STAR Autism and LINKS

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  1. teachersk

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    Has anyone out there used the STAR or LINKS autism curriculum?

    I got a free trial of LINKS and I like what I see (it is fairly new - is a secondary version of the STAR curriculum).

    I remember a while back STAR was all the rage, and then a lot of people were disappointed (from what I can remember??)

    Is anyone currently using this program or has used it in the past? I am looking for feedback on how easy it was to implement (as an entire district), whether the data sheets they provide are adequate, whether the program meets the needs of a wide range of learners, etc.

    Anyone?
     
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    I really know nothing about the STAR or LINK curriculum, but I'm wondering how you got a free sample!
     
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    I've used STAR. I had the students' skills trainers do the assessments. It seemed like they took forever; then when I gave them the lessons they were insulted. (The lessons are quite basic and somewhat scripted.). I used the activities with children (with and with out autism) and really liked it because the kit provided manipulatives (concrete objects) and coordinated picture cards. I liked the kit and the data sheets. I used the kit with preschoolers and they really liked it.
     
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    Thanks. I checked it out. It would be good for someone new to teaching special education. It really breaks things down.
     

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