In 2012, there were almost 300,000 school aged students with disability attending school in Australia. With these numbers rising year-on-year, teachers must adapt to the diverse needs of students with varying disabilities. Below are 12 online teaching resources for teachers of students with disabilities, all working towards one common goal: inclusive classrooms.
A range of useful websites and educational resources that can assist teachers or students with Autism Spectrum Disorder.
This valuable resource assists teachers and schools to work together with families to create inclusive educational experiences for students with disabilities. There are a range of practical topics containing videos, Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs), parent stories and a list of quicklinks.
Quicklinks – an easy reference list of the links mentioned in this resource
This resource was created by the Victorian Department of Education and Training (DET). It is a practical guide that builds understanding learning difficulties.
A curated gallery of additional learning needs resources including: software, literacy, dyslexia and teaching learners with multiple special needs. Content is delivered in varied formats including videos, printables, and links to other useful web and hardcopy resources.
A network that works to create inclusive schools for people on the autism spectrum. They provide peer-to-peer mentoring, motivational talks and professional development.
Creative teaching resources and lesson plans to aid teacher preparation. Does require an annual subscription, but the fee is reasonable ($79 for a year).
Helps to create engaging and buzz-worthy teaching resources that save teachers hours each week preparing for the classroom.
Well, surprise surprise! Our very own resource helps teachers provide an inclusive education to students with communication support needs. Set out in a series of topics that are easy to navigate, the Teachers’ Toolkit includes topics such as understanding communication support needs, background on inclusion, ILP and curriculum adjustments, and sensory processing to name just a few. With a handy ‘teacher’s checklist’ throughout the resource, it’s never been so easy to print and check off key learnings.
Thisa inks to a wide range of resources that can assist teachers of students with disabilities.
For parents and teachers – this clever online resource allows you to click if you are a parent or an educator, guiding you to the most suitable content. For teachers, it acts as a guide to supporting all students in the classroom. This Inclusion Toolkit for Educators has been developed by inclusive education experts and aims to create resources and provide training and education that supports inclusive education; as well as wider lobbying for change in legislation, policy and practice to ensure inclusive education as a right for all.
An online platform created by Loren Swancutt to share and unpack school-level design, implementation and leadership processes that support the implementation of inclusive education in Australian schools and school systems.
Teaching strategies for teachers of students with autism, including strategies for managing behaviours and building social skills.