Enter Our Reflection Raffle to Win a Function Wheels Kit or a MotivAider!

How has Different Roads played a part in your students’ learning? Tell us how Different Roads to Learning has helped your students succeed, and you will be entered for a chance to win either a Function Wheels Kit or a MotivAider!

Click on the image below to enter:

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“Touch Red” – A Poem by Georgie Herz, ABA Teacher

Here’s a touching – pun intended! – poem given to us by Georgie Herz, an ABA teacher from Special School District in St. Louis, MO, that we thought we’d share with all of you so you can start off your weekend with a smile.

Touch Red
Georgie Herz

Touch red
One card, one choice
Touch red

This is touching red
A prize, cheerios, candy, a car
This is touching red
I’ll guide your hand it’s not far
Touch red

Three times, I’m keeping score
Now with two
Touch red, I pray not blue
This is touching red

Add yellow, three cards, three times
Touch red you score
Pick a prize
Yes there’s more
Touch red

A week or two or three or four
We check again, yea you score
Touch red, there’s more

Cards are gone
See the bears
We start with one
Then it’s two
A prize for each one
You do

Touch red.


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:

Linda Delano Schumacher

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.

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!

VOTE to Name Our Worm!

Thank you to everyone who participated last week in suggesting a name for our worm! We had a blast reading through all the wonderfully quirky and creative suggestions. Out of hundreds of submissions, we’ve narrowed down the choices to our top 4, and now we’d like for YOU to vote on the best name!

Vote to Name Our Worm!

Cast your vote here! Results of the poll will be shared next week, so don’t forget to check back here or our Facebook page.

We Want YOU to Name our Worm!

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We thought it was past time that our worm had a proper name, and we’re turning to YOU to decide what it should be! Suggest your names by clicking here to enter your name suggestion now.

Suggestions will be received through May 20th. Please be as creative as you like!

In the words of the great Dr. Seuss: “So… be your name Buxbaum or Bixby or Bray or Mordecai Ali Van Allen O’Shea, you’re off to Great Places! Today is your day!” Our worm needs a name! So get on your way!