I am also going to finish all the books I purchased to help me with my new classroom in the fall. I am kind of anal. When I am unsure about something, I try to find as much information as I can so that I am better prepared to make decisions. These were some of my selections. I got all of these on Amazon. Over the next few days, I will share a few of them with you. Here are the first three, that go over basic information on what autism is and how to create supports in the classroom that are beneficial and will make teaching easier.
This was written by Susan Kobot, and Christine Reeve from AutismClassroomNews. It does just what it says in the title, with lots of color pictures across many settings to show you examples of how to set a good classroom up, how to organize it, and what visuals might be needed. Excellent resource. Another book along the same lines is this one by S. B. Linton.
This one is older and is more focused on the classroom procedures rather than classroom spaces. It has information on assessments, data tracking, communications supports, behavioral supports, and ideas for instruction. Another excellent resource for a brand new program.
Although this one says checklist, I didn't find it to be much of one. Instead, it is filled with comprehensive information for teachers and parents about the basics of autism, and strategies for how to teach a student with autism in general education and special education settings, as well as a home environment. A good resource for any teacher who will be teaching students with autism.