Nervous System Unit for Special Education | Human Body


Total Pages 159 pages plus 42 google slides
Answer Key Included
Teaching Duration 3 Weeks


The Nervous System unit contains 159 pages and 42 google slides of material specifically designed for students with special learning needs, especially autism who are in middle and high school.

This unit on the Nervous System addresses the characteristics of this system in a simplified but rigorous way for students with diverse learning needs to make meaningful and authentic connections to the material.

There are many opportunities for students to engage in repeated information on the Nervous System. This repetition encourages a true understanding of this very complex system. In addition, many of the Nervous System activities and assessments include more than one version, suggestions for differentiation, and options for presentation.

Finally, there is a social story and activity on accessibility that helps make more personal connections.

✩✩✩ This unit now includes digital versions of the printable activities. There are 42 google slides and a movie version of both books.

See the preview for a more detailed look at the contents.


Nervous System Unit Includes:


⭐ This unit comes in 2 complete files. One is in color and one is in black and white.


In the zipped folder you will find:

  • 13 days of lesson plans
  • Nervous System activities in color
  • Nervous System activities in black and white
  • Voice-recorded PowerPoint shows
  • Nervous System book (PowerPoint) to use with activities
  • Accessibility Social Story (PowerPoint) to use with activities
  • Links and directions to digital activities


Nervous System Activities:

  • Vocabulary board
  • Vocabulary cards and cut/paste activities (includes digital version)
  • Circle maps on all the different parts of the nervous system (includes digital version)
  • Labeling different parts of the nervous system and components (includes digital version)
  • Sorting activities (includes digital version)
  • Vocabulary puzzles (includes digital version)
  • 2 cut and paste cloze worksheets (includes digital version)
  • Assessments (3 versions) (includes digital version)
  • 20 page social story on accessibility (includes movie version)
  • Accessible/Not Accessible sorting activity (includes digital version)


Much of what I have learned about curriculum development is incorporated in these units. For example, do not be afraid of repetition. It is critical that students with significant disabilities get to experience material over several days to be able to fully assimilate what is being taught. Also, adding visual supports to your printables and class activities helps students be able to pay more attention to the content you are presenting rather than the mechanics of what is expected. Finally, ask questions. Good questions!! Regardless of the material, if we can ask students good questions it will push them to think more deeply than before.

As always please take a moment to leave feedback or post any questions you may have.

I am currently developing more units, and any feedback I get helps me make improvements in the future. Plus, it just means a lot to me.

★★★You might be interested in my other units on the human body by clicking below:

Cardiovascular System
Respiratory System
Digestive System
Muscular System
Skeletal System