There are several things in my classroom that I cannot live without. Any Special Education Teacher new or old should definitely have the following things:
Velcrovelcro dots. Anyone who has spent hours cutting velcro into tiny pieces to stick to visual schedule cards knows how awful cutting velcro can be! The dots are worth the money!
BoardmakerBoardmaker is a program that has tons of simple clip art that you can use to make any visuals you need. Almost every MD classroom I have seen uses Boardmaker. This year I have just started working with the interactive boards using our classroom interactive whiteboard.
Hand SanitizerBath and Body Works and I especially love their mini sanitizers with holders that can be attached to badge clips, wheelchair handles, door knobs, etc.
Switches and Step by Steps