I am a former Mainstream and Learning Support Teacher . I also have experience in lecturing in Child Development at college level. For a number of years I home-schooled my autistic son, now a young adult, as school didn't work out for him.
My educational resources have been designed to appeal to a wide age range, as I know how difficult it can be to find suitable resources for older kids with autism and special needs. As many autistic people can be overloaded by too much visual input, my resources have been created with clear layouts and plain backgrounds.
While I was a classroom teacher I loved to create engaging teaching resources for my pupils of all abilities, and I loved to use active learning tasks to engage and motivate my son to learn. Meeting his sensory needs was, and still is, so important to help him cope and engage with the world around him.
Having opportunities to complete tasks and activities independently is very important for autistic kids of all ages, so that they do not become dependent on adult prompts and assistance. Turn taking games and activities are, however, a fantastic way to promote joint attention, and teach basic social skills to kids and adults with autism.