Autism Collection


  • Thomas & Friends Autism Collection | Tips for Incorporating Thomas into an ASD Classroom

    Students with ASD can struggle with impulse control, flexibility, problem solving and emotional regulation. Thomas & Friends offers educators the unique opportunity to support the development of these fundamental skills in their students with ASD, while also tapping into these students' strengths and interests. Here are some general guidelines for the classroom and at home when students are watching and playing with Thomas & Friends.

    Grades: PreK-2,13+
  • Thomas & Friends Autism Collection | Emotions Puzzle Activity

    Children with autism spectrum disorders (ASD) often find it difficult to recognize facial expressions and the emotions they express. Learning how to copy emotional expressions can help them better understand their own emotions and interpret the emotions of those around them. This simple puzzle-piece game can help children explore how their eyebrows, cheeks, and mouths interact to create various expressions - and can help with copying these expressions and recognizing their meanings.  

    Grades: PreK-2
  • Thomas & Friends Autism Collection | Color Recognition Activity

    Color identification is an important skill for school and life. Let Thomas and his colorful friends help your students with ASD learn how to identify and name colors. Use this activity when working one-to-one with your students. 

    Grades: PreK-2
  • Thomas & Friends Autism Collection | Keep On Puffing Teamwork Exercise

    This autism-friendly group activity illustrates the value of perseverance. School is the perfect opportunity for ASD learners to begin understanding the importance of hard work and appreciating the feeling they have when they have accomplished a difficult task. Remember, friends can always help you when you need an extra push!  

    Grades: PreK-2
  • Thomas & Friends Autism Collection | Calm Your Engines Relaxation

    Children with autism spectrum disorders can become overly excited or anxious, and keeping a group of learners with ASD calm can be a challenge. Use this Thomas & Friends autism-friendly group activity to help ease anxiety and promote relaxation through deep breathing.

    Grades: PreK-3
  • Thomas & Friends Autism Collection | Train Chain Sequencing Activity

    Many children with autism spectrum disorders (ASD) have difficulty with the concept of sequencing. Thomas and his friends are here to help! Use this activity when working one-to-one with your students in speech therapy, occupational therapy, or discrete trial/ABA (applied behavior analysis) instruction. 

    Grades: PreK-3

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