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By Special Needs for Special Kids
This unit on the Constitution & Bill of Rights contains over 200 pages of material specifically designed for students with special learning needs, especially autism, who are in middle and high school. (There is an easier version of the book
Subjects:
Social Studies - History, U.S. History, Special Education
Grades:
4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Homeschool
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual), Activities, Printables
$10.00
11 ratings
4.0
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By Special Needs for Special Kids
This unit on the Civil Rights Movement covers the years from 1954-1968 and contains almost 180 pages of material specifically designed for students with special learning needs, especially autism, who are in middle and high school. This unit
Subjects:
Social Studies - History, U.S. History, Special Education
Grades:
6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Homeschool
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual), Activities, Printables
$12.00
6 ratings
4.0
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By Special Needs for Special Kids
This unit on the Progressive Era covers the years from 1890-1920 and contains over 180 pages of material specifically designed for students with special learning needs, especially autism who are in middle and high school. This unit addresses the
Subjects:
Social Studies - History, U.S. History, Special Education
Grades:
6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Homeschool
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual), Activities, Printables
$12.00
2 ratings
4.0
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By Special Needs for Special Kids
This unit on the Paleolithic, Mesolithic, & Neolithic Periods contains over 200 pages of material specifically designed for students with special learning needs, especially autism, who are in middle and high school. This unit addresses the main
Subjects:
Social Studies - History, Ancient History, Special Education
Grades:
6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Homeschool
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual), Activities, Printables
$12.00
1 rating
4.0
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By Special Needs for Special Kids
This spelling unit on -ap words was developed for students with autism and special learning needs. This unit has over 75 pages of activities and lessons plans for a one week (or more) unit spelling. The activities comes with suggestions for
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Spelling, Special Education
Grades:
Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual), Worksheets, Activities
$6.00
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By Special Needs for Special Kids
This unit on the Progressive Era covers the years from 1920-1933 and contains over 160 pages of material specifically designed for students with special learning needs, especially autism who are in middle and high school. This unit addresses the
Subjects:
Social Studies - History, U.S. History, Special Education
Grades:
6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Homeschool
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual), Activities, Printables
$10.00
2 ratings
4.0
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By Special Needs for Special Kids
This unit on the US Election Process takes a close look at our 2 party system and election process. It contains almost 175 pages of material specifically designed for students with special learning needs, especially autism, who are in middle and
Subjects:
Civics, Government, Special Education
Grades:
6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Homeschool
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual), Activities, Printables
$10.00
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By Special Needs for Special Kids
This spelling unit on -an words was developed for students with autism and special learning needs. This unit has over 75 pages of activities and lessons plans for a one week (or more) unit spelling. The activities comes with suggestions for
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Spelling, Special Education
Grades:
Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual), Worksheets, Activities
$6.00
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By Special Needs for Special Kids
This spelling unit on -en words was developed for students with autism and special learning needs. This unit has over 71 pages of activities and lessons plans for a one week (or more) unit spelling. The activities comes with suggestions for
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Spelling, Special Education
Grades:
Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual), Worksheets, Activities
$6.00
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By Special Needs for Special Kids
This spelling unit on -ab words was developed for students with autism and special learning needs. This unit has over 75 pages of activities and lessons plans for a one week (or more) unit spelling. The activities comes with suggestions for
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Spelling, Special Education
Grades:
Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual), Worksheets, Activities
$6.00
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By Special Needs for Special Kids
This unit on the US Economy takes a close look at the Federal Reserve and contains almost 200 pages of material specifically designed for students with special learning needs, especially autism, who are in middle and high school. This unit addresses
Subjects:
Government, Special Education, Economics
Grades:
6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Homeschool
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual), Activities, Printables
$10.00
1 rating
4.0
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By Special Needs for Special Kids
This spelling unit on -est words was developed for students with autism and special learning needs. This unit has over 90 pages of activities and lessons plans for a one week (or more) unit spelling. The activities comes with suggestions for
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Spelling, Special Education
Grades:
Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual), Worksheets, Activities
$6.00
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By Special Needs for Special Kids
This spelling unit on -am words was developed for students with autism and special learning needs. This unit has over 75 pages of activities and lessons plans for a one week (or more) unit spelling. The activities comes with suggestions for
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Spelling, Special Education
Grades:
Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual), Worksheets, Activities
$6.00
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By Special Needs for Special Kids
This spelling unit on -ad words was developed for students with autism and special learning needs. This unit has over 75 pages of activities and lessons plans for a one week (or more) unit spelling. The activities comes with suggestions for
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Spelling, Special Education
Grades:
Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual), Worksheets, Activities
$6.00
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By Special Needs for Special Kids
This spelling unit on -ag words was developed for students with autism and special learning needs. This unit has over 75 pages of activities and lessons plans for a one week (or more) unit spelling. The activities comes with suggestions for
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Spelling, Special Education
Grades:
Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual), Worksheets, Activities
$6.00
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By Special Needs for Special Kids
This spelling unit on -ed words was developed for students with autism and special learning needs. This unit has over 75 pages of activities and lessons plans for a one week (or more) unit spelling. The activities comes with suggestions for
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Spelling, Special Education
Grades:
Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual), Worksheets, Activities
$6.00
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By Special Needs for Special Kids
This spelling unit on -et words was developed for students with autism and special learning needs. This unit has over 75 pages of activities and lessons plans for a one week (or more) unit spelling. The activities comes with suggestions for
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Spelling, Special Education
Grades:
Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual), Worksheets, Activities
$6.00
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By Special Needs for Special Kids
This spelling unit on -ell words was developed for students with autism and special learning needs. This unit has over 75 pages of activities and lessons plans for a one week (or more) unit spelling. The activities comes with suggestions for
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Spelling, Special Education
Grades:
Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual), Worksheets, Activities
$6.00
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By Special Needs for Special Kids
This includes lots of tips and suggestions when using almost any of my science or social studies units. There are also links to free videos and blog posts to help you make the most out of your purchase. There is also a 6+ day detailed plan that
Subjects:
Science, Social Studies - History, Special Education
Grades:
Not Grade Specific
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual)
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By Special Needs for Special Kids
This spelling unit on -ack words was developed for students with autism and special learning needs. This unit has over 75 pages of activities and lessons plans for a one week (or more) unit spelling. The activities comes with suggestions for
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Spelling, Special Education
Grades:
Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual), Worksheets, Activities
$6.00
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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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