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Developed by a multidisciplinary team, Unstuck is more than an intervention; it is a way of thinking, a shared language and a suite of  supports that helps children be more successful at school and at home.

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What is Unstuck?

  • ​​​An executive function curriculum that uses proven cognitive-behavioral techniques to improve flexibility, emotion regulation, planning and organization.

  • A set of fun activities that cue larger concepts, resulting in a shared language and approach for learning to be flexible, set goals and make plans.  

  • An adaptable set of lessons designed for use in schools by any school staff, but also used in clinic settings.

  • Unstuck meets Tier 2 Intervention requirements for IEP's and 504's, but has been used in mainstream classrooms and in Tier 3 educational settings as well.

  • A suite of resources that includes:

    • Manual of 21 small group lessons

    • Companion book for parents teachers, and therapists to support generalization of Unstuck

    • Online training modules with CE credits for teachers

    • Brief videos and an accessible online training platform for parents to learn the language and strategies of Unstuck

Who is Unstuck for and Does it Work?

  • Unstuck is designed for 8- to 11- year-olds with average IQ who have challenges with flexibility, organization and planning.

  • It was originally developed for children with autism who have strong cognitive and language skills. However, it targets executive function abilities that are essential for all children to thrive at home and at school, and research has shown that is effective for children with ADHD as well as autism. 

  • Research has documented that Unstuck helps children:

    • Become more flexible problem solvers

    • Improve classroom behaviors for following directions, making transitions, and avoiding meltdowns and negativity.

How Can I Learn Unstuck?

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How can you help kids with autism be flexible, get organized, and work toward goals—not just in school but in everyday life? It's all about executive function, and this quick problem-solving guide helps you explicitly teach these critical skills to high-functioning children with autism (Grades K-8).

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The e-Unstuck and on Target Program is an interactive e-­learning course for parents to teach them to support executive functioning and behavior regulation in children with Autism Spectrum Disorder. The dynamic e-learning platform systematically intermixes didactic instruction with hands-on interactive exercises.  While designed for parents, teachers and interventionists love it too!

Unstuck and On Target is an intervention available as a kit that includes all the elements needed to implement the intervention in your school or clinic.  The box includes the direct instruction curriculum, links to download parent and teacher handouts, game board, and posters. 


"Unstuck has changed the way our family interacts. We now all use the scripts and we have a common language that we really try to use in both good and bad times. You know it's working when your child tells you stuck and you are!"

​"We went through the Unstuck and On Target curriculum and parent training and couldn't believe how much we learned. For the first time, things made sense and we actually knew what to do. We give the Solving Executive Functions book to everyone who works with our child- and as baby presents for new parents!"

"Our child is the Unstuck poster child. He really struggles with transitions or changes, hates when people break the rules and is haphazard about his schoolwork. But Unstuck brings us to the table together. We are able to systematically preview things for him and he is really learning that there is always a Plan B. Thank you for helping us see our son was more flexible than we realized and for teaching us how to  support him in his growth."