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Stages Learning Materials | Every Child Can Learn And Thrive

Stages Learning Materials increases equitable access to quality autism education during the critical early intervention window, greatly improving a child’s chances for later success.

They believe that teachers empowered with organized, quality resources and teaching materials will be better equipped to personalize instruction to individual student needs.

They believe that a well-designed curriculum should be intuitive, so teachers spend less time on organization and routine tasks, and more time interacting with students.

Stages Learning Materials values student learning and development first. A commitment to equity and access guides their product development, their business model, and their customer service. They will persist in finding a way for every parent and every educator to secure the tools they need to provide their students with the best possible education.

Get to Know Their Story with Angela Nelson

Angela Nelson was an undergraduate psychology major at UCLA when she began working with children with autism. In 1993 autism was a newly recognized diagnosis, and there were no tools or materials created specifically to meet the educational needs of children on the spectrum. So Angela spent hours creating her own materials by cutting pictures out of magazines, catalogs, and advertisements (yes, the ads still came in the mail back then) and gluing them to 3×5 cards.

Soon other therapists and families were asking Angela to make a set of “flashcards” for them. As the requests grew, Angela started photocopying the cards at Kinkos. After creating a couple hundred card sets like this she overheard someone talking about “offset press printing,” where you can print thousands of pieces with higher quality and less cost. The next day, armed with a phone book, Angela started calling printers.

A few months later, Angela started teaching a 4-year-old with the brightest red hair you’ve ever seen, named David. David’s mother, Karen French, is an amazing talented wedding photographer in Huntington Beach, CA. Not more than a few minutes passed before Angela began to tell Karen about her flashcard project.

Within a week Karen and Angela were planning their new business venture. Stages was officially born in Karen’s Photography office, and the two launched into months of taking pictures.

Comprehensive Structured Learning Plan

Language Builder: Academic Readiness Intervention System (ARIS)
Early Autism Curriculum

The goal of the ARIS curriculum is to make sure teachers have 100% of the hands-on materials, detailed lesson plans, and program management tools they need to carry out a complete and structured learning plan for their elementary-age students with autism.

With all of these materials conveniently assembled in place, you have the most organized and easy-to-implement classroom kit available for learners with autism, language delay, and cognitive impairment.

Spend less time planning lessons and searching for materials, and more time teaching!

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