Calling all self-contained, special-education teachers ... 📢

Organizing an Autism Classroom is Hard

Hi There...

I’ve been where you are right now … new to the autism classroom, unsure of the best steps to engage my students and manage my classroom.

But over the course of my 20 years as an Autism Education Specialist and autism classroom teacher, I developed systems that helped structure classrooms to increase efficiency, visual aids that can guide students, and supports to increase teamwork.

I also have a degree in Severe Disabilities and a Graduate Certificate in Autism Spectrum Disorders. So, I’ve dedicated my life to understanding how to work with children and understand the joys and challenges that can come with teaching students with autism.

The important thing to remember is that you’re not alone in this. Many teachers new to their autism classroom – and even with years of experience – are struggling with the very things you’ll be learning to overcome in this course.

My goal is to help you prepare for your classroom experience so that you get the foundational knowledge to structure your teaching space for impact.

I’m excited about helping you get the gritty stuff out the way so you can focus on teaching and enjoy teaching your students.

What You Get...


At the end of this module, you’ll have received:

A brief introduction and overview of autism spectrum disorders.


At the end of this module, you’ll be able to:

-Understand how and why to create visual schedules to support your classroom

-Know when to use visual schedules and exactly what to use them for

-Schedule your day with enough activities to keep students learning so that you can maximize instructional time


At the end of this module, you’ll be able to:

-Take a student-centered approach to planning student centers in your classroom to promote student engagement

-Create and run student-centers that keep students focused

-Make a plan for running centers in your room

-Identify strategies for small classroom spaces to maximize your instructional space


At the end of this module, you’ll be able to:

-Explore curriculum options for students with autism

-Learn how to apply backward and forward chaining, as well as total task presentation in your autism classroom

-Create shells for a plug-and-play system for engaging routines and classroom activities so that your planning is easier

-Write a formal lesson plan for a group activity that incorporates all student's needs to better meet all students' abilities


At the end of this module, you’ll be able to:

-Identify which visual supports you need and what each support can be used for

-Develop strategies and visual supports to help students communicate with you so that everyone is on the same page in your classroom


At the end of this module, you’ll be able to:

-Create written expectations so that staff members are all on the same page and turn your room into a well-oiled machine!

-Develop team-building processes with your staff members and specialists in your classroom that empowers your team

-Create effective schedules and delegate tasks to incorporate the assistance of paraprofessionals and volunteers to prevent burnout trying to do everything yourself

4 weeks of unlimited email support and...

Weekly group coaching calls for 4 weeks will be included.

You will learn how to get started with setting up the classroom, making schedules, organizing centers and collaborating with team members so that you are laying the foundation for solid classroom instruction.

Plus, you will get these bonuses.

Bonus 1: Teacher as a Leader Professional Development Pack

($97.00 Value)

Bonus 2: Visual Communication Cards Bundle ($57.00 Value)

Bonus 3: Focused Figures Data Collection Bonus Module ($117.00 Value)

Course Curriculum

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  Square One
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  Module 1 - Focus. Direction. Purpose.
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  Module 2 - Environmental Essential Elements
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  Module 3 - Winning From the Beginning
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  Module 4 - Cultivate Communication
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  Module 5 - Base Building
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  Bonus 1
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Choose the payment plan that works best for you

Still Not Sure About This?

Remember, there is a 5 day risk-free guarantee. Step-by-Step Autism Classroom Design is the only one of its kind digital course to give you the strategies you need to get started and take off running in a self-contained elementary autism classroom.

Whether you have no idea where to start or you have done this before and want to add some structure to what you already have, you will want to get this foundation.

More importantly, this knowledge was obtained over 20 years. You will be getting a fast-track to getting set up and organized.

That is why this is so intriguing. You know that putting in this hard work right now is going to boost you as a leader in your classroom and then possibly a leader in your school and district and beyond!

Questions? Email Me: [email protected]


Q: Does this course meet at a specific time?

A: No, this is a self-paced online course. You'll be given access to a new module every day, but take time to get through them. One module every 5 days is recommended, so that you have time to access the information, dive in, and create materials before moving on to the next lesson.

This is recommended to maximize your time attention and focus, while sparing you the overwhelm that could come from reading and seeing everything at once.

However, I know that some of you might be heading back to school sooner rather than later! You will have access to a new module every day. Upon purchase, Module 1 and the Groundwork Module will be available.

Q: What is the time commitment for the course? How much time does it take?

A: This course will have you making materials for the classroom. Expect to spend time making your materials after viewing the modules. Some modules require about 1 hour and some require 3 hours to make the materials. There are 5 modules. All of this is self-paced on your own timeline.

Q: What do I need to implement this program?

A: You will need access to a computer, internet service, PowerPoint (for editable downloads only), Word (for editable downloads only), and pen/pencil.

PowerPoint is available to educators for free -->

This functions similarly to a workshop where you will learn some things and make materials. Additionally, to make materials (which is optional, but optimal to get the best results), you will need paper, printer, a laminator and laminating sheets, scissors, adhesive strips or dots, folders, binders, 3-hole paper/or a 3-hole punch and a notebook.

Q: Can I receive credits for this course?

A: At this time, this course cannot be used for credits.

Q: Who should I contact if I have questions about the course?

A: Any questions about the course should be sent to [email protected].

Q: How much do the courses cost?

A: The one-time value payment option is $197.00. The 2 Payment option is $75 over 3 payments.

Q: Can I pay for the course with a purchase order?

A: We do accept purchase orders. Email [email protected] for details.

Q: What if I am not in my first year of teaching?

A: It’s ok. This program can work for you, too. It is also great for program coordinators and specialists who are training new teachers or starting a new program.

Q: Will this help me if I have students without autism?

A: Yes, it could. If you teach in a self-contained classroom with students with significant communication needs and have para-educators in the classroom, the strategies in the course will be helpful to you.

Q: Am I going to be making things in this course?

A: YES. You will be creating many visual supports and schedules for the classroom as well as resources to help with communicating with and building your para-educator support team.

Q: I’ve registered for a course. How do I access it?

A: You will receive an email containing your login information. If you have any questions, email [email protected]