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Teacher Tips and Support

Teachers: If you do not currently teach a child with Asperger's Syndrome you probably will very soon!  Statistics now show that 1 in 88 individuals has an autism spectrum disorder like Asperger's Syndrome.  This diagnosis has become more common than pediatric cancer, diabetes, and AIDS combined. It occurs in all racial, ethnic, and social groups and is four times more likely to strike boys than girls.  By law, these students must be mainstreamed in general education classes to the maximum extent possible.  Research has proven that AS students think and learn differently and as a result, can sometimes present unique and challenging classroom behaviors.  

The following articles are excellent resources for teachers of students with Asperger's Syndrome. They offer specific teaching tips, modifications, support techniques and proven strategies on how to help students with AS become successful in the classroom.

General Information about Asperger's Syndrome

Understanding Asperger's - a 2008 article from Instructor Magazine

What is Asperger's Syndrome? Help for the Classroom Teacher

Understanding the Student With Asperger's Syndrome: Guidelines for Teachers


Should Children with an Autistic Spectrum Disorder be Exempted from Doing Homework?

Specially Designed Instructions for Educators: IEP Modifications/ Adaptations/Support Checklist

Modifications for Students with Asperger's Syndrome

Modifications for the Special Education Student in the Regular Classroom

Teaching Strategies

Children with Asperger's Syndrome: Characteristics/Learning Styles and Intervention Strategies

Supporting Students with Asperger's Syndrome in General Education

Tips for Teaching High Functioning People with Autism

Recommendations For Students with High Functioning Autism


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