Basics provides an evidence-based curriculum that addresses the academic, cognitive, and social emotional challenges faced by students with developmental delays, intellectual disability (ID), and Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD).

Social Skills

TeachTown Social Skills is a comprehensive, character-based video modeling curriculum that targets a range of social and emotional learning needs in the areas of communication, social interaction, pragmatics, self-management, problem solving and emotional awareness.

The newly combined curriculum targets a total of 85 skills designed to teach socially significant behaviors across the elementary and middle school domains. The beloved TeachTown characters “grow up” during the transition from elementary to middle school ensuring that the 3-4 minute animated episodes continue to provide relevant models as students get older.

Transition to Adulthood

Transition to Adulthood was built around evidence-based practices to meet the needs of individuals with autism spectrum disorder, intellectual disabilities, and developmental disabilities. It includes the following evidence-based practices, as identified by the National Professional Development Center on Autism Spectrum Disorder in 2014: video modeling, modeling, prompting, reinforcement, naturalistic intervention, self-management, task analysis, technology-aided instruction and intervention, time delay, and visual supports. In addition, the National Technical Assistance Center on Transition identified the following as evidence-based practices in transition programming: constant time delay, response prompting, least-to-most prompting, and simulations, all of which are included in this curriculum.