February Newsletter | 2018

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February 2018 Newsletter


STAGES NEWS: Information, Resources &; More!

Five Research Based Strengths Associated with Autism

All children, whether or not they are neurotypical, have unique sets of strengths and weaknesses. Children with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) often also have some unique challenges to overcome in building routines and relationships that are functional and fulfilling.

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ALL NEW Verbs Cards Lesson Plans

We have two new lesson plans to use with our new Language BuilderĀ® Verbs and Action Words Card Set. One lesson plan teaches vocabulary and grammar skills and the other practices identifying verbs in association with common emotions.

See all of our lesson plans here!


Music Therapy for Children with Autism

Music has been an enriching and meaningful way for people to engage with each other throughout time, and music can provide powerful, multi-sensory experiences for children with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD). It is especially helpful for children still developing verbal skills, as it provides an entirely different way for children to express themselves.

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Pre-Order our NEW Carpet Squares!

Sensory Builder Carpet Squares provide the perfect physical reminder for students to stay mindful of personal space. Use the squares to help younger students stay in one spot during circle time. Each set of 30 can be easily cleaned with soap and water, and Sensory Builder Carpet Squares comes with a super strong, handled, reusable bag for easy storage and transport.

Pre-Order Now!


Autism in the News:

BBC News, February 19.

Scientists have taken the first steps towards what they say could become a new blood and urine test for autism. Their study tested children with and without the condition and found higher levels of protein damage in those with the disorder. The researchers said the tests could lead ultimately to the earlier detection of the condition, which can be difficult to diagnose. Read More ...

CBS News, February 11.

We like to think that good work is always rewarded. But what if some people who could do good work can't their foot in the door in the first place? That's where recent hiring initiatives that look beyond unfair stereotypes come in, as Lee Cowan reports. Read More ...


Thanks again for visiting our site and checking out our resources! We hope you find them to be useful in your home, classroom and daily life!

Warm Regards,

Angela Nelson


President, Stages Learning Materials