"An average parent, who will dedicate a couple of hours per day to their student, can achieve so much more than I can all day long in a group classroom."
- Ken Sims, MA Special Education
Teach your nonverbal, autistic child how to read!
If you're homeschooling or distance learning this year, you have a unique opportunity...
In just two hours a day, you can teach your child how to build foundational reading, communication and math skills that will change the course of their lives!
Nonverbal Autism Tutor
The Nonverbal Autism Tutor program will guide you step-by-step as you teach your child how to read and build foundational communication skills. We provide adaptive, confidence building supplemental curriculum that caters to kids with severe autism.
You can participate in this program in two ways:
- Use only the reading and communication curriculum to teach your child to read, or
- Use the complete homeschool plan to teach your child to read AND stimulate your child's intelligence with adapted grade-level academics. You can work with your school, using their curriculum, or you can set up your own homeschool. It's easier than you think, especially with our support!
If you know your child is intelligent and you're frustrated by their lack of academic progress, this program is for you.
Many public schools simply don't have the funding to provide the hands-on education our kids need. Distance learning has provided a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to deliver that attention yourself and make real academic progress with your child!
It's never too late! Nonverbal Autism Tutor is recommended for kids ages 7 to 13. We've helped teenagers and young adults learn to read, too!
- A weekly bundle of curriculum, worksheets, AAC support, educational games and activities, instructional and motivational videos, ideas to adapt foundational and grade level academics and a calendar that tells you exactly what to teach your child each day.
- Weekly online Q&A sessions with Mr. Sims that provide answers when you don't understand what you're supposed to do, or you tried it and it's not working.
- Guidance on how to structure your day to complete the entire academic program just two hours a day, four days a week. You'll also learn how to build a support system of therapists and care providers that work together to accelerate your child's academic goals.
- Email access for technical support and questions not covered in the Q&A sessions. You can also receive encouragement and support when you need it.
- Bonus content, guest speakers and other extras that will keep you and your child inspired and motivated.
- A life changing experience for you and your child that will allow you to bond and become excited about the future!
Meet the creators
Ken Sims, MA Special Education
Mr. Sims has been a special education teacher for 30 years. During that time, he has taught more than 1,000 disabled kids to read, and helped many of them continue on to earn high school diplomas. He is a full time special education teacher in Southern California, and is currently credentialed to teach K-12 special education and K-6 general education.
Heather Anderson is a former journalist and blogger at The Autism Oasis, where she provides information and support to autism families. When she enrolled her nonverbal autistic son in a homeschool program, Mr. Sims was assigned as her son's supervising teacher. Together, they taught him how to read, communicate expressively and enjoy learning.
I know this system works: I used it to teach my son how to read!
My son, Tosh, is 9 years old and has nonverbal autism. Just 18 months ago, we met Mr. Sims when he was assigned to be Tosh's homeschool EF by our charter school.
At the time, Tosh couldn't demonstrate the ability to count beyond 7, he couldn't read, and he could barely write his name. He became agitated when asked to do any school work and couldn't attend to a task or listen to a teacher for more than a couple of minutes.
Under the direction of Mr. Sims, and with the support and coordination of his therapy providers, Tosh has made unbelievable progress. He is now reading and writing/typing at a first grade level, is nearly caught up to grade level in math, and demonstrated mastery of many grade-level academic topics in science, social studies, literature, art and PE.
The image you see is a screen shot from Tosh's iPad, demonstrating one way we used AAC to learn grade-level vocabulary words and context and, when printed, was turned in as work.
My son is not a genius. He's bright, but he also has severe physical, behavioral and learning challenges. I'm not the world's greatest teacher, either. But with Mr. Sims' help, we did it. And so can you!
Mr. Sims and I are very passionate about the rights of nonverbal autistic people. We are honored to create this program and can't wait to change the lives of kids like Tosh.
- Heather Anderson, Co-Creator
Nonverbal Autism Tutor
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What if my child can't keep up with the curriculum?
Enroll now: Tutoring begins Aug. 17
Teach your child how to read, communicate, learn math skills and develop intellectual curiosity with grade-level materials in as few as two hours a day.
If you're going to homeschool your child this year, why not make every precious minute count?
You'll learn the most efficient and effective method to teach your nonverbal child how to read and communicate.
And, you'll have support every step of the way to boost your confidence and make the experience a positive one for you and you child!
As your student learns new ways to communicate and experiences the pride that comes with academic success, you'll both begin to see them in a new light: as an able person who has the potential to live a fulfilling life and contribute to the world.
Imagine attending high school graduation and watching your child earn a diploma!
Imagine your child completing college, securing a job and, with support, living a relatively independent life!
Imagine being part of a movement that gives nonverbal autistic people their voice so they can prove their potential and change perceptions about their disability!
This is the start of something big for your family - don't miss out!