become a curriculum specialist that gave me the opportunity to work with special education teachers throughout the county. I loved it, and then we moved. In 2015, my husband got a job offer he could not refuse so our family relocated from NC to PA. My son struggled with this move, and I was not able to go back to work. Although, he eventually transitioned successfully to a private school, his schedule made it impossible for me to work a job with regular hours. So, to keep my connection with the special education world, I began developing and selling curriculum material on line to teachers who taught students with significant disabilities. This has been incredibly fulfilling and enables me to be home to help my son. My son, Jimmy, is now 21 and no longer in school. We are trying to navigate employment options, but it has been difficult. The future is rather scary for my family right now, but I am determined to help him live the best and most inclusive life he can. To contact me, email me at: specialneedsforspecialkids@gmail.com

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