Pastel Education
 
 

Education Modules and Resources to Help Support Children on the Autism Spectrum.

 
 
 
 

For Educators:

Through our simulation-based app and video education modules, we hope to provide you with the knowledge and skills to better support students with ASD. 

For Parents:

We hope our resources can not only help you learn about autism, but provide you with a tool to pass to educators and help you positively influence the quality of education for your children.   

 
 
 

Why Pastel Education?

 

What You’ll Learn

  1. Understand challenges associated with ASDs.

  2. Break down key concepts through classroom examples.

  3. Walk through practical skills and why they work.

  4. Learn important topics such as functions of behaviour, social skills, communication, & more!

What sets us apart?

  1. Our simulations build a deeper level of understanding.

  2. All content is designed to be time-friendly and enjoyable to watch.

  3. Pick & choose relevant content to you!

 
 

 

By the Numbers.

Although Pastel Special Education is less than 1 year old, we are fortunate to be already serving the community. We are committed to continue developing new resources and innovations to improve the quality of education for children diagnosed with ASDs.

 

1

Year

162

Schools

12

Child Care Programs

2

Undergraduate Classes

 
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Our Modules.

We realize that changing perspectives is often not enough in the real world. We have collaborated with a number of therapists and experts in the field to create short educational videos aimed at providing practical day-to-day skills to assist children on the autism spectrum. Within 45 hour, we hope to provide educators with actionable skills to immediately implement into the classroom. With practice and determination, these skills may make an unmeasurable difference for a child with ASD.

 

 

IntroductioN (Free)

Learn about the basics of autism spectrum disorder, sensory processing challenges, and guiding principles for supporting children on the autism spectrum. 

 

Behaviour 1: Functions of Behaviour

Learn the basics about functions of behaviour and some easy support strategies for the classroom.

 

Social 1: Fundamental Social Skills

This module covers social communication challenges and ways to support development of fundamental social skills.

 

Social 2: Supporting Inclusion

Understand the importance of peers and strategies to support inclusion within schools.

Educator-Student Relationships (Free)

Understand perspectives students with ASD may have, and how they may impact relationships with educators.

 

Daily Transitions

Understand difficulties that daily transitions can pose. Learn about basic support strategies and expectation management that can make a big difference.

 

Instructional Communication

Learn about common communication challenges and how they may affect instruction. Gain a variety of communication strategies that are considered best practices by teachers and therapists.

 

Sensory Inclusive Settings

Analyze a situation in which sensory overload impacts a child in the classroom. Learn about a framework for creating inclusive environments. 

 

 

Behaviour 2: ABC Data Collection

Coming Soon!

 

 
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Our App.

 

 
 
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Glimpse into the world of a child on the autism spectrum.

Autism spectrum disorder can be very difficult to understand. To help with this, we start with understanding sensory processing challenges as an introduction to autism. We created an easy-to-use simulation app that allows people to glimpse into these sensory challenges associated with autism. 

Available for free On: iOS               

 
 
 

Please note, the purpose of the app is NOT to simulate autism spectrum disorder, but instead to help give users a better understanding of some of the challenges associated with ASD. Certain aspects of the simulations have been exaggerated or manipulated to help with understanding. In addition, many sensory challenges and emotional elements are not represented within the simulation.


 

Pricing.

Our goal is to provide high quality resources at a low price.

Membership:

 

Monthly

$2.99/m

Annual

$29.99/yr

 

For the price of just one cup of coffee a month, get access to all of our modules and learn the foundations of supporting a child with ASD in an educational environment


Why Paid?

Pastel Special Education is still in it’s beginnings!

We are continually working hard to develop new content, resources, and other ways to help support children with ASD. To be able to flexibly adapt and create these resources, we’ve made a deliberate choice to adopt a low price-point that can fund our growth as an organization. This removes the restrictions of grant funding and the agenda of donors, so we can freely adapt to the needs of the community.

Our goal is to create the most comprehensive and easy-to-use educational platform to support all children with neurodevelopmental disorders. Every membership helps support us to reach this goal.

 
 

Message to Parents.

Thank you for visiting Pastel Special Education! Our goal has always been to ensure children on the autism spectrum receive proper support to help them succeed in life. We would be amiss to not include parents as part of this.

All of our education modules are designed to be applicable to parents, despite using teaching examples. More importantly, we wanted to create this resource to support parents in efforts to positively influence education for their children. Our hope is that parents will be able to go to an educator and direct them to the modules that will benefit their child, fostering a proactive approach to challenges in education.

In terms of content, our choice to focus on teachers for these modules are due to two reasons. The first is need driven, as our initial research when starting this project showed a lack of resources designed for teachers and rising challenges facing education systems globally. The second is due to one of the core principles of our website: understanding the individual. Since parents have a much closer connection to their child, the application of these skills can be better guided by this intuitive understanding of preferences, challenges, and strengths.

 

How you can help:

There is no way for us to understand and accommodate for all of the experiences of caregivers. That is why we are asking for your help to guide us in our content and website development. If there is an area that you believe are not covered by our modules, please let us know by sending an email to eric@pasteleducation.org. We will try our best to create something to help!

In addition, one of our primary challenges is reaching the right people. If you know friends, family, teachers, colleagues, or others that may benefit from our resources, please consider sharing our website. This helps us reach our goals to benefit the community and gain a user-base to sustain the website.

Thank you,

Eric

 
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Thank you.

Hi,

My name is Eric, and I am the founder of Pastel Special Education. Thank you for visiting our website! I am always looking to learn more from anyone, and am always looking for ways to improve our initiative. My goal is to be as connected with teachers, parents, students, and the rest of the community as possible.

Please let us know your opinions, what challenges persist, and what content you would like to see on our platform. We will try our best to incorporate all insights. My personal contact information is listed below, please do not hesitate to reach out.

Thank you,

Eric

(613) 329.4828; eric@pasteleducation.org

 
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