New Book Addresses the Need for Quality Autism Instruction in Schools

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A Mentor Teacher in a book: Autism educators, student teachers and administrators have a friend in the process of educating students with autism. has launched a new book for educators, administrators and parents that provides practical, hands-on information about the elements needed in a classroom that provides instruction to students with autism. Due to the continuous increase in students with autism in school systems throughout the world, the need for quality autism classrooms is at its highest. School systems around the globe are struggling to fill this need. The book How to Set Up a Classroom for Students with Autism, addresses this need.

Parents, administrators and teachers often want to provide the best education for their student, but do not know where to start. Some school systems are located in areas where access to training in the area of autism is limited or where the cost of sending employees to tra inings is too much. Unless the teacher has been trained specifically in working with students with autism, chances are that a new teacher is experiencing many issues related to challenging behaviors, student motivation, classroom organization and student progress. How to Set Up a Classroom for Students with Autism, offers a solution: A Mentor Teacher in a book!

How to Set Up a Classroom for Students with Autism is a manual for teachers, paraprofessionals, related service providers and administrators new to working with students with autism or for professionals who would like to enhance their current autism classroom set-up. The manual is easy to read and is full of great ideas for setting up an autism classroom. The book highlights items such as detailed instructions about the layout of the classroom, ideas for collaborating with parents and other professionals, data collection samples and how to implement behavior intervention plans. " has already been a driving force in supporting teachers, parents and others who work with autistic children. It was just natural that all of the information be put in book form to help serve even more students," said Linton, author and owner of the website.

The 82-page manual is great support for any professional working in a classroom for students with special needs. "The contents of the book are actually useful for any Special Educator who is just getting started. Each section of the book has a "game plan" at the end to recap the important aspects and get the reader focused on what is important in the beginning stages of organizing a classroom" says Linton.'s print resources do not just stop with educators.

Recently, they released their second book for parents, How to Set Up a Work Area at Home for a Child with Autism, geared specifically to address the needs of parents looking for information about working with their child in the evenings or on weekends. The book includes teaching strategies and techniques.

Each book can be found at , or book Page

About S. B. Linton:

Linton has worked with children with autism for over 10 years. She has a Master's Degree in Teaching Students with Severe Disabilities and a Graduate Certificate in Teaching Individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorders from Johns Hopkins University. Her undergraduate degree is from Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania in the area of Special Education. She currently works as an Autism Instructional Specialist and consults with school teams in matters related to teaching students with autism. She is owner and manager of, the autism resource for school teams and families.


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