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Watson Life Resources

Learning and Information for Families and Educators

A comprehensive, research based resource for families and educators of individuals with disabilities.

Resources for Parents and Professionals

The Watson Institute, through its family of schools and services, helps children and youth with special needs to achieve their fullest potential in all aspects of their lives.  Watson strives to support parents and professionals by providing information, services and resources.

General Resources
general resources
Teacher Resources
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Teacher Resources provide instruction, helpful tips, training manuals and forms for those in special education classrooms.

DVD Series on Autism
DVD series

The Watson Institute produced a series of DVDs on various topics related to Autism Spectrum Disorder.  Watson used its own classrooms and local public school districts to film best practice strategies used when meeting students' needs with a diagnosis if autism.  DVDs may be purchased individually for $21.95 each or as a 10 DVD set for $187.  Click here for descriptions of each title.  Click here to order online.

  • Autism Spectrum Disorders:  An Overview
  • Encouraging Communication Skills in the Classroom
  • Integrating Sensory Strategies in the Classroom
  • Embedding IEP Goals in the Daily Schedule
  • Targets of Opportunity:  Utilizing the Preschool Environment to Promote Play and Social Skills
  • Pivotal Response Training (PRT)
  • Positive Behavior Interventions and Supports (PBIS)
    Applied Behavioral Analysis (ABA)
  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
  • Principal's Guide to Autism