Autism Tuned In Officially Launched
In celebration of Autism Awareness Day, OAR announces launch of Autism Tuned In, a new e-learning website that teaches today’s youth about autism. This peer education resource is an online variant of the popular Kit for Kids program that has impacted more than 80,000 students since 2012. The site includes eight modules, each with short animated videos and activities that reinforce student understanding of autism in a fun and engaging way.
Autism Tuned In allows teachers to track student progress and completion. Each of the eight modules begin with a cartoon animated video that captures children’s attention and ends with a student activity, such as matching and fill-in-the-blank games. Autism Tuned In not only reinforces knowledge learned about autism, but also addresses topics that are important for every child to explore: being different, understanding others, expressing oneself, and using one’s senses. The website can serve as a standalone resource or be used along with the hard copy Kit for Kids materials. Teachers can assign activities as computer classwork or homework. OAR offers no-cost rewards for students that complete all of the online activities.
Autism Tuned In was made possible by a generous grant from the American Legion Child Welfare Foundation (ALCWF).
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You can access the e-learning website at www.autismtunedin.org. Hard copy Kit for Kids materials can also be accessed at http://researchautism.org/resources/kit-for-kids/. To discuss how to implement a peer education initiative at your school, please contact Kimberly Ha, Research and Programs Director, at 703-243-9762 or email@example.com.