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We CAN Be Friends Lesson Plans

Welcome, We CAN Be Friends teachers! Thank you for your commitment to teaching students the values of friendship, empathy and inclusion. You can find all We CAN Be Friends lesson plans sorted by grade below. Scroll to the bottom of the page for our “I CAN Share My Story” video series, featuring children, teens and young adults with autism.

“I teach the We CAN Be Friends program at our school and get so many compliments around the community about the awareness it is bringing to our kids and families! Because of this program, my son has grown to appreciate who he is. He no longer feels like an outsider because his peers understand him!”

– A We CAN Be Friends teacher and parent of a child with autism

Kindergarten to Grade 1

Grade 4-5

Grade 6-7

Temple Grandin (Worksheet)

Creating Positive Environments

David’s Ride
Personal Choices

I CAN Share My Story Video Series

“I CAN Share My Story” is a series of 12 interviews with children, teens and young adults with autism. It showcases the autism spectrum, and provides the opportunity for individuals and families who are living with autism to share their personal experiences.

We encourage you to refer to our Conversation Guide to help facilitate your classroom’s discussions about the videos!

To explore all 12 interviews, please click on the playlist icon in the top left-hand corner of the embedded video below.