The Most Complete Early Autism Curriculum

Language Builder: Academic Readiness Intervention System (ARIS)
Early Autism Curriculum

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The goal of the ARIS curriculum is to make sure teachers have 100% of the hands-on materials, detailed lesson plans, and program management tools they need to carry out a complete and structured learning plan for their elementary-age students with autism.

With all of these materials conveniently assembled in place, you have the most organized and easy-to-implement early autism education classroom kit available.

Spend less time planning lessons and searching for materials, and more time teaching!

Language Builder:
Academic Readiness Intervention System (ARIS)
Early Autism Curriculum

full_aris_kit

The goal of the ARIS curriculum is to make sure teachers have 100% of the hands-on materials, detailed lesson plans, and program management tools they need to carry out a complete and structured learning plan for their elementary-age students with autism.

With all of these materials conveniently assembled in place, you have the most organized and easy-to-implement early autism education classroom kit available. Language Builder ARIS lets you spend less time planning lessons and searching for materials, and more time teaching!

What makes our autism curriculum different?

ARIS is a comprehensive, full early autism curriculum.

Everything you need is in one complete kit.

Flashcards

Thousands of flashcards: picture cards, sight word cards, math cards & more

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Manipulatives

Hundreds of manipulatives: realistic figurines, blocks, beads, letters & math manipulatives

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Detailed Lesson Plans

202 easy-to-follow lesson folders ensure consistent instruction, and include useful teaching tips

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Home Communication System

Share progress with families so they can reinforce learning and skills development at home

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Scope & Sequence

Standards correlated scope & sequences, guides individualized lesson progression

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Assessment

Assessment questionnaires aid in placement and measure progress to keep kids on track

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Custom Data Keeping System

Custom, reproducible data sheets, tailored to specific ARIS lessons for convenience

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Positive Behavior Management

Customized, data driven system to decrease negative behaviors and increase positive ones

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Implementation Guide

Comprehensive, detailed directions to implement the program in your classroom or home

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Individualized Education Plan

Measurable IEP goals tied to each lesson objective ease creation of individualized education plans

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Reproducible Activity Sheets

Thousands of reproducible worksheets provide practice to generalize learned skills

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Professional Development

Options for virtual and in-person professional development promote consistent implementation

Is ARIS Autism Curriculum right for your students?

Who Is ARIS Autism Curriculum For?

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Students

Language Builder: ARIS is specially designed to meet the needs of students with moderate to severe Autism Spectrum Disorders.

Lessons in the ARIS curriculum are ideal for students from preschool through elementary school, and may be appropriate for older students with more significant learning challenges.

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Educators

Language Builder: ARIS assembles, in one kit, critical materials needed by educators teaching students with moderate to severe ASD.

ARIS is ideal for ASD-only classrooms, preschools, head-start programs, and homeschool settings serving children with Autism Spectrum Disorders.

Who Is ARIS Autism Curriculum For?

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Students

Language Builder: ARIS is specially designed to meet the needs of students with moderate to severe Autism Spectrum Disorders.

Lessons in the ARIS curriculum are ideal for students from preschool through elementary school, and may be appropriate for older students with more significant learning challenges.

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Educators

Language Builder: ARIS assembles, in one kit, critical materials needed by educators teaching students with moderate to severe ASD.

ARIS is ideal for ASD-only classrooms, preschools, head-start programs, and homeschool settings serving children with Autism Spectrum Disorders.

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What Educators are saying about ARIS Autism Curriculum

What Educators are Saying

Photo of Stephanie HicksARIS makes so much sense! To have everything all in one place combined with the manual and all the materials you need to teach any lesson. This is so much easier than having to gather everything together and track down photos. This doesn’t exist anywhere else - the complete set. In the past we would have a collection of lessons and then we would have to dig up the materials on Amazon and the costs really added up.

ARIS is the only curriculum for autism that I know of that connects learning to all the different standards - ABLLS, VB-MAPP, Common Core, and Head Start. It helps teach the teacher both how to do ABA and also gets us all familiar with what is in the other assessment standards. This is a bonus!

Also, our BCBA was particularly happy to find that the manual covered establishing effective reinforcers and behavior momentum and loved the information about supporting learning. The manual is really useful for all our teachers.

Stephanie Hicks, Team Leader/Teacher Coordinator

I am an SLP in Saskatchewan Canada. I have been using the ARIS program for two years with multiple students with Autism.  I really love the program! This is one of my go to programs to implement with students with Autism. It is straightforward and comprehensive. The lesson plans are very creative and walk you through a step by process to teach new vocabulary. This is a great tool for programming and planning. My schools also love this program as it is a great resource/tool in their "tool kit." 
 
Kendal Carlberg, M.Sc CCC-SLP
Speech Language Pathologist

Picture of Kristen HallsworthI am a huge proponent of the Language Builder: ARIS set!  It has everything you need for Early or Intermediate learners in line with VBMAPP or ABBLS-R assessment guidelines. The time it takes to gather all of the 3-D objects, 2D pictures, and other materials for an individual learner can be very time intensive (printing, laminating, gathering objects, etc.). Here you have everything gathered for you in one place. I am particularly fond of the 3D-2D matching materials. I will definitely order more products from the Language Builder Series in the future

Kristen Hallsworth, M.Ed.

Senior BCBA, Director of Staff Development

Behavior Options

 

How was ARIS Autism Curriculum Developed?

Guiding Principles, Techniques & Academic Best Practices

The Language Builder ARIS program is anchored in the principles of Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) and adapted to be easily implemented by educators without formal ABA training.

ARIS lets educators adapt the lessons to individual students and to a variety of learning environments while ensuring that there are no gaps in the student’s progress toward academic readiness.

The lessons in ARIS follow a standards-based learning progression created by correlating to:

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Digging Deeper

How Is ARIS Autism Curriculum Organized?

Language Builder ARIS offers clearly written lessons, as well as the physical photo and manipulative materials you need to implement the lessons with your students.

ARIS lessons are divided into 7 subject matter categories. Each category is subdivided into more specific content categories. Within the categories are a collection of lessons.

ARIS 7 Content Categories

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READING & WRITING

Reading and writing readiness include a combination of phonemic awareness, an understanding of basic print concepts, an ability to identify and to form the letters of the alphabet, as well as an understanding that letters represent sounds in language and what those sounds are. The ARIS Reading & Writing Readiness lessons cover the range of concepts which students must learn as preparation to read and write language.

The Reading & Writing Readiness content category has eight subcategories.

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APPROACHES TO LEARNING

The Approaches to Learning content category in ARIS includes lessons that provide a foundation for students to succeed in the rest of the program. In short, these lessons help a student learn how to learn.

Developing children’s abilities in the Approaches to Learning category prepares them for future learning, and many of the Approaches to Learning lessons are prerequisites for the lessons in the other 6 categories. As such, this is often the first place you will start with children who are new to the program.

The Approaches to Learning content category has seven sub-categories.

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LANGUAGE

The lessons in the ARIS Language content category are designed to provide students with basic language concepts and skills to help them communicate with the world around them, by naming and describing objects, making needs and desires known, and interacting or conversing with others.

The Language content category has four sub-categories.

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MOTOR SKILLS

The ARIS Motor Skills content category contains lessons that will support the development of the fine and gross motor skills which most typically developing children acquire prior to entering kindergarten.

Motor skills enable children to participate in social and play-related activities such as coloring, crafts, and puzzles; sports and recreation; self-help activities like feeding, grooming, and dressing themselves; actions of independent living like opening containers, drawers, and doors; and academic skills like writing.

The Motor Skills content category has three sub-categories.

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MATHEMATICS

Before kids are ready to do formal mathematics they must understand concepts like visual discrimination of shapes, recognition of patterns, number recognition, counting, and sets. Math skills provide a foundation for critical life skills such as measuring, comparison, time, and money.

Language Builder ARIS Math Readiness lessons cover these pre-mathematics concepts as well as some basic addition and subtraction.

The Math Readiness content category includes six subcategories.

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SOCIAL EMOTIONAL

The Collaborative for Academic Social Emotional Learning has identified five cognitive, affective, and behavioral competencies: self-awareness, self-management, social awareness, relationship skills, responsible decision making (“Casel - Casel,” n.d.).

ARIS Social-Emotional content category provides concrete lessons to address these five behavioral competencies.

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FUNCTIONAL ROUTINES

Functional Routines are the regular events of daily living which require specific and organized behaviors to complete. Language Builder ARIS Functional Routines lessons address major functional routines required for children to accomplish self-care, as well as participation in typical family and classroom practices.

The Functional Routines content category has three subcategories.

Scope & Sequence

The Structured Sequence Guide offers suggested sequences in which students may best progress through the lessons. The lessons in Language Builder ARIS are correlated to the Head Start Framework, Common Core Curriculum, VB-MAPP and ABLLS-R.

The 202 ARIS lessons are divided into 2 boxes of 93 and 109 lessons each. The first box offers Stage 1 introductory and prerequisite lessons. The second box covers Stage 2 higher-level content and activities.

Lesson Folders

ARIS Lessons are presented in folders, allowing you to conveniently store a student's data sheets and flash cards for the lessons you are working on next.

Each lesson folder includes Objectives, Suggested Materials, Location, Preparation, Procedures, Standards, Prerequisites & Next Steps, Lesson Progression, Generalization, A less formal Whole-Child Lesson, Suggested Prompts, and a Customized Data Keeping Sheet.

Any Questions?

ARIS Autism Curriculum FAQs

We plan to start offering Professional Development in 2022.  We will be able to work with schools and districts to design a solution to meet your needs and your budget. Options will range from a fully digital, online solution to a 3 day in-person workshop.

Choose Research Based Curriculum

Researchers choose to use the Language Builder Picture Cards because they are designed specifically for ABA education of children with autism and other language delays and provide a consistent tool to assist researchers in fine-tuning recommended practices. ARIS is based on years of research on autism education and on the effectiveness of the Language Builder teaching tools.

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