Meet Teddi Kalb, Sales & Client Relationships Associate

Teddi BioTeddi teamed up with Different Roads to Learning straight out of NYU and is so ecstatic to be here! You might have already spoken to her over the phone or received an e-mail from her a time or two as she is in charge of making sure that our customers feel supported and empowered. She also handles our social media accounts and assists our marketing efforts to help spread the word about our most beloved tools and tips to support young learners!

Inspired by her passion for people and community, she majored in Psychology at New York University, hoping to make a difference in the field of education. However, rather than directly working with students in the classroom, she sought to strengthen people’s learning via nontraditional methods. This has led her to work for a variety of organizations from online learning marketplaces to business journalism education nonprofits.

Working for Different Roads to Learning has given Teddi a personal fulfillment, as her older brother is on the autism spectrum. It’s her hope that she can help make children like her brother feel like they belong and are excited to learn.

Meet Tatum Kenney, Sales Operations Manager

Tatum came to us from the corporate headquarters of Barnes & Noble, where she served as their Operations Coordinator. Tatum is thrilled to be applying Fortune-500 forecasting and principles to the ideals and goals of Different Roads to Learning. In partnership with the rest of the team, Tatum is dedicated to ensuring your orders arrive to you promptly and correctly, and that we are always bringing you the best and most innovative items to help your students or your family. If there is an item out of stock or an issue with shipping, Tatum is the person to take care of you and prioritize your needs!

Fun Fact: Tatum majored in Musical Theatre at the Catholic University of America, and spent her twenties playing teenagers in Off-Off-Off-Broadway shows around New York City.

What is Your Favorite Teaching Tool? Enter for a Chance to Win!

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We’re continuing the fun this week with another interactive giveaway for you! Share your response on Facebook (or privately in this form here): What is your favorite teaching tool? and be entered for a chance to win a $25 Gift Certificate to shop from our website and catalog!

We’d love to hear about your go-to teaching tool. More specifically, what is it, what age level is it primarily for, and how do you incorporate it into your teaching? What do you love most about this tool? Our community will be eager to hear your experience using this product and how your child or student has benefited from it!

How it works:

  1. Click on the “Enter Now” button above.
  2. You’ll be directed to the interactive submissions post on our Facebook page. (If you haven’t yet liked our page, go ahead and like it!)
  3. Leave your response in the Comments section of the post. And don’t forget to hashtag #AutismAwareness!
  4. If you prefer to share your response and feedback privately, use this online form here. Your response will automatically enter you to win a $25 Gift Certificate from Different Roads! One winner will be chosen at random.

Submissions will be accepted through next Monday, April 20, 2015. The winner will be announced on our Facebook page next week, so stay tuned!

*Different Roads to Learning reserves the right to remove or delete any submissions containing hate speech, profanity, personal attacks, and threats. We also reserve the right to remove or delete any comments containing spam or viruses, solicitations/advertisements of non-autism-related content, or the private information of individuals. We reserve the right to use private responses when announcing the winner of the sweepstakes.


And the winner of our What Does Autism Mean to You? Sweepstakes is…

Congratulations to Linda Delano Schumacher on winning our What Does Autism Mean to You Sweepstakes! We’d also like to thank all of the parents and teachers who have contributed such heartfelt responses during this campaign. We were incredibly touched and impressed by the unique responses submitted by all of you, and are grateful to be part of a community of such strong and dedicated members.

Here was Linda’s response to the campaign, which was selected from our random drawing this afternoon:

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Don’t forget! We’re featuring an entire month of exclusive articles, interviews, and interactive giveaways for Autism Awareness! Stay up-to-date with us on Facebook, our Twitter and right here on our blog for more upcoming promotions and exclusive content.

It’s our World Autism Awareness Day Sale! Save 20% and Get FREE Ground Shipping Today and Tomorrow ONLY

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Today is World Autism Awareness Day.  We hope you’ll join us, not just today, but all month long in spreading awareness. Different Roads is excited to feature special promotions, interactive giveaways, and an exclusive series of interviews with renowned experts in the field all throughout April.  If you haven’t already, we urge you to check out Mark Sundberg’s excellent interview on the Essentials of Verbal Behavior.

Today and tomorrow only, you can save 20%* and get free domestic ground shipping on your order with us online or over the phone. Just mention or apply our promo code AUTISM15 at checkout!

We’ll also be highlighting the efforts of parents, educators, and service providers, as well as some of our favorite teaching tools this month. Please follow us and get involved by using #AutismAwareness in your social media posts.

We look forward to seeing how you’re showing your awareness of autism this month!

*Promotion expires at 11:59pm EST on 04/03/2015. Promotional discount is not valid on past purchases and on Assessment Kits for the ABLLS®-R and VB-MAPP (DRK 700-703) or on multi-packs of VB-MAPP Protocols (DRB 682 & DRB 683). Free shipping offer is valid on domestic orders with ground shipping methods only. Be sure to select “Free UPS Ground” as the shipping method at checkout! Please email us with inquiries.

April is Autism Awareness Month!

April is Autism Awareness Month, which means we have a bunch of fun things planned out all month long for you!  You can stay up to date on social media with all of our special offers and promotions by liking our Facebook page, following us on Twitter, or subscribing to our email updates for announcements of special promotions, giveaways, exclusive articles, and more. We’re really excited to bring you a series of exclusive articles by Mark Sundberg, Mary Jane Weiss, and Gary Mayerson addressing critical questions and issues facing the autism community.

And we’re always thrilled to see engagement from our community of parents, professionals, and others. We hope you’ll share how you’re showing your awareness of autism this month. Just mention @difflearn and hashtag #AutismAwareness in your tweets and posts to join in on the raising awareness!

Don’t forget—you can also Light it Up Blue with Autism Speaks on World Autism Awareness Day (April 2nd, 2015). Register now and help shine the light on autism!

Going, Going… Gone – Save up to 30% on these last few items!


We’ve marked down prices on more than 40 different products to make room for all of the new and exciting additions in our 2015 Catalog (Vol. 33), so you can SAVE UP TO 30% on puzzles, timers, manipulatives, games, schedules, and more! We still have a few left in stock, but they’re going fast, so act now before they’re all gone!

No promo code necessary. To request a copy of our newest catalog, click here!


Our 2015 Catalog (Vol. 33) is Here!

We’re thrilled to announce the arrival of our 2015 Catalog, Volume 33! Go and request your free copy here. Along with exclusive articles written by our community of experts, you’ll also find brand new products which we’re incredibly excited to share with you. This May marks 20 years in business, and we still find great excitement connecting you with the right products for our children’s progress and potential. And to all of the parents, teachers, therapists, and autism specialists, we’ve loved connecting with you and getting your input on new products and solutions to add to our line.

We hope you enjoy the new catalog, and please feel free to get in touch with us with any questions, comments, or feedback!

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Cyber Monday Savings – Save 20% and more today!

The post-Thanksgiving sale continues! Until tonight, you can receive 20% off your order and $5 flat-rate shipping* (within anywhere in the U.S.). Just apply our promo code CYBER14 when you place your order online or over the phone with us!

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*Valid until 11:59pm EST TONIGHT (12/01/2014). Cannot be combined with any other offer. One-time use only. Flat-rate shipping applies only to U.S. domestic orders. Discount is not valid on Assessment Kits for ABLLS®-R and VB-MAPP (DRK 700-703), multi-packs of VB-MAPP Protocols (DRB 682/683), and the ABA Curriculum for the Common Core Kit: Kindergarten (DRK 055).

Download our 2014 Holiday Gift Guide today! Find the perfect gift for your special child

Around the holidays, parents often get calls from grandparents, friends and relatives asking for gift ideas for children with special needs. Our 2014 Holiday Gift Guide will make it a bit easier for everyone to find something special for the special child in their life. Our trusted consultant Sam Blanco, MSEd, BCBA has put together some of her favorites that are sure to bring delight. From our Different Roads family to yours, we wish you all the joy and happiness of the season.

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AND we’re slashing the prices of the toys and games in our Holiday Gift Guide, so be sure to apply or mention our promo code GIFT14 to save 15%* on these featured products!