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Free Downloads by Autism Teaching Strategies

At, I not only sell social skills products, I also give away dozens of social skills games, activities and lessons with free downloads. As a favor to me, and to assist me in the creation of new materials, please contact me with your ideas and especially with photos of my creations being used:

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Free Downloads by Autism Teaching Strategies

Free Downloads by Autism Teaching Strategies

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Here are ten of my social skills kits in a special PowerPoint format so you can "show" them instead of printing and cutting them out. I include a visual tutorial to get you started. Tags: autism, social skills, free download

This social skills kit for children with ASD's has 40 problem scenarios, play money, and a PowerPoint option when you are working with larger groups or classes. Tags: social skills game, autism, free download.

This simple cut-out download creates a card activity that is fun and extremely useful to help children with autism find "common ground" in conversation. Tags: child autism, social skills, conversation, free download.

  • C. Thompson
    C. Thompson

    Awesome - this is exactly what I have been trying to make my middle-schoolers with limited conversation topics understand - using this tomorrow with the group! Thanks Joel

This Paper Fortune Teller, one of a new set of 3, helps children to learn about "All or Nothing Thinking," a style of thinking that leads to many upsetting emotions. Tags: cognitive behavioral therapy, children, game, counseling.

This Paper Fortune Teller, part of a new set of 3, helps children to explore automatic negative thoughts affecting social anxiety. Tags: CBT, children, group activity, counseling.

This set of paper fortune tellers uses CBT principles. Two children using it together help each other deal with anxious feelings and the automatic negative thoughts underlying them. Tags: CBT, children, therapy game.

Using my free download template, you can help kids create these wearable signs to use in conversation practice. Each child in the group or class creates one for themselves and then their peers use it as a visual reference. Children with Asperger's and other autism spectrum disorders benefit from the clear visual reminder of what their peers like to talk about. This was pinned by .  Follow all our boards.

This free download kit provides a list of 90 possible conversation topics. The child rates each topic from 0 to 4 based on whether another child might like it. Also included in the kit is a set of 5 drawing worksheets.

  • Tamsyn Bayman
    Tamsyn Bayman

    Thank you so much for this. It's really going to help at work x

This book by Joel Shaul, available from Jessica Kingsley Publishers, uses hundreds of appealing photos and simple text to help children on the autism spectrum to find "common ground" in conversation. Tags: autism, conversation, social skills, social thinking, speech therapy.

This free 12-page download sets up a fun and challenging activity. Kids jointly invent an imaginary world with their peers, learning collaboration skills while they exercise their imaginations. A social skills activity NOT only for children with autism spectrum disorders.

This is the first in as series of eight videos for children. It introduces the idea that upsetting emotions start with automatic negative thoughts. Tags: CBT, autism, free video.

  • Heather Stewart
    Heather Stewart

    Love these! Thank you!

This video, the second in a series of eight videos for children on dealing with upsetting emotions, continues to show how automatic negative thoughts cause worries, sadness and anger. Tags: CBT, autism, Asperger, free video.

This video for kids is the third in a series of eight videos on dealing with upsetting emotions. In this video, five categories of "Poison Thoughts" (automatic negative thoughts) are introduced. Tags: CBT, autism, free video.

This is the fourth in a series of eight videos to help children to understand how patterns of thinking affect emotions. This video is on Black and White Thinking. Tags: CBT, autism, Asperger, video.

This the sixth in a series of eight videos for kids to help them understand patterns of thinking leading to negative emotions. Tags: CBT, Asperger, autism, free video, counseling.

This is the fifth in a series of eight videos to help children to understand thoughts that cause negative emotions. This video deals with the automatic thoughts that cause anxiety. Tags: CBT, autism, Asperger, anxiety, free video.

This is the seventh in a series of eight videos for children to help with troubling emotions. Tags: CBT, counseling, teaching, ASD, Asperger.

The eighth in a series of CBT videos to help children dealing with troubling emotions. This one is on Rigid Thinking. Tags: autism, Asperger, children, CBT, free video.

The Conversation Train Book, published by Jessica Kingsley Publishers, uses train images and simple language to teach children with ASD about "on track" and "off track" in conversation.

This video, the first in a series, summarizes 18 free social skills download resources from autismteachingstr....

This video, the second in a series, describes 10 free social skills downloads. These are on emotional regulation.

12 free social skills downloads are described in this video, the third in a series of summary videos from autismteachingstr...

This free download lets you make a paper fortune teller to promote giving compliments in sixteen different holiday scenarios. Designed for HFA children, but it might work for others, too :)

For $5.25 you get a really nice set of visuals to help kids with ASD learn about emotions. I provide some ideas on how to use them.

Click to see how to get these cool, inexpensive visuals to help kids with ASD learn about emotions. I explain some good ways to use them.

  • Deb Medforth
    Deb Medforth

    love them- but no shipping to Australia!!!!