Special Needs for Special Kids

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By Special Needs for Special Kids
Good Masters! Sweet Ladies! by Laura Amy Schlitz is the focus of this novel unit for students with autism and special learning needs. This book was the Newbery Medal Winner in 2008. Have you ever wanted to read a novel to your special education
Subjects:
Literature, Middle Ages, Special Education
Grades:
9th, 10th, 11th, Homeschool
Types:
Activities, Novel Study, Printables
$10.00
Digital Download ZIP (5.81 MB)
By Special Needs for Special Kids
Chasing Vermeer by Blue Balliett 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?
Subjects:
Life Skills, Literature, Special Education
Grades:
8th, Homeschool, 6th, 7th
Types:
Activities, Novel Study, Printables
$10.00
Digital Download ZIP (4.44 MB)
By Special Needs for Special Kids
The Family Under the Bridge by Natalie Savage Carlson is the focus of this novel unit for students with autism and special learning needs. This book was the Newbery Medal Honor recipient in 1959. Have you ever wanted to read a novel to your special
Subjects:
Literature, Christmas/ Chanukah/ Kwanzaa, Special Education
Grades:
3rd, 4th, 5th
Types:
Activities, Novel Study, Printables
$6.00
Digital Download ZIP (3.29 MB)
By Special Needs for Special Kids
Criss Cross by Lynne Rae Perkins is the focus of this novel unit for students with autism and special learning needs. This book was the Newbery Medal Winner in 2006. Have you ever wanted to read a novel to your special education students but
Subjects:
Life Skills, Literature, Special Education
Grades:
8th, 9th, Homeschool, 7th
Types:
Activities, Novel Study, Printables
$10.00
Digital Download ZIP (5.98 MB)
By Special Needs for Special Kids
Kira-Kira by Cynthia Kadohata is the focus of this novel unit for students with autism and special learning needs. This book was the Newbery Medal Winner in 2005. Have you ever wanted to read a novel to your special education students but thought,
Subjects:
Life Skills, Literature, Special Education
Grades:
8th, 9th, Homeschool, 7th
Types:
Activities, Novel Study, Printables
$10.00
Digital Download ZIP (4.98 MB)
By Special Needs for Special Kids
The Higher Power of Lucky by Susan Patron is the focus of this novel unit for students with autism and special learning needs. This book was the Newbery Medal Winner in 2007. Have you ever wanted to read a novel to your special education students
Subjects:
Life Skills, Literature, Special Education
Grades:
8th, 9th, Homeschool, 7th
Types:
Activities, Novel Study, Printables
$10.00
Digital Download ZIP (5.47 MB)
By Special Needs for Special Kids
The Graveyard Book by Neil Gaiman is the focus of this novel unit for students with autism and special learning needs. This book was the Newbery Medal Winner in 2009. Have you ever wanted to read a novel to your special education students but
Subjects:
Life Skills, Literature, Special Education
Grades:
9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Homeschool
Types:
Activities, Novel Study, Printables
$10.00
Digital Download ZIP (5.21 MB)
By Special Needs for Special Kids
When You Reach Me by Rebecca Stead is the focus of this novel unit for students with autism and special learning needs. This book was the Newbery Medal Winner in 2010. Have you ever wanted to read a novel to your special education students but
Subjects:
Life Skills, Literature, Special Education
Grades:
9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Homeschool
Types:
Activities, Novel Study, Printables
$10.00
Digital Download ZIP (6.48 MB)
By Special Needs for Special Kids
Moon Over Manifest by Clare Vanderpool is the focus of this novel unit for students with autism and special learning needs. This book was the Newbery Medal Winner in 2011. Have you ever wanted to read a novel to your special education students but
Subjects:
Life Skills, Literature, Special Education
Grades:
9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Homeschool
Types:
Activities, Novel Study, Printables
$10.00
Digital Download ZIP (5.68 MB)
By Special Needs for Special Kids
Hello, Universe by Erin Entrada Kelly is the focus of this novel unit for students with autism and special learning needs. This book was the Newbery Medal Winner in 2020. Have you ever wanted to read a novel to your special education students but
Subjects:
Life Skills, Literature, Special Education
Grades:
8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Homeschool, 6th, 7th
Types:
Activities, Novel Study, Printables
$10.00
Digital Download ZIP (5.68 MB)
By Special Needs for Special Kids
Save 20% with this bundle!!This bundle includes the first 3 books in the Harry Potter series:The Sorcerer's StoneChamber of SecretsPrisoner of AzkabanEach novel unit includes:2 separate files, one in color and one in black and white1-2 activities
Subjects:
Literature, Special Education
Grades:
8th, Homeschool, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th
Types:
Activities, Novel Study
$36.00
$28.80
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By Special Needs for Special Kids
Save 20% with this bundle!!This bundle includes the first 3 books in the Upside Down Magic series:Upside Down MagicSticks and StonesShowing OffEach novel unit includes:2 separate files, one in color and one in black and white1-2 activities for each
Subjects:
Literature, Special Education
Grades:
8th, Homeschool, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th
Types:
Activities, Novel Study
$24.00
$19.20
Bundle
By Special Needs for Special Kids
Sticks and Stones by Sarah Mlynowski, Lauren Myracle, and Emily Jenkins is the focus of this novel unit for students with autism and special learning needs. (This is the second novel in the Upside Down Magic series.) Have you ever wanted to read a
Subjects:
Life Skills, Literature, Special Education
Grades:
8th, Homeschool, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th
Types:
Activities, Novel Study, Printables
$8.00
Digital Download ZIP (3.76 MB)
By Special Needs for Special Kids
Showing Off by Sarah Mlynowski, Lauren Myracle, and Emily Jenkins is the focus of this novel unit for students with autism and special learning needs. (This is the third novel in the Upside Down Magic series.) Have you ever wanted to read a novel
Subjects:
Life Skills, Literature, Special Education
Grades:
8th, Homeschool, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th
Types:
Activities, Novel Study, Printables
$8.00
Digital Download ZIP (3.96 MB)
By Special Needs for Special Kids
Save 20% with this bundle. It includes:Call of the WildA Wrinkle in TimeHatchetJames and the Giant PeachSarah, Plain and TallThe Lion, The Witch and the WardrobeWhere the Red Fern GrowsWonderThe CrossoverThe BFGAlice in WonderlandBridge to
Subjects:
Literature, Special Education
Grades:
8th, Homeschool, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th
Types:
Activities, Novel Study
$195.00
$156.00
Bundle
By Special Needs for Special Kids
Upside Down Magic by Sarah Mlynowski, Lauren Myracle, and Emily Jenkins is the focus of this novel unit for students with autism and special learning needs. (This is the very first novel in this series.) Have you ever wanted to read a novel to your
Subjects:
Life Skills, Literature, Special Education
Grades:
8th, Homeschool, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th
Types:
Activities, Novel Study, Printables
$8.00
Digital Download ZIP (3.79 MB)
By Special Needs for Special Kids
When you Trap a Tiger by Tae Keller is the focus of this novel unit for students with autism and special learning needs. This book was the Newbery Medal Winner in 2021. Have you ever wanted to read a novel to your special education students but
Subjects:
Life Skills, Literature, Special Education
Grades:
8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Homeschool, 6th, 7th
Types:
Activities, Novel Study, Printables
$10.00
Digital Download ZIP (6.28 MB)
By Special Needs for Special Kids
Bunnicula by Deborah and James Howe 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?
Subjects:
Life Skills, Literature, Special Education
Grades:
Homeschool, 3rd, 4th, 5th
Types:
Activities, Novel Study, Printables
$7.00
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By Special Needs for Special Kids
Merci Suarez Changes Gears by Meg Medina is the focus of this novel unit for students with autism and special learning needs. This book was the Newbery Medal Winner in 2019. Have you ever wanted to read a novel to your special education students
Subjects:
Life Skills, Literature, Special Education
Grades:
8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Homeschool, 6th, 7th
Types:
Activities, Novel Study, Printables
$10.00
Digital Download ZIP (6.52 MB)
By Special Needs for Special Kids
Dead End in Norvelt by Jack Gantos is the focus of this novel unit for students with autism and special learning needs. This book was the Newbery Medal Winner in 2012. Have you ever wanted to read a novel to your special education students but
Subjects:
Life Skills, Literature, Special Education
Grades:
8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Homeschool
Types:
Activities, Novel Study, Printables
$10.00
Digital Download ZIP (5.82 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 23 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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