Introducing Language Builder: ARIS

What is ARIS?

Language Builder: ARIS (Academic Readiness Intervention System) is the most complete Early Autism Education Curriculum available today, organized into one easy-to-use kit. ARIS follows principles of ABA Therapy and has been adapted for the classroom, combining the tried and true, award-winning Language Builder Picture Card sets with Language Builder Blocks, 2D-3D manipulatives, lesson plans, comprehensive program manual, assessments, and paired digital lessons. The lessons follow a logical progression, covering language, pre-academic, motor, social and self-help skills, all of which are critical to the academic and personal development of all students. Stages' work is based on our 20 years of experience in helping children learn language skills and in researching the latest in digital learning technologies and instructional design. Read our ARIS white paper here.

For Students:

The Language Builder Academic Readiness Intervention System (ARIS) is specifically designed to meet the needs of students with moderate to severe Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD), however the curriculum is appropriate for students with a range of developmental or cognitive disabilities. In general, the lessons in the ARIS curriculum are best suited for students from preschool through elementary school, but some may be appropriate for older students with more severe impairments. Read more about the ARIS Curriculum Kit components below.

For Educators:

Language Builder: ARIS assembles in one kit critical materials needed by instructors of students with moderate to severe Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD), either in an ASD-only classroom or an inclusive setting that includes children on the lower end of the spectrum, BCBA’s or SLP’s doing pull-out or classroom based intervention for children ASD or related disorders or delays, or preschool or Head Start teachers who serve these children as part of their early education program. Read more about ARIS' design for educators below.

The ARIS Curriculum Kit Includes:

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Teach PD Share Tech

TEACHING: Easy, immediate educator access to lesson plans and physical/digital teaching tools needed to meet classroom learning goals, creating a clear system to advance young students with moderate to severe ASD through academic, social, and functional skills development.

PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT: Optional on-site ARIS training and implementation guide plus unlimited virtual support from Stages.

TECHNOLOGY: Assessments, digital lessons, and record-keeping to inform data-driven, personalized decisions + behavior tracking system to suggest concrete, adaptive solutions to move students forward.

SHARING: Facilitated parent-teacher interaction and a system for sharing digital lessons and feedback with each other.


ARIS was developed by the team at Stages Learning Materials to specifically meet the needs of students with moderate to severe Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD) and the teachers that work with them. It is also appropriate for inclusive classrooms and teachers working with students with a range of developmental and cognitive disabilities. Read more about our line of products' numerous awards and media features here.

Order ARIS and save!

For a limited time, pre-order ARIS now for Fall 2018 and save $1000 off the regular price! Pre-orders will receive select components immediately, and remaining components as they become available. Currently available components include Language Builder Nouns 1 & 2, Occupations, Emotions, Sequencing, Blocks, Blocks App, and 3D-2D Foods Matching Set.

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Pilot ARIS for FREE!

A limited number of classrooms will be chosen for a FREE Phase-1 Language Builder ARIS Pilot Program. If you would like to apply or to receive more information about ARIS adoption for your school or district, please follow the link below to tell us about yourself, your students, and how you will use ARIS.

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The Research Effectiveness of Language Builder® ARIS

The Research Effectiveness of the Language Builder® Academic Readiness Intervention System (ARIS)

The Language Builder Picture Cards and the new ARIS complete curriculum set have been designed to reflect research based best practices to support teachers and specialists in helping children with autism develop language and social skills in order to foster independence and success. ARIS uses ABA treatment strategies and provides teachers, SLPs and BCBAs with everything they need to walk into an instructional setting and focus on the learning needs of their students. By developing an inclusive curriculum that is built on twenty Evidence Based Best Practices recommended by the National Professional Development Center on Autism Spectrum Disorder, teachers, therapists and their students will experience positive outcomes in skill development. Read our full white paper here.