Curriculum Materials and Programs for Individuals on the Autism Spectrum
Dr. Cathy Pratt, BCBA-D
Director, Indiana Resource Center for Autism
Finding curricular materials for students on the spectrum can be a taxing chore. To facilitate this process, IRCA staff decided to identify materials that could be used to teach subjects ranging from math to living skills. We are sure there are some topics and materials we have missed. However, this initial list provides a first steps in identifying options.
Below is a listing of examples of curriculum and programs that can be used to teach individuals on the autism spectrum. In addition to these programs, please be aware that there are many other supplemental programs, books, strategies, and resources that are not included on this list, but are available. Many of these resources can be accessed via the Library at the Indiana Institute on Disability and Community. Inclusion on this list does not imply endorsement of any one program. It is important to use curriculum and programs that are successful and research-based whenever possible. A special thank you to Cynthia Dewes, and staff from the Crown Point School Corporation in Indiana for prompting this idea and for their work.
Be sure to visit the website for Project SUCCESS at https://projectsuccessindiana.com/. Project SUCCESS provides current, research-based resources related to content standards, instructional design, and student outcomes and is specifically designed to meet the needs of students with disabilities.
Gaffney, A., & Pratt, C. (2018). Curriculum materials and programs for individuals on the autism spectrum. Retrieved from https://www.iidc.indiana.edu/pages/curriculum-materials-and-programs-for-individuals-on-the-autism-spectrum