Special Needs for Special Kids

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By Special Needs for Special Kids
This week-long unit was developed for students with disabilities. It is meant to review the school rules in various locations utilizing various activities. Each lesson is meant to be 30 minutes. It includes: •Detailed 1 week lesson plan
Subjects:
Special Education, Classroom Management, Character Education
Grades:
PreK, Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th
Types:
Lesson Plans (Bundled), Thematic Unit Plans, Activities
$5.00
28 ratings
3.9
Digital Download ZIP (10.51 MB)
By Special Needs for Special Kids
Save 20% with this BUNDLE. This bundle contains my complete units on World War 1 and 2 and contains over 300 pages of material specifically designed for students with special learning needs, especially autism. There are many opportunities for
Subjects:
Social Studies - History, European History, Special Education
Grades:
6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Homeschool
Types:
Lesson Plans (Bundled), Activities, Assessment
$20.00
$16.00
23 ratings
4.0
Bundle
By Special Needs for Special Kids
This BUNDLE covers everything you will need to teach about algebra and solving equations. The introductory unit goes over some basic concepts using manipulatives and the advanced unit dives into more calculations including inequalities. There is
Subjects:
Math, Algebra, Special Education
Grades:
6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Homeschool
Types:
Worksheets, Lesson Plans (Bundled), Activities
$31.00
$24.80
17 ratings
3.9
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By Special Needs for Special Kids
Weather Emergencies Unit is a 4 week unit specifically designed for students with severe and profound disabilities. It contains over 200 pages of material. It examines what is severe weather, how do you know severe weather is coming, and how to stay
Subjects:
Science, Earth Sciences, Special Education
Grades:
3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Homeschool
Types:
Lesson Plans (Bundled), Thematic Unit Plans, Printables
$15.00
25 ratings
4.0
Digital Download ZIP (83.99 MB)
By Special Needs for Special Kids
Fall BundleI have put together 5 of my most popular units for the season of fall to help you build your resource library and save some money!! There are over 300 pages of material specifically designed for students with autism and special learning
Subjects:
Special Education, For All Subject Areas, Autumn
Grades:
3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Homeschool
Types:
Worksheets, Lesson Plans (Bundled), Activities
$32.00
$25.60
15 ratings
4.0
Bundle
By Special Needs for Special Kids
Ecosystems Bundle contains over 300 pages of material specifically designed for students with special learning needs, especially autism. This unit on ecosystems addresses the characteristics of saltwater and freshwater in a simplified but rigorous
Subjects:
Science, Earth Sciences, Special Education
Grades:
5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Homeschool
Types:
Lesson Plans (Bundled), Mini-Course, Printables
$15.00
20 ratings
4.0
Digital Download ZIP (94.98 MB)
By Special Needs for Special Kids
Pollution and Conservation Unit contains over 120 pages of material that will last 2 weeks specifically designed for students with special learning needs, especially autism. This unit on pollution and conservation addresses the problems of
Subjects:
Science, Earth Sciences, Special Education
Grades:
5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Homeschool
Types:
Lesson Plans (Bundled), Mini-Course, Printables
$10.00
23 ratings
4.0
Digital Download ZIP (119.32 MB)
By Special Needs for Special Kids
Save with this HUGE BUNDLE. This bundle contains 9 of my complete units on American History covering from the Revolutionary War to the Cold War and contains over 1000 pages of material specifically designed for students with special learning needs,
Subjects:
U.S. History, World History, Special Education
Grades:
6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Homeschool
Types:
Lesson Plans (Bundled), Thematic Unit Plans, Assessment
$79.00
$65.00
13 ratings
4.0
Bundle
By Special Needs for Special Kids
***** SAVE 20% WITH THIS BUNDLE ******Thanksgiving BundleI have put together 5 of my most popular units for the Thanksgiving holiday to help you build your resource library and save some money!! There are 300 pages of material specifically designed
Subjects:
Special Education, Thanksgiving
Grades:
Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, Homeschool
Types:
Worksheets, Lesson Plans (Bundled), Activities
$27.00
$21.60
12 ratings
4.0
Bundle
By Special Needs for Special Kids
Photosynthesis Unit contains over 500 pages of material covering 7 weeks of instruction specifically designed for students with special learning needs, especially autism. This unit on photosynthesis addresses the stages and characteristics of
Subjects:
Science, Earth Sciences, Special Education
Grades:
5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Homeschool
Types:
Lesson Plans (Bundled), Thematic Unit Plans, Printables
$25.00
16 ratings
4.0
Digital Download ZIP (172.70 MB)
By Special Needs for Special Kids
This BUNDLE includes 6 units from my geometry series plus a free unit on vocabulary and was designed specifically designed for students with special learning needs, especially autism who are in middle and high school. This unit addresses many of
Subjects:
Math, Geometry, Special Education
Grades:
6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Types:
Lesson Plans (Bundled), Activities, Mini-Course
$56.00
$44.80
8 ratings
4.0
Bundle
By Special Needs for Special Kids
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~WITH THIS BUNDLE YOU SAVE 30%~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~This letter of the week BUNDLE unit is different than many others you may come across. It is specifically designed for
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Special Education, Character Education
Grades:
Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, Homeschool
Types:
Lesson Plans (Bundled), Activities, Printables
$125.00
$87.50
14 ratings
3.9
Bundle
By Special Needs for Special Kids
This BUNDLE contains 4 of my science units for middle and high school students who have special learning needs, especially autism. This unit addresses some of the main science concepts in a simplified but rigorous way for students with diverse
Subjects:
Science, Special Education, General Science
Grades:
6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Homeschool
Types:
Lesson Plans (Bundled), Activities, Printables
$46.00
$36.80
5 ratings
4.0
Bundle
By Special Needs for Special Kids
Save with this HUGE BUNDLE. This bundle contains 5 of my complete units on various forms of government and economic systems throughout history and present day and contains almost 600 pages of material specifically designed for students with special
Subjects:
Government, Special Education, Economics
Grades:
6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Homeschool
Types:
Lesson Plans (Bundled), Thematic Unit Plans, Assessment
$44.00
$35.20
5 ratings
4.0
Bundle
By Special Needs for Special Kids
This letter of the week unit is different than many others you may come across. It is specifically designed for students with autism and other special learning needs. This letter of the week unit on letter A provides material in a simplified but
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Special Education
Grades:
PreK, Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, Homeschool
Types:
Lesson Plans (Bundled), Activities, Printables
$5.00
12 ratings
4.0
Digital Download PDF (6.66 MB)
By Special Needs for Special Kids
***** SAVE WITH THIS BUNDLE ****** Christmas Bundle I have put together 5 of my most popular units for the Christmas holiday to help you build your resource library and save some money!! There are 400 pages of material specifically designed for
Subjects:
Specialty, Special Education, Christmas/ Chanukah/ Kwanzaa
Grades:
Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Homeschool
Types:
Worksheets, Lesson Plans (Bundled), Activities
$23.00
$20.70
9 ratings
4.0
Bundle
By Special Needs for Special Kids
This BUNDLE contains both of my units on the Industrial Revolution (part 1 and part 2) contains over 350 pages of material specifically designed for students with special learning needs, especially autism who are in middle and high school. This
Subjects:
Social Studies - History, U.S. History, Special Education
Grades:
6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Homeschool
Types:
Lesson Plans (Bundled), Activities, Printables
$22.00
$17.60
9 ratings
4.0
Bundle
By Special Needs for Special Kids
***** SAVE 25% WITH THIS BUNDLE ****** I have put together 5 of my most popular units for the season of winter to help you build your resource library and save some money!! There are 300 pages of material specifically designed for students with
Subjects:
Special Education, For All Subject Areas, Winter
Grades:
3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Homeschool
Types:
Worksheets, Lesson Plans (Bundled), Activities
$28.00
$21.00
13 ratings
4.0
Bundle
By Special Needs for Special Kids
Photosynthesis Unit contains over 500 pages of material covering 7 weeks of instruction specifically designed for students with special learning needs, especially autism. This unit on photosynthesis addresses the stages and characteristics of
Subjects:
Earth Sciences, Special Education
Grades:
5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Homeschool
Types:
Lesson Plans (Bundled), Thematic Unit Plans, Printables
$25.00
12 ratings
4.0
Digital Download ZIP (172.38 MB)
By Special Needs for Special Kids
Save with this HUGE BUNDLE. This bundle contains 14 of my units on American History covering from the Revolutionary through the Cold War and contains almost 2000 pages of material specifically designed for students with special learning needs,
Subjects:
U.S. History, World History, Special Education
Grades:
6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Homeschool
Types:
Lesson Plans (Bundled), Thematic Unit Plans, Assessment
$135.00
$108.00
4 ratings
4.0
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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 22 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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