Whether you are an educator or caregiver of a child with special needs, these resources cover a variety of educational topics and activities, including: coloring pages, lesson plans, printable worksheets, PowerPoints, and more!
*Please note: listed products and websites do not represent an endorsement by the Watson Institute. The Watson Institute does not receive financial or other recognition from developing the suggested list below.
Autism Educators – membership with low-cost materials and free downloadable materials. Includes visual supports, work tasks, social stories, IEP goal bank with support materials, etc.
Do2Learn – toolboxes available in various topic areas with printable items. Topics include: Disabilities, Academics, Behavior Management, Picture Cards, Job Tips, and more.
Autism Classroom Resources – offer photos and instructions for creating a classroom including Independent Work information.
Speaking of Speech – printables for social stories, visuals such as cooking, social pragmatics, and data forms; lesson plan formats, IEP goal banks, etc.
AFIRM Modules – Autism-focused intervention resources and modules including visual supports, visual modeling, technology, aided instruction, and intervention.
Goalbook Toolkit – create goals and objectives by entering topic/grade/and links to standards; provides strategies and visuals
Iris Center – teaching modules for a wide range of topics including: accommodations, assessment, assistive technology, behavior, collaboration, disability, diversity, early intervention, etc.
Examples of IEP Goals and Objectives – article by NASET (National Association of Special Education Teachers) with examples, checklists, and additional links for writing goals and objectives
LessonPix – subscription-based product to create custom learning materials for communication and behavior
Clippix ETC – source for photos and pictures for classroom use.
KinderArt – hundreds of free visuals and art lessons by age, grade, theme, medium, and for adults and children
abcTeach – variety of format uses and subject areas such as: interactive SmartBoard activities, powerpoints, printables, flip charts, etc. Elementary through middle school.
Childcareland – early childhood CDs for purchase, file folder games, center materials, forms, etc.
Coloring Pages – simple shapes coloring pages
edHelper – worksheets, unit materials, reading pages, downloadable books on subject areas; every subject and grade level
Enchanted Learning – educational materials including booklets, coloring pages, and more
Help Teaching – teacher worksheets, tests, activities, lessons, and games
Incredible Art – free art and drama lessons
Kidzone – grades 1-5 printable worksheets cover topics such as: geometry, language arts, math, science, thematic units, etc.
Kinderplans – lesson plans, activities, reading, worksheets, math, crafts, etc. videos included in demonstrations
Lesson Planet – immediate access to requested grade level topics, activities, resources, and curriculum
Pete’s PowerPoint Station – PowerPoint lessons in math, language arts, science, social studies, family/hygiene, etc. promotes independence and alternate activities
Sandbox Learning – data sheets, emotion cards, and personalized stories
Scholastic Teachers – interactive and printable activities; includes ebooks, strategies/resources, student activities, etc.
Super Teacher Worksheets – worksheets, lessons, and activities with printables, awards in all subject areas
Teachers Pay Teachers – membership to order materials from other teachers; many free materials to download in every subject
Teach with Me – free projects, patterns, tips, and lessons categorized by seasonal, subject area, and teaching categories
The Birds and the Bees – support site for teaching sexuality to students with special needs; includes information, curriculum, resources, and interactive question section