The purpose of the Autism Resource Team is to provide parents, teachers, and agency staff with informational resources regarding the unique learning needs of children with autism or children with learning styles consistent with autism. The team also provides technical assistance in the design and implementation of educational programming and supports for children with Individual Education Plans (IEP) or Individual Family Service Plans (IFSP) per the request of the Educational Team.

Vision of the Green Hills Autism Team:

Learners with autism will engage in school and community, acquire skills to successfully graduate from high school ready for college and/or a career, live independent and interdependent lives within the community.
The Autism Resource Team will utilize coaching techniques with staff to implement evidence-based strategies focused on student strengths and preferences, in order to build engagement and functional skills within naturally occurring environments.

Universal Strategies – Start Here!

Universal Supports Autism Resources

Sensory/Self Regulation

Behavioral Supports

Social Skills Supports

Academic Supports

  • Literacy and Students with ASD page – from Grand Valley State University’s START Project

  • Strategies for Improving Literacy for Students with ASD – student profile & protocol

  • Setting Up Independent Work Systems

  • Work System Checklist

  • Books Available through the Green Hills Media Department
    • Drawing a Blank: Improving Comprehension for Readers on the Autism Spectrum by Emily Iland

    • How Do I Teach this Kid?: Visual Work Tasks for Beginning Learners on the Autism Spectrum by Kimberly A. Henry

    • How Do I Teach this Kid to Read?: Teaching Literacy Skills to Young Children with Autism, from Phonics to Fluency by Kimberly A. Henry

    • Developing Number Concepts, Book 1: Counting, Comparing, and Pattern by Kathy Richardson

    • Developing Number Concepts, Book 2: Addition and Subtraction by Kathy Richardson

    • Tasks Galore by Laurie Eckenrode, Pat Fennell, et al.

    • Tasks Galore for the Real World by Eckenrode, Laurie. Fennell, Pat.; Hearsey, Kathy.

    • Tasks Galore, Let’s Play by Laurie Eckenrode

    • Tasks Galore, Literature-Based Thematic Units by Laurie Eckenrode and Pat Fennell