Showing posts from March, 2020

Adjusting to change in routine during breaks.

It is very hard to believe we are living today in unprecedented times. The coronavirus pandemic is going on all around the world and nobody is immune to it. It is crazy how things have changed rapidly over the past few days and it is hitting us at hard at home. This all started in China a couple of months ago. I don't think anyone of us thought it will get so bad as we all are in it together. The events started rolling since last week when schools called for extended breaks as many of the schools are in March break now. This change of routine is hard for all of us but especially hard for our kids with special needs as we know our kids with autism thrive on a routine. They are calling for all of us to practice social distancing by staying indoors and do our part to stop spreading the virus. The reason I wanted to do this post is to provide parents with some of the resources and strategies which are available today for us to help our kids get through these difficult times.

Materials needed to make your own resources for your children

Today I am going to talk about some of the materials you need to buy up front to make your own resources for your children. It is a little bit of investment upfront but trusts me it will pay for itself in the long run. Having the materials at hand helps you to save money as going to places like Staples or other commercial places gets very expensive especially when they charge you on a per-page basis. 1)Printer- A good quality printer is a must-have resource you need in your tool kit to make any kind of resource. There are good quality printers available commercially at a reasonable price. I own the EPSON ET-2550. It comes with super tank ink which can last up to 2 years. It has saved me tons of money over the years. I spent a lot of money before I owned this to print resources. The other thing you will need is a good quality printer paper or card stock whatever you can afford to make your resources durable. 2)Laminator-  This is a must-have product if you want to preserve yo