The following websites are great pragmatic language resources:
www.socialthinking.com – Michelle Garcia Winner’s website!!! Check this website regularly for all of Michelle’s books, other books published by Think Social Publishing, Michelle’s blog, and information about upcoming workshops.
www.5pointscale.com – The website for the one and only – Incredible 5 Point Scale and other books such as, A 5 is Against the Law, Learners on the Autism Spectrum, A 5 Could Make Me Lose Control, and the new Social Times Newsletter.
http://www.cyke.com/anger.swf – 4 games about anger. Helps kids learn what anger looks like, what causes it, and how to calm down.
http://www.cyke.com/depression.swf – games as above, but about depression/sadness.
http://www.btbetterworld.com/pg/developing_skills/free_resou rces/Making_Faces/home.ikml – drop n drag cartoon face activity designed for teaching emotions in schools.
www.jambav.com – this is about another aspect of reading faces — following gaze. Click on “channel 9″ for the game LukaHead, then click on “play game”. You can choose whether the child will be the follower (following Luka’s gaze and clicking on the circle he’s looking at) or whether the child will be the leader (clicking on the circle so Luka’s head will look that way).
http://www.symbolworld.org/Bits+bobs/games/faces/index.htm – Emotions game where on some screens you can roll your mouse over a face and see the same person change to a different expression.
www.autism4teachers.com – website with tons of information on many topics for educators. The website is created and updated by a group of 4 teachers from the central Florida area.
www.asperger.net – website for APC – Asperger Publishing Company
www.autismshop.com – one stop on-line shopping for nearly EVERY book or material related to autism. Or, visit their store in Hopkins, MN
www.autisminspiration.com fee based, but some great lesson plans, visuals and social stories.
www.sunburstvm.com/quickshop.aspx – a great company that published Social Skill Video curriculum
www.marcoproducts.com – Wonderful vendor of many types of social skill supplies and games.
www.superduper.com – Speech and language vendor that has many types of social skill supplies and games.
www.goodcharacter.com/EStopics.html a website with character education lesson plans
www.polyxo.com/socialstories – social story site
www.autismhangout.com - an online community designed to bring information on how to live with autism to family, care-takers, educators, medical professionals and others – Autismhangout also offers social networking opportunities similar to myspace and facebook to those with autism
http://tp053.k12.sd.us/special_education_sites.htm – many social stories, visual cues, general information about ASD and even some resources about law.
www.makebeliefscomix.com/Comix – a really fun interactive website where visitors can make their own comic strips choosing from a menu of a variety of characters. You can insert talking and thinking bubbles and even change the facial expression and body language of the characters you choose!
http://freelanguagestuff.com – There are currently more than 300 pages of language activities in 26 areas.
www.autisminternetmodules.org – here are FREE online Autism Internet Modules! They are well done and the National Professional Development Center on Autism Spectrum Disorders (NPDC-ASD) is in the process of adding modules for all the Evidence Base Research they have done on Interventions for students with ASD. There are pre-tests and post-tests, power points, videos and articles to read.
http://life.familyeducation.com/manners-and-values/parenting/34452.html - an online quiz about manners
http://pbskids.org/itsmylife/emotions/anger/index.html – activities related to dealing with anger
www.picturesteps.com – source to purchase picture sequences for daily activities and basic social skills
www.gameskidsplay.net – rules for common playground games, jump rope rhymes, etc.
http://www.lehman.cuny.edu/faculty/jfleitas/bandaides/tease.html – great site to teach about teasing featuring a cool yellow lab as the star!
http://tp053.k12.sd.us/sodas.webquest.htm#The%20Process: – website by Tania Kraus about social stories and interacive activities for kids
www.sandbox-learning.com – customized social story books for purchase
http://urbanext.illinois.edu/conflict/index.html – an interactive online story about learning to get along
http://tp053.k12.sd.us/special_education_sites.htm – a great compilation of several social skills websites
http://www.behavioradvisor.com – site that discusses strategies for behavior management
http://www.symbolworld.org – stories, jokes and current event literature with symbols for early readers.
http://www.autismhangout.com – great resource for parents and educators about many ASD topics
http://www.ageofautism.com – daily web newspaper about autism
http://autism4teachers.com/autism4teachers_008.htm – great compilation of social skill resources
http://www.tooter4kids.com/Friendship/Index.htm – friendship materials developed by kids
http://www.tooter4kids.com/bullying.htm – bulling materials developed by kids
http://www.slatersoftware.com/SS%20Lunchroom.pdf – a great lunchroom social story
http://home.att.net/~clnetwork/socialsk.htm – Laura Candler’s website on teaching social skills
http://www.positivelyautism.com/links.html – great online free newsletter to subscribe to