Explore and share tips, strategies, and resources for supporting students with special needs.
- Free or low-cost tools can help all students—with and without learning differences—better access course content.
- Using video lessons and an instructional avatar creates an inclusive educational experience for students with autism spectrum disorders.
- A former teacher revisits her roots in New York City’s District 75—a school system composed entirely of kids with severe disabilities.
- Imagine a safe space where students with autism can go to calm their bodies and then get back to the business of learning.
- Teacher-tested ideas to help students quietly fidget.
- In the past two decades, autism diagnoses have soared—but new research shows that girls have frequently been overlooked, leaving them without crucial support.
- Standing two feet tall and resembling a boy, Milo the robot is helping autistic students build social skills at a school in South Carolina.
- After we published a video about a special room designed to help autistic kids calm and focus themselves, you had questions. Here’s what it takes to create this kind of space.
- Teachers can help students strengthen their brain's executive function with "workouts" in which they practice pausing, prioritizing, improving their working memory, and mapping their options.
- A Connecticut superintendent put teachers and students at the forefront of all decisions and transformed a district.
- Special education teachers have valuable insights to share with their peers about patience, empathy, working with parents, and more.
- A school in South Carolina tests whether a robot can be a bridge to deeper human connection for autistic children.
- In order to accommodate students with dyslexia, general education teachers must understand what the condition is and what alternate means work best for accessing information.
- A teacher who has used photography to build student engagement notes particular benefits for students on the spectrum.
- Paying attention to what was going well for students led a special education teacher to a strengths-based approach to teaching.