Apr 03, 2017 -- 10:25 pmCongratulations to Linda Cox and the Beloit AIT for submitting their AIT March 2017 data and winning the drawing for a gift card! They were chosen by a random drawing from the 30 teams that submitted their data for March 2017. They will be awarded... Read more
Mar 03, 2017 -- 2:29 pmCongratulations to Marlene Graber and the Topeka AIT for submitting their AIT February 2017 data and winning the drawing for a gift card! They were chosen by a random drawing from the 26 teams that submitted their data for February 2017. They will... Read more
Feb 01, 2017 -- 9:34 pmCongratulations to Vickie Unruh and the Hays AIT for submitting their AIT January 2017 data and winning the drawing for a gift card! They were chosen by a random drawing from the 24 teams that submitted their data for January 2017. They will be aw... Read more
Jan 03, 2017 -- 8:18 amCongratulations to Dayna Reinhart and the Liberal AIT for submitting their AIT December 2016 data and winning the drawing for a gift card! They were chosen by a random drawing from the 25 teams that submitted their data for December 2016. They wil... Read more
Dec 02, 2016 -- 12:56 pmCongratulations to Lori Bergman and the Marshall Nemaha County Educational Services Cooperative AIT for submitting their AIT November 2016 data and winning the drawing for a gift card! They were chosen by a random drawing from the 17 teams that sub... Read more
Dec 01, 2016 -- 7:30 am2017 Summer Institute on Structured Teaching
Date: June 12-16, 2017
Time: 8:00 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
Collaborating Partner: Derby Public Schools
Location: Carlton Learning Center; 4900 S. Clifton Ave.; Wichita, KS 67216
Training information and... Read more
Jan 04, 2016 -- 10:24 amCongratulations to Bess Perkins and the Lansing AIT for submitting their AIT fall data and winning the drawing for a gift card! They were chosen by a random drawing from the 35 teams that submitted their data. They will be awarded a $100 Amazon gi... Read more
Dec 01, 2015 -- 11:02 amSave-the-Date!! Applications to attend the TASN ATBS Summer Institute on Structured Teaching will be released January 4th!! Please ask that Director of Special Education share the link with you!!! Changes are coming!... Read more
Nov 23, 2015 -- 6:01 pmWhile for many the holiday season is a time of celebration and cheer, it is also one of the busiest and most stressful. This is particularly true for school professionals who, while often concerned with the obligations of food, gifts, and social co... Read more
Oct 20, 2015 -- 9:09 pmOur website has changed. Our resources have been moved to www.ksdetasn.org. If you have difficulty locating something you are looking for, email Lee Stickle at firstname.lastname@example.org. If you need to request assistance with a student, please navigate to... Read more
Sep 21, 2015 -- 12:51 pmJoin TASN ATBS staff and KU Medical Center’s Center for Child Health & Development for the annual Autism Diagnostic Team (ADT) Training November 5-6, 2015. A link to registration can be found on the training calendar at http://ksdetasn.org.... Read more
Jul 29, 2015 -- 9:37 amThis year the Tri-State Collaborative is offering 29 webinars on autism spectrum and related disorders across the school year. Each webinar will be offered twice on the day scheduled, from 3:00 - 3:45pm CT and 4:30 - 5:15pm CT.
Please download the... Read more
May 19, 2015 -- 9:46 amThis month's teacher resource gives tips for students with Autism to connect with instruction. Copy and paste this link into your browser to see more: http://kansasasd.com/classroommat.php?view=item&aid=913
Wishing everyone a wonderful summer, we ... Read more
Apr 21, 2015 -- 8:12 amThis month's resource provides strategies and tools that will assist school staff with data collection and analysis.
http://kansasasd.com/classroommat.php?view=item&aid=909... Read more
Apr 15, 2015 -- 2:55 pmBeginning fall 2015 Pittsburg State University will offer a certificate in Early Childhood Autism! This is in addition to the two certificates that focus on school-aged students, "Classic" and "Higher Functioning" Autism.
The Early Childhood Autis... Read more
Apr 07, 2015 -- 1:12 pmWe have downloaded over 50 files to Boardmaker Online and have more to come. Copy and paste this link in your browser to visit our page: https://www.boardmakeronline.com/Community/FriendsProfile/300366... Read more
Mar 25, 2015 -- 1:52 pmTASN ATBS is excited to announce a new training series for early childhood professionals! It is a six day training broken into three two-day sessions. For further information, copy and paste this link into your browser: http://kansasasd.com/trainin... Read more
Mar 23, 2015 -- 9:09 amThis month's resources include examples of strategies that can be used to support communication, provide structure, and ensure that your classroom has the essential elements needed to support ALL students with ASD.
http://kansasasd.com/classroommat... Read more
Mar 16, 2015 -- 12:38 pmThe Pilot Club of Manhattan's 10th Annual Autism Spectrum Disorders Workshop will be held on Saturday, June 20th, 2015, at the Hilton Garden Inn, Manhattan, KS.
It features two keynote speakers: Brenda Smith Myles, Ph.D., addressing behavior issues... Read more
Mar 05, 2015 -- 7:43 amShare My Lesson has invited Dr. Randy Sprick to present at its Ideas & Innovations professional learning virtual conference on
March 23–25, 2015. PBIS in the Classroom—The Essentials to Support Responsible Student Behavior
March 23, 2015 at 3 ... Read more
Mar 02, 2015 -- 6:20 amNew Date! In an effort to ensure we select the very best candidates for the first Early Childhood Academy we are delaying the release of application by one week. BE SURE TO CHECK BACK AT THIS TIME NEXT WEEK!!... Read more
Feb 17, 2015 -- 9:04 pmThis month's resources include strategies that can be used to support students during transition activities. Use the link below to access the resources.
http://kansasasd.com/classroommat.php?view=item&aid=900... Read more
Feb 15, 2015 -- 4:04 pmTRAINING OPPORTUNITY
Title: Managing the Cycle of Acting Out Behavior: The Strategies of Stabilization
Presenter: Dr. Terrance M Scott, PhD, University of Louisville
Description: Dr. Scott will be sharing multiple behavior stabilization strategie... Read more
Jan 21, 2015 -- 10:12 amThere aren't many days left to apply!! You can contact your Director to get the application information or go to Training Materials on our website for the link to the application!!... Read more
Jan 20, 2015 -- 6:33 amIncoming Kansas Commissioner of Education,
Dr. Randy Watson invites state residents to
participate in community conversations about
education in Kansas. As a community, what is
the future we want for our children and what
role should education p... Read more
Jan 16, 2015 -- 11:28 amClick here to view pictures and videos of strategies that can be used to support students in the general education classroom.
http://kansasasd.com/classroommat.php?view=item&aid=887... Read more
Jan 14, 2015 -- 7:30 pmThe practices of functional behavioral assessment and Positive Behavioral
Supports (PBS) are part of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act
Amendments of 1997 (IDEA) (P.L. 105-17). Procedures and strategies associated
with functional asse... Read more
Jan 14, 2015 -- 10:00 amMark your calendars! January 7th, Special Education Directors in Kansas received the application packet for our Summer Institute on Structured Teaching. The training is a week long and is held in Hutchinson. Space is very limited, perquisites are ... Read more
Jan 14, 2015 -- 9:58 amFor the 33rd year, the Midwest Symposium for Leadership in Behavior Disorders will address cutting-edge issues of interest to professionals working with students with emotional/behavioral disorders and autism spectrum disorders. Our comprehensive, th... Read more
Jan 13, 2015 -- 3:28 pmIt can be overwhelming when your child is diagnosed with attention deficit disorder (ADD) or attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). But making small changes to your household and to your family life can help your child overcome obstacles.
... Read more
Jan 12, 2015 -- 9:19 pmA terrific resource from OCALI!! Characteristics and Qualities of an Effective Support Person for Individuals with ASD: A Self-Check. Click Here! http://www.ocali.org/up_doc/Self-Check_Checklist.pdf... Read more
Using Signs to Facilitate Vocabulary in Children With Language Delays Lederer, Susan Hendler PhD, CCC/SLP; Battaglia, Dana PhD,
Jan 12, 2015 -- 6:01 pmThe purpose of this article is to explore recommended practices in choosing and using key word signs (i.e., simple single-word gestures for communication) to facilitate first spoken words in hearing children with language delays. Developmental, theor... Read more
U.S. Department of Justice U.S. Department of Education Civil Rights Division Office for Civil Rights Office of Special Educatio
Jan 06, 2015 -- 9:43 amHere is a parent fact sheet distributed by the U.S. Department of Justice and the U.S. Department of Education that many may find helpful... Read more
Jan 06, 2015 -- 6:42 amRegistration opens February 2, 2015. This presentation will cover the Formal and Informal assessments that make up the TTAP system. The training will prepare participant teams to use both the Formal and Informal assessment tools in the development ... Read more
Dec 16, 2014 -- 10:57 amCongratulations to Molly Noon and the Butler County School Board Council Special Education Cooperative's AIT for submitting their AIT fall data and winning the drawing for a gift card! They were chosen by a random drawing from the 35 teams that sub... Read more
Dec 15, 2014 -- 11:52 amClick here to access strategies and visual supports to help embrace teaching opportunities found within the students' natural environment.
http://kansasasd.com/classroommat.php?view=item&aid=843... Read more
Dec 12, 2014 -- 10:14 amADOS-2 Toddler Module Practice Webinar moved to January 9 at 8:30am!!
ADOS-2 Module 2 Practice Webinar January 23 at 8:30am!!
ADOS-2 Module 3 Practice Webinar February 20 at 8:30am!!
Register on our website www.kansasasd.com by clicking on T... Read more
Dec 12, 2014 -- 9:40 amDo you need resources in Spanish? Here is a good start ! http://theautismprogram.org/spanish-resources/
... Read more
Dec 03, 2014 -- 4:24 pmWebinar Presented by: Lee Stickle, MS. Ed.
Wednesday, December 3 from 3:00 - 3:45pm CST and 4:00 - 4:45pm CST
Description: Para-educators are a significant part of the learning process, facilitating one-on-one and small group instruction for st... Read more
Nov 19, 2014 -- 8:39 pmToday Hasbro toys launched a series of play visuals and supports to help children with autism and other developmental disabilities. Check it out at this website: http://toyboxtools.hasbro.com They have visual supports for various play dough activiti... Read more
Nov 15, 2014 -- 7:01 pmClick here to access leveled literacy activities with visual included: http://kansasasd.com/classroommat.php?view=item&aid=804... Read more
Nov 12, 2014 -- 5:10 pmWebinar Presented by: Lindy McDaniel, MS. Ed.
Wednesday, December 10 from 3:00 - 3:34pm CST and 4:00 - 4:45pm CST
Description: Every second does count! In this webinar Lindy McDaniel will discuss the importance of embedding functional learning t... Read more
Nov 04, 2014 -- 1:41 pmJoin us on November 12 & 13 for a two-part webinar series on ASD & Literacy, Presented by Pam Williamson Ph.D. & Christina Carnahan, Ed.D.
This webinar will be offered at two times on the scheduled dates.
Join us at 3:00pm - 3:45pm CST or 4:00pm... Read more
Oct 16, 2014 -- 8:42 amPEATworks.org—Is your gateway
to tools, resources, and collaboration in the
pursuit of accessible workplace technology.
Please browse our site to find resources for
employers, technology providers, and
technology users with disabilities.
... Read more
Oct 15, 2014 -- 12:49 pmClick here to access visuals supports and social narratives that support non-routine events such as picture day, field trips, fire drills, and days with a substitute teacher: http://kansasasd.com/classroommat.php?view=item&aid=786 ... Read more
Oct 22 & 23 Webinar: How to Develop an Autism Parent Training Series in Your District and Increase Collaboration and Parent Enga
Oct 09, 2014 -- 1:08 pmHow to Develop an Autism Parent Training Series in Your District and Increase Collaboration and Parent Engagement with Families.
This two-part webinar will share information on a collaborative training format where educators, with expertise with a... Read more
Oct 15 Webinar: Supporting Literacy in Individuals with Autism through the use of Assistive Technologies
Oct 09, 2014 -- 1:08 pmSupporting Literacy in Individuals with Autism through the use of Assistive Technologies.
This webinar will focus on Assistive Technologies for students with ASD who have barriers to reading. Participants will gain an understanding of barriers to ... Read more
Oct 08, 2014 -- 10:09 amJoin us next Thursday, October 16 for Autism Screening Tools Birth to 21 with Sarah Hoffmeier!
Screening tools will include the new MCHAT R/F, the CARS-2, and the ASDS!
To register please visit http://www.kansasasd.com/trainingcalendar.php?m=10... Read more
Sep 25, 2014 -- 1:56 pmOn Friday, September 19 K-CART held an information session on the upcoming KS Autism Legislation. To view the session go to:
https://lecturecapture.ku.edu/ess/echo/presentation/aadae631-c371-453a-8a69-5eb8600a81a9... Read more
Sep 22, 2014 -- 2:59 pmIf you are new to Boardmaker, we have seven video tutorials for using Boardmaker. You can find them here: http://www.kansasasd.com/classroommat.php?view=item&aid=780... Read more
Sep 17, 2014 -- 12:25 pmCopy and paste the link below in your browser to see work task, and worksheet ideas as well as other forms to support you in getting to know your student and helping them get to know you! http://kansasasd.com/classroommat.php?view=item&aid=774 ... Read more
Sep 03, 2014 -- 11:34 pmThis fall, Brookes Publishing is teaming up with The Inclusive Class blog for a series of four free 1-hour webinars on K-12 inclusive education! Speakers include Paula Kluth on September 16, Cheryl Jorgensen on September 18, Whitney Rapp on Septembe... Read more
Sep 02, 2014 -- 10:52 amTASN ATBS is proud to announce the availability of the Kansas Administrator's Guide to Autism Spectrum Disorders! Please click on the link to download a copy of the guide.... Read more
Aug 25, 2014 -- 9:20 amAutism Diagnostic Team (ADT) Training
November 6 & 7, 2014
This two-day training is designed to train school autism teams, Part C/Early Intervention teams, and other organization teams with the knowledge of autism and the medical di... Read more
Aug 22, 2014 -- 1:04 pmPlease join us this year for the Tri-State ASD Webinar Series! This year we will be collaborating with the Colorado Department of Education and the Nebraska ASD Network to offer 23 webinars.
The webinars will be offered twice each day. The first p... Read more
Aug 18, 2014 -- 1:18 pmWelcome back to School!!! As you gear up for another school year we want to introduce you to our new staff members...Lindy McDaniel, Cherie Blanchat, Jamie Wolfe, Karine Gleason, Jenny Rooney, & Terri Swanson!
We are excited to announce our partn... Read more
Jul 27, 2014 -- 3:23 pmKate's Classroom Cafe has a free printable to help with middle school locker trips. The link to this free printable is: http://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/Back-to-School-Middle-School-Organization-Locker-Printable-253928
... Read more
Jul 23, 2014 -- 7:38 amAugust 26-27, 2014. This presentation will cover the Formal and Informal assessments that make up the TTAP system. The training will prepare participant teams to use both the Formal and Informal assessment tools in the development of IEP/Transition... Read more
Jun 18, 2014 -- 3:09 pmThank you to Lindy McDaniel and Dixie Teeter for putting together Boardmaker tips for the PC... Read more
May 23, 2014 -- 1:52 pmCongratulations to Lisa Pierce and the Brown County Kansas Special Education Interlocal's AIT for submitting their AIT spring data and winning the drawing for a gift card! They were chosen by a random drawing from the 35 teams that submitted their ... Read more
May 15, 2014 -- 10:14 amThere are compelling statistics today that highlight the need to address the issue of our children wandering and going missing. The safety of chidren with autism is an enormous concern for parents and caregivers alike. Last month, we shared BCBA Sa... Read more
May 13, 2014 -- 2:15 pmA Webinar from AUCD’s Early Intervention/ Early Childhood (EIEC) Special Interest Group
Birth to 5: Watch Me Thrive!
Tuesday, May 27, 2014, 4:00 PM – 5:00 PM ET
To register click: https://www.aucd.org/template/event.cfm?event_id=6624
We... Read more
May 13, 2014 -- 11:50 amIn our final Evidence Based Practice newsletter for the year, we want to thank our autism interdisciplinary teams for the difference they are making in the lives of students, families and their fellow educators. http://kansasasd.com/nletter_attach/ki... Read more
May 12, 2014 -- 6:26 pmParents of children who have autism have deep concerns about their children’s challenging behavior. Coping with challenging behavior can lead to increased parental and family stress. With U.S. autism rates increasing 30 percent in the past 2 years,... Read more
May 08, 2014 -- 9:01 amEvidence-Based Practices for Children, Youth, and Young Adults with Autism Spectrum Disorder
Evidence-based intervention practices (EBPs) for children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) are the basis on which effective programs are built and around... Read more
May 08, 2014 -- 8:57 amAsk the Experts Webinars:
Individualized Learning Plans (ILPs) and the IEP
What's the difference?
Can they work together?
Are ILPs for general ed students only?
How does the ILP help me engage families?
Many high s... Read more
Apr 26, 2014 -- 11:22 amMay's Better Hearing and Speech Month is the perfect time for parents to learn how to recognize the early signs of communication disorders.Join ASHA on Tuesday, May 6th at 1:30 p.m. ET for a Google+ Hangout On Air to discuss the importance of early i... Read more
Apr 24, 2014 -- 1:36 pmApril 29th @ 3 pm
Join TASN providers, KSDE representative Mark Ward, & a panel of experienced practitioners as we discuss suspension, discipline procedures & the manifestation determination review (MDR). More info to come.
Click below to registe... Read more
Apr 21, 2014 -- 8:29 amFree Webinars with Eustacia Cutler
(Temple Grandin’s mom)
About Eustacia Cutler
Eustacia Cutler will be talking with selected autism experts in a variety of topics. These discussions will provide guidance and insight to professionals and p... Read more
Apr 17, 2014 -- 10:34 amWe are pleased to present the April session of CDC’s Public Health Grand Rounds, “Autism Spectrum Disorder: From Numbers to Know-How.” This session will be available via live webcast from CDC headquarters in Atlanta, Georgia on Tuesday, April 2... Read more
Apr 15, 2014 -- 9:37 pmThis month's visual support focuses on visual strategies to include when providing social skills instruction. Thanks to Dixie Teeter, Lindy McDaniel and Lori Chambers for sharing resources!
http://www.kansasasd.com/classroommat.php?view=item&aid=3... Read more
Apr 01, 2014 -- 9:34 amhttp://gallery.mailchimp.com/baa373a72de2af14fa3258d1b/files/April_Newsletter.pdf
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Mar 13, 2014 -- 10:26 amAs educators, it is imperative to embed communication opportunities into daily activities providing the vehicle which will allow the student to communicate and make choices on multiple opportunities, across environments and across people. Check ou... Read more
Mar 03, 2014 -- 7:18 amhttp://gallery.mailchimp.com/baa373a72de2af14fa3258d1b/files/March_Newsletter.pdf
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Mar 02, 2014 -- 1:13 pmThis presentation will cover the Formal and Informal assessments that make up the TTAP system. The training will prepare participant teams to use both the Formal and Informal assessment tools in the development of IEP/Transition goals, benchmarks, o... Read more
Feb 27, 2014 -- 3:05 pmWe have added Set 1 Modules 1-4 to our Training on Demand page. These modules cover skills necessary when consulting, collaborating and coaching in the schools. These are recommended for AIT, ADT and TBST team members. They can be viewed individua... Read more
Feb 20, 2014 -- 2:34 pmParaeducators play a primary role in delivery of learning activities to students in classrooms across the country. A paraeducator's role can be a viable and powerful means of enriching services to students if programs are systematically planned, pers... Read more
Feb 18, 2014 -- 9:28 amAdults with intellectual disabilities are struggling to find their place in the workforce, according to a new Gallup survey finding that two-thirds have no job.
Of those who are working, slightly more than half are employed in competitive environmen... Read more
Feb 14, 2014 -- 12:26 pmComing up next in our 2013-2014 Webinar Series is a four-part webinar on data collection and behavior change featuring Kim Meyer, Ed.S. and Helen Miller, M.A., CCC-SLP.
All webinars are FREE and will take place from 3:30 – 4:15pm on the followi... Read more
Feb 11, 2014 -- 4:18 pmHave you ever downloaded apps that you weren't satisfied with? Here's some help if you work with older adolescents and adults with developmental disabilities.
http://blog.asha.org/2014/02/11/top-ten-apps-for-adolescents-and-adults-with-developmental... Read more
Strategies for Success: Autism as Context Blindness with Dr. Peter Vermeulen on April 4 in Olathe KS
Feb 11, 2014 -- 10:50 amRegister at: http://events.r20.constantcontact.com/register/event?oeidk=a07e8tm7zcyc9af152e&llr=rtm5dxdab... Read more
Feb 11, 2014 -- 8:56 amFor those interested in attending a PODD training, there are some dates coming up for trainings in the United States. Information on these can be found at www.lburkhart.com. Dates/Locations: March 11-12 in Lexington MA; June 16-20 in Traverse City... Read more
Feb 04, 2014 -- 12:50 pmCheck out our February Newsletter:
http://gallery.mailchimp.com/baa373a72de2af14fa3258d1b/files/February_20Newsletter.pdf... Read more
Feb 04, 2014 -- 12:46 pmFor the first time in 15 years, a major psychiatric organization is updating its practice guidelines for treating kids and adolescents with autism.
A series of seven recommendations from the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry outlin... Read more
Feb 03, 2014 -- 8:24 amhttp://gallery.mailchimp.com/baa373a72de2af14fa3258d1b/files/February_20Newsletter.pdf
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Jan 28, 2014 -- 10:32 amThe Importance of Systematic Screening for Behavior - KU School of Education
Thursday, Feb. 15, 9 to 11 a.m. FREE
BEST Building Conference Center
Dr. Kathleen Lane, special education professor, will introduce several behavioral screening tools, a... Read more
Deadline for Summer Institute is January 28 at 5 pm---SLPs, we need more applications for these slots!!
Jan 24, 2014 -- 4:50 pmThe deadline for applications is Tuesday, January 28 at 5 pm---all applications must be in by that time. Don't let this great opportunity pass you by!
Please access the Training Materials section of this website to learn more about Summer Institu... Read more
Jan 22, 2014 -- 8:47 amThe deadline for applications is Tuesday, January 28 at 5 pm---all applications must be in by that time. Don't let this great opportunity pass you by!
Please access the Training Materials section of this website to learn more about Summer Institu... Read more
Jan 15, 2014 -- 5:49 pmCheck out this article by Sean Sweeney on Apps for High Schoolers!
http://www.asha.org/Publications/leader/2013/130401/App-titude--Apps-for-High-Schoolers-With-Autism.htm... Read more
Jan 15, 2014 -- 2:49 pmhttp://news.vanderbilt.edu/2014/01/employment-may-lead-to-improvement-in-autism-symptoms/... Read more
Jan 14, 2014 -- 12:38 pmPlease join us this month for a three-part webinar series on visual supports!
All of the webinars are held from 3:30pm - 4:15pm and are free!
-January 15: Direction and Mode Assessment
Link to register: http://www.surveymonkey.com/s/TASN-ATBS-... Read more
Jan 14, 2014 -- 10:44 amDo you have students who are having a difficult time getting back into learning mode after the holidays? Check out this month's visual support which focuses on steps to creating individual token economies as well as examples for individualizing tho... Read more
Jan 07, 2014 -- 8:04 pmPlease access the Training Materials section of this website to learn more about Summer Institute 2014 and obtain the link to the online application. PLEASE NOTE: THIS TRAINING IS ONLY OPEN TO KANSAS EDUCATORS.
To go to the online application, ple... Read more
Jan 06, 2014 -- 10:50 amhttp://gallery.mailchimp.com/baa373a72de2af14fa3258d1b/files/January_Newsletter.pdf
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Jan 06, 2014 -- 7:21 amGet ready to sprint!!!!
When: January 7
What: Application Information for Summer Institute 2014
Where: TASN ATBS website and sent to Directors of Special Education
Who may apply: Kansas Educators and Related Service Providers
Dates of Traini... Read more
Dec 27, 2013 -- 9:52 amSave the Date
When: January 7
What: Application Information for Summer Institute 2014
Where: TASN ATBS website and sent to Directors of Special Education
Who may apply: Kansas Educators and Related Service Providers
Dates of Training: June ... Read more
Dec 20, 2013 -- 3:03 pmBy MICHELLE DIAMENT
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Caregivers of kids with autism report more trouble accessing services and a greater impact on their families than do parents of children with other developmental disabilities.
To read the ent... Read more
Dec 20, 2013 -- 9:47 amCheckout our December Evidence Based Consulting newsletter as we introduce you to the Strategy Assessment and Revision Tool (SART)created by Wendy Szakacs and Denise Sawan Caruso from the Ohio Center for Autism and Low Incidence. The newsletter can b... Read more
Dec 17, 2013 -- 1:51 pmLimited-time offer:
Use this research-based professional development video course absolutely FREE! This 30-minute video-based course will help you reduce problem behavior and gain valuable instruction time.... Read more
Congratulations to the Autism Interdisciplinary Team from Nemaha Central USD 115, Marshall Nemaha County Educational Services Co
Dec 17, 2013 -- 7:18 amThe Autism Interdisciplinary Team (AIT) from Nemaha Central USD 115, Marshall Nemaha County Educational Services Cooperative has won a $100 gift card from Amazon. They were randomly selected from the 31 teams who entered data this fall. This gift c... Read more
Dec 12, 2013 -- 4:46 pmHave you ever seen a child fidget, put their head down, squirm or pencil tap? Sometimes children in the classroom need a functional escape strategy. Check out the December visual support newsletter and corresponding visual supports in our Free Classr... Read more
Dec 09, 2013 -- 9:26 pmJoin us for a two part webinar series on the “Impact of Deafness on the Use of Evidence-Based Practices in Children with Autism Spectrum Disorders.” The webinars will be presented by Dr. Stacey Jones Bock and Dr. Christy Borders from Illinois Sta... Read more
Dec 09, 2013 -- 6:47 amSave the Date
When: January 7
What: Application Information for Summer Institute 2014
Where: TASN ATBS website, in addition, Directors will receive a packet regarding registration.
Who may apply: Kansas Educators and Related Service Providers... Read more
Dec 05, 2013 -- 9:03 pmThe next Autism Diagnostic Team Training is February 20-21, 2014 in Wichita, KS!! The Registration Form is posted under "Training Materials"!!! Please submit the Registration form and your payment to Jennifer by 12/20!! Only 40 spots available! Conta... Read more
Dec 02, 2013 -- 7:58 amSave the Date
When: January 7
What: Application Information for Summer Institute 2014
Where: TASN ATBS website and sent to Directors of Special Education
Who may apply: Kansas Educators and Related Service Providers
Dates of Training: June ... Read more
Dec 02, 2013 -- 7:57 amCheck out our December newsletter:
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Nov 25, 2013 -- 2:22 pmADT ADOS-2 Module 2 Practice Webinar next Tuesday, December 3 at 8:30am!!! Register at http://www.surveymonkey.com/s/KHCZ9VZ... Read more
Nov 14, 2013 -- 6:15 pmCheck out the November visual supports: Surviving holiday chaos!
http://www.kansasasd.com/classroommat.php?view=item&aid=320 ... Read more
Nov 10, 2013 -- 2:52 pmJoin us on Wednesday, November 13 @ 3:30pm for Lindy McDaniel's webinar on how to include all of your students in meaningful group activities. To register go to: http://www.surveymonkey.com/s/TASN-ATBS-web5.... Read more
Subtle warning signs of autism may warrant referral to developmental specialist before age 18 months
Nov 01, 2013 -- 12:30 pmHow early can you diagnose autism? The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) recommends screening children beginning at 18 months, but research suggests subtle warning signs may be apparent even earlier, according to Patricia Manning-Courtney, MD, FAA... Read more
Nov 01, 2013 -- 8:24 amCheck out our November Newsletter!
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Oct 31, 2013 -- 7:22 am
"She won't say hi unless I say, 'Say Hello.'" "He will only wash his hands if I put his hand on the knob to turn on the water." "He won't use his fork until I put it in his hand."
I hear statements like this all the time from both parents a... Read more
Oct 30, 2013 -- 10:46 amJoin us for the ADOS-2 Module 1 Practice Webinar on Wednesday, November 6 at 3pm!! Register at http://www.surveymonkey.com/s/K35SN7R!... Read more
Oct 29, 2013 -- 6:27 pm2013 Autism Interdisciplinary Team Training is almost here and we can’t wait to see our team members! Training for enrolled teams will begin Tuesday November 5th at 8:00 AM. (Registration begins at 7:50AM). Don’t forget to bring your lap top or t... Read more
Oct 28, 2013 -- 2:01 pmWith autism spectrum disorders on the rise, schools need to be strategic about giving all students the chance to succeed. In 2002, the centers for disease Control and Prevention estimated that one in 150 children had been diagnosed with autism spectr... Read more
Oct 24, 2013 -- 11:05 amMany teachers you are called to consult with will understand how to make visual schedules. Not all will understand how to make them work. As AIT members and autism consultants you will find yourself being asked to solve classroom problems. That is ra... Read more
High Medication Rates for Children with Autism: Autistic children taking psychotropic medications at high rates
Oct 23, 2013 -- 1:59 pmOctober 20, 2013
(dailyRx News) Children with autism may also be diagnosed with other mental health conditions. These children, and those with only autism, may be prescribed mental health medications, too.
A recent study found that mental health ... Read more
Oct 21, 2013 -- 4:54 amDo you have a student with an Autism Spectrum Disorder diagnosis? What does this mean? Check out this month's quick reference guide on DSM-V diagnostic criteria for ASD.
Click on Free Classroom Support Materials>Teacher Resources>October Visual S... Read more
Oct 18, 2013 -- 10:51 amADT Webinar: ADOS-2 Toddler Module Practice Webinar next Friday, October 25 at 8:30am!!!
Register at http://www.surveymonkey.com/s/KFSZBBJ... Read more
Oct 16, 2013 -- 7:49 amJoin us on Wednesday, October 23 @ 3:30 for a webinar discussing the changes to the DSM-5 and ASD diagnosis, presented by Dr. Kathryn Ellerbeck & Dr. Catherine Smith.
To register go to: http://www.surveymonkey.com/s/TASN-ATBS-web4
All are wel... Read more
Oct 16, 2013 -- 12:30 amWhat app should I use? How does a family member, teacher or therapist decide what apps to use with their child or student?
There is an overwhelming flood of information, in the media today. Every app claims to have the features that are perfect fo... Read more
Oct 11, 2013 -- 9:44 amThe American Speech-Language and Hearing Association has launched a national campaign, Identify The Signs. This multimedia effort addresses the importance of early detection, helps the public identify the early warning signs of communication disorder... Read more
Oct 10, 2013 -- 7:21 amINDEPENDENCE, Kansas - A Kansas community is grieving the loss of a 16-year-old autistic boy. Maxwell Webb took his own life this week.
He didn't leave a note, but his parents said the suicide was fueled by bullying. His father, Zach, said the mistr... Read more
Oct 07, 2013 -- 10:44 amJoin us Wednesday, October 9 @ 3:30pm for a free webinar: Successful AAC: Options, Implementation and Myths, presented by Lindsay Dutton, M.A., CCC-SLP.
To register go to: http://www.surveymonkey.com/s/TASN-ATBS-web3.... Read more
Oct 02, 2013 -- 10:04 pmData: More Than Checks on a Clipboard
This article can be found at: http://www.everymovecounts.net/articles/CTG%20data%20article.pdf... Read more
Oct 02, 2013 -- 12:44 pmCheck out our October Newsletter:
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Sep 23, 2013 -- 12:48 pmIn my last post, I talked about some of the considerations of taking data and how much data is enough. Data, like most things in teaching, has to be individualized depending on the skills being taught, how they are being taught, and what works in th... Read more
Sep 20, 2013 -- 11:53 amFirst Fall Webinar of the ADT Webinar Series: Talking to Parents about ASD! Next Friday September 27 at 8:30am! Register at http://www.kansasasd.com/trainingcalendar.php?m=09&y=2013&d=27... Read more
Sep 13, 2013 -- 8:39 amCheck out the free educational apps for this week! This #appfriday our revamped Download Center features 14 apps, check them all out: http://www.appfriday.com/DownloadCenter?
... Read more
Sep 11, 2013 -- 2:41 pmJoin Jane Goetz, for a webinar on Autism Spectrum Disorders: The Basics.
Wednesday, September 18
3:30 - 4:15pm
All are welcome to attend.
To register go to: http://www.surveymonkey.com/s/TASN-ATBS-web01... Read more
Sep 10, 2013 -- 4:12 pmJoin Lindy McDaniel in a virtual tour of her structured PreK classroom: http://considerateclassroom.blogspot.com/2013/09/virtual-tour-of-my-early-childhood.html... Read more
Sep 10, 2013 -- 4:10 pmBy ADRIENNE LU, STATELINE
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Since the first day of class for most schools in Michigan last week, Marcie Lipsitt’s phone has been ringing nonstop with parents distraught about cuts to their children’s special edu... Read more
Sep 06, 2013 -- 2:23 pmMore than 7 in 10 with disabilities say they’ve been abused, according to a new national survey, and in many cases individuals say the problems occur repeatedly.
In what’s believed to be the largest survey of its kind, over 7,200 people with dis... Read more
Sep 04, 2013 -- 8:40 pmDear Parent(s) Autism is a neurological disorder that affects social development and communication. Eye movements and pupil measurements have been used to determine how people with autism respond to human faces, but the developmental path of these ey... Read more
Sep 03, 2013 -- 2:04 pmJoin TASN Autism and Tertiary Behavior Supports for the 2013-2014 Webinar Series. All webinars are scheduled on Wednesdays from 3:30 - 4:15pm. See attached flyer for dates and topics and the training calendar to register.... Read more
Sep 03, 2013 -- 2:04 pmCheck out our September newsletter:
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Aug 27, 2013 -- 2:38 pmBy Lynn Stansberry-Brusnahan and Phil Sievers
Chris has a puzzling neurodevelopmental disorder formally diagnosed as Pervasive Developmental Disorder and more commonly known as Autism Spectrum Disorder. Children with Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD) ... Read more
Aug 23, 2013 -- 9:17 pmThe Food and Drug Administration is warning consumers that a therapy often marketed for treating autism, cerebral palsy and other conditions is unproven and may "endanger their health."
To see the entire article: http://www.disabilityscoop.com/20... Read more
Aug 22, 2013 -- 8:54 pmAs Secretary Duncan has noted, the Department of Education is committed to making sure that all of our young people grow up free of fear, violence, and bullying. Bullying not only threatens a student’s physical and emotional safety at school, but f... Read more
Aug 21, 2013 -- 7:53 amBy SHAUN HEASLEY
August 20, 2013 Text Size A A
Younger siblings of individuals with autism are nearly seven times more likely than those with only typically-developing brothers and sisters to have the developmental disorder too, researchers say.
... Read more
Autism diagnosis more difficult to make in Hispanic children, say pediatricians Comment / Shares/ Tweets/Stumble/EmailMore + Hi
Aug 20, 2013 -- 1:04 pmHispanic children are less likely to get diagnosed with autism than other children, according to new research.
Even if they do get the proper diagnosis, medical professionals likely discover the problem years later than their counterparts.
Doct... Read more
Aug 15, 2013 -- 12:25 pmBy KATHLEEN RONAYNE
Wednesday, August 14, 2013
Using an iPad, blind students can now translate written words to verbal with one touch; students with dyslexia or other reading disorders can complete work using only their voice; and... Read more
Autism reveals itself in different ways in women than in men, according to new research from the University of Cambridge.
Aug 11, 2013 -- 4:47 pmBy Josephine Lethbridge, The Conversation
Autism reveals itself in different ways in women than in men, according to new research from the University of Cambridge. And this has the potential to great advance our understanding of the condition.
... Read more
Aug 07, 2013 -- 1:27 pmFrom Disabilityscoop.com
By SHAUN HEASLEY
August 7, 2013 Text Size A A
Providing “optimism training” to parents of children with developmental disabilities who struggle with challenging behavior appears to go a long way, researchers say.
Be... Read more
Aug 06, 2013 -- 2:01 pmCHAMPS 2-day Workshop
Please join us for this dynamic workshop series presented by Randy Sprick from Safe and Civil Schools. Each teacher who participates must sign up for and attend both days of the series.
This workshop is appropriate for a... Read more
Aug 06, 2013 -- 1:56 pmDr. Lane, University of Kansas Department of Special Education, is offering a professional development series funded, in part, by the University of Kansas, School of Education entitled: Identifying and Supporting K-12 Students within the Context of T... Read more
Aug 06, 2013 -- 1:54 pmFrom Disability Scoop:
By SHAUN HEASLEY
August 5, 2013
When offered intensive, specialized training, a new study finds that young people with autism even those with challenging behaviors can be highly successful on the job.
Researchers followe... Read more
Aug 06, 2013 -- 10:56 amThe Kansas Speech-Language Hearing Assosciation along with Assistive Technology for Kansas will be hosting their annual conference September 12-14, 2013 at the Topeka Capitol Plaza Hotel,
Maner Conference Center and Expocentre
For more information... Read more
Aug 01, 2013 -- 10:53 amWEDNESDAY, July 31 (HealthDay News) -- Intensive job training helps young people with autism get work, a small new study found.
Autism is a neurodevelopmental disorder that can range from mild to severe, affecting social and communication skills. ... Read more
Region 5 TEACCH Transition Assessment Profile Training: Tri-County, ANW, Chautauqua & Elk County, SEK
Jul 12, 2013 -- 10:31 amJuly 12, 2013
Join us for the TTAP Region 5 Training on August 27th and 28th 2013. Mary Woodworth and Karine Gleason will present information on a system for assessing the hard and soft skills associated with employment, daily living, recreation/... Read more
Jul 10, 2013 -- 5:45 pmThe Pittsburg State University Center for Teaching and Learning and Technology through generous support from the Helen S. Boyland Foundation is bringing Temple Grandin to Memorial Auditorium at 503 N. Pine in Pittsburg Kansas on August 14th at 6:00 p... Read more
Jun 26, 2013 -- 10:55 amTeaching Exceptional Children, July/August 2013, pages 6-15.
"Promoting independence in all students is an important past of education. It can be difficult however, to identify meaningful tasks that students with moderate to severe disabilities c... Read more
Jun 25, 2013 -- 1:57 pmBy SHAUN HEASLEY
June 25, 2013
Minorities with autism are far less likely than those who are white to receive care from specialists for co-occurring medical conditions associated with the developmental disorder, a new study finds.
Many with autis... Read more
Jun 25, 2013 -- 1:21 pmFrom Autism Speaks: Using a Visual Schedule to Teach Bedtime Routines
A visual schedule is a set of pictures that shows what happens during the day. It can also be used to show what will happen during an activity. A visual schedule can help break d... Read more
Jun 17, 2013 -- 8:26 pmIf you are the parent of a child or adolescent or adult with high-functioning autism (HFA) or (DSM-IV) Asperger Syndrome (AS), a professional who supports a learner with HFA/AS or a person on the spectrum, would you please follow this link to help Br... Read more
Jun 03, 2013 -- 1:35 pmKansas Kick-Off 2013
Kansas Kick-Off 2013
Dr. John Maag will be presenting You Can't Make Me! Approaches and Techniques for Managing Resistance. He will be covering strategies for building compliance momentum, tantruming, arguing, passive-aggress... Read more
May 22, 2013 -- 5:04 pmFor children on the autism spectrum, field trips mean a change in schedule and routine. Changes in schedule and environments can be overwhelming, over stimulating and confusing for some students. Here are some simple tips to prepare students with aut... Read more
May 20, 2013 -- 7:48 amThe Master Teacher’s Crystal Ball
Written by Cheryl Axley - Review 360 Implementation Team - Former Educator
Posted on May 16, 2013 at 2:30 pm.
Even before the school year comes to a close, master teachers look ahead to the next school year to b... Read more
May 20, 2013 -- 7:41 amWritten by Chris Huzinec - Review360 Director of Research
Posted on May 16, 2013 at 2:31 pm.
Summary of Research and Policy Article: Out-of-School Suspension and Expulsion by American Academy of Pediatrics Council of School Health, 2013
In order... Read more
May 07, 2013 -- 8:27 pmCheck out the featured resources on Autism and Deafness in our Evidence Based Consulting Newsletter this month!... Read more
May 07, 2013 -- 7:15 pmMulti-Modal Communication Strategies for Children Who Have Complex Communication Needs-PODD Communication Books Two Day Introductory Workshop
Brief Description of the Training:
Children who are nonspeaking or have only limited speech, in additi... Read more
May 07, 2013 -- 7:08 am(Santa Barbara, Calif.) –– Most infants respond to a game of peek-a-boo with smiles at the very least, and, for those who find the activity particularly entertaining, gales of laughter. For infants with autism spectrum disorders (ASD), however, t... Read more
May 03, 2013 -- 3:58 pmCheck out our latest newsletter-Preparing for Summer Break by Lee Stickle... Read more
May 03, 2013 -- 3:47 pmJoin us for the Kansas Kick-Off 2013 on August 23. Dr. John Maag will present "You Can't Make Me!" Approaches and Techniques for Managing Resistance. Dr. Maag will discuss strategies for building compliance momentum, tantruming, arguing, passive-aggr... Read more
May 03, 2013 -- 3:00 pmRegister now by going to our training calendar. Click on Multi-Modal Communication Strategies for Children Who Have Complex
Communication Needs-PODD Communication Books Two Day Introductory Workshop presented by Linda Burkhart for more information!
... Read more
Apr 29, 2013 -- 4:23 pmThe Pittsburg State University Autism Certificate program is accepting applications for the 2013-2014 cohort (classes begin August 20). The year-long 15-18 credit hour certificate program is offered as a hybrid program and as a fully online program. ... Read more
Apr 29, 2013 -- 1:18 pmMindMapper is a mind mapping tool that helps users to think visually. It is the only iPhone/iPad app available that supports multiple mapping directions. Capture and draw your thoughts on the canvas of MindMapper. Visually organize them and see you... Read more
Apr 25, 2013 -- 7:30 amAutism Awareness Month Book Bonanza Give Away
As Autism Awareness Month winds down, we invite you to take a peek at an amazing collection of books written by Judy Endow, MSW. For the last year, Judy has provided to S... Read more
Apr 22, 2013 -- 7:37 amIndividuals with ASD may experience levels of anxiety when transitioning to a new teacher, a new classroom, or, new
school building. Take a look at the new resources for April by going to our archived newsletter section. You will find pdf as well as... Read more
Apr 16, 2013 -- 1:57 pmEarly identification essential to help kids reach their potential, researcher says
Specific symptoms influence the age at which children are diagnosed with autism, according to a new study.
Children who displayed only seven of 12 recognized auti... Read more
WWC Review of the Report "Randomized, Controlled Trial of the LEAP Model of Early Intervention for Young Children With Autism"
Apr 10, 2013 -- 3:38 pmWhat is this study about?
The study examined whether a full two-year
Learning Experiences and Alternative Program for Preschoolers and Their Parents (LEAP) training and support model for teachers was superior in improv- ing outcomes of preschool ch... Read more
Apr 10, 2013 -- 9:34 amEach year, the IACC releases its annual list of scientific advances that represent significant progress in the field. The 20 studies selected have given new insight into the complex causes of autism and potential risk factors, studied clues that coul... Read more
Apr 09, 2013 -- 3:56 pmBy SHAUN HEASLEY
April 8, 2013 Text Size A A
Parents of children with autism often report high levels of stress, but new research suggests that getting a caregiving break for as little as one hour a week can really make a difference.
In a new st... Read more
Apr 09, 2013 -- 8:07 amThe ANW Cooperative's AIT Team has won the drawing this year for submitting their team's data by the deadline! Harry Heppler and the team will be receiving a $100 Amazon Gift Card to purchase resources for their team!... Read more
Apr 08, 2013 -- 3:08 pmIn collaboration with the IDEA Partnership, the Quality and Evidence Base Practice (QEBP) Practice Group will host a webinar on Wednesday April 17 from 1:00-2:30 EST titled
“Creating Trauma Sensitive Schools” that will feature two presentations.... Read more
Apr 08, 2013 -- 3:06 pmOn Thursday, April 18, 2013 the Clerc Center hosts second autism webinar on deaf and hard of hearing students with autism, Dr. Christen Szymanski will explain the early warning signs of autism that may present in young deaf or hard of hearing childre... Read more
Apr 08, 2013 -- 12:21 pmThe Pittsburg State University Autism Certificate: Meeting the
Need for Professional Development in ASD across Kansas
by Dr. Terri Cooper Swanson
http://kansasasd.com/nletter_attach/kisn-newsletterEE7B1CB599.pdf... Read more
Mar 20, 2013 -- 2:26 pmIndividualization is a key component to teaching children with ASD.
Here are a few ideas for teaching reading, including building vocabulary and comprehension.... Read more
Mar 12, 2013 -- 3:17 pmBy MICHELLE DIAMENT
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Children with autism are much more likely than other kids to consider taking their own lives, new research suggests.
In what’s believed to be the largest study to date looking at suicide and aut... Read more
Mar 08, 2013 -- 3:13 pmSaturday, March 23, 2013
11 am—3:00 pm
$15 plus Supplies, Kit and Pattern
Kit is $19.37 plus tax. Supply list is available once you have registered.
REGISTRATION DETAILS: please pre-register with payment.
Call 620-736-2942 E-mail us...needle@s... Read more
Mar 05, 2013 -- 2:10 pmThe majority of youngsters with autism who have severe language delay do eventually learn to talk, researchers say.
Some 70 percent of children with the developmental disorder who were not making meaningful phrases by age 4 ultimately achieved some ... Read more
Mar 03, 2013 -- 4:39 pmIt is not unusual to hear stories about students - with and without disabilities -being bullied. Stories about bullying have captured media attention as children cope with being bullied and as families attempt to adjust to losing a loved one to suic... Read more
Mar 01, 2013 -- 9:25 pmThis site has photos and line drawings that you can put into pre-made templates and print out right away: http://connectability.ca/visuals-engine/... Read more
Feb 28, 2013 -- 11:52 amJudy Endow is our guest writer : Airport Thievery- http://kansasasd.com/nletter_attach/kisn-newsletterB46B71EFD8.pdf... Read more
Feb 21, 2013 -- 12:28 pm
“School has been cancelled due to inclement weather.” I remember the thrill as a child of hearing those words as I called the school’s hotline. A day filled with folly and frolicking in the snow brings a sense of nostalgia of which most can r... Read more
Feb 18, 2013 -- 8:54 amEducate Autism (http://www.educateautism.com) is a fantastic website that provides visitors with educational resources and teaching materials for students with ASD. ... Read more
Feb 13, 2013 -- 8:14 amTypically when teaching a child a skill we start at the beginning, move through the sequence of steps, and conclude with the final step. This is called forward chaining. The reverse to this is backward chaining. Backward chaining involves teaching th... Read more
Feb 12, 2013 -- 1:55 pmHere is a tutorial on how to add Boardmaker symbols to your Proloquo2Go, with any iPad version that has a camera!
http://chapelhillsnippets.blogspot.com/2011/11/simple-tutorial-on-adding-boardmaker.html... Read more
Feb 11, 2013 -- 2:55 pmInformation for this year's Autism Specialist Summit will be going out to Directors, past participants and AIT Team Contacts this Wednesday! Please be looking for it. NOTE: This training is for those that support classroom teachers of students wit... Read more
Feb 11, 2013 -- 6:59 amDue to unforeseen circumstances, the Literacy & ASD webinar series has been canceled. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause. I encourage you to check out our archived webinars, under TRAINING ON DEMAND, and view last year's Literacy & A... Read more
Feb 04, 2013 -- 8:23 pmAbleNet Inc has a variety of free webinars - live and archived. Here are some upcoming ones:
Register For an Upcoming Live Webinar
February 7, 2013 2:00pm CST - 45 minutes
Title: Switch Access to the iPad
Category: Assistive Technology
Pr... Read more
Feb 01, 2013 -- 10:45 amValentine parties can often be chaotic, noisy and over stimulating for children with autism. This “Do it in 5” is intended to help parents and teachers prepare the child with ASD with supports so they can participate and experience a successfu... Read more
Feb 01, 2013 -- 8:28 amIT's Friday - momswithapps.com has their list of featured Fre e and Reduced Apps for the iPad! Here's the link: http://downloadcenter.appfridayparty.com... Read more
Jan 30, 2013 -- 6:50 pmAfter Four Decades, Disability Champion Leaving Congress
By MICHELLE DIAMENT
January 29, 2013
News that Sen. Tom Harkin, D-Iowa, plans to retire next year is leaving disability advocates pondering a future without their staunchest ally ... Read more
Jan 28, 2013 -- 12:50 pmSummer Institute 2013: An Introduction to Structured Teaching Applications Due Friday, February 1!!! See your director for the application!! Get your Summer Institute applications in by this Friday!!... Read more
Jan 25, 2013 -- 9:16 amMomswithapps.com features these apps for free and reduced prices: http://downloadcenter.appfridayparty.com/?promo=85FKpzR0DJ... Read more
Jan 23, 2013 -- 1:10 pmFamilies Deeply Impacted By Autism Aggression, Study Finds
By SHAUN HEASLEY
January 23, 2013 Text Size A A
Though aggression is not typical of everyone with autism, new research suggests that it affects many with the developmental disorder and b... Read more
Jan 18, 2013 -- 1:48 pmJoane McLaughlin, one of our Regional Consultants, developed the attached forms. The anatomy of an App covers the very basics of how to maneuver an app to those new users to iPad Apps. The Using Guided Access document covers the new feature "Guided... Read more
Jan 18, 2013 -- 12:09 pmYou know what that means - momswithapps.com has FREE and REDUCED APPS featured - Direct link to the APP Party: http://downloadcenter.appfridayparty.com/?promo=ucUW7MA3Am... Read more
Jan 11, 2013 -- 2:02 pmThanks to Momswithapps.com, here is the link to Free and Reduced Apps for the iPad and iPhone: http://downloadcenter.appfridayparty.com/?promo=3hyDmKUeWN... Read more
Jan 07, 2013 -- 2:24 pmThe Kansas Instructional Resource Center is pleased to offer the following Professional Development opportunity :
Children with Visual Impairments & Autism Spectrum Disorders
February 19 & 20, 2013
Salina Regional health Center
U... Read more
Jan 02, 2013 -- 10:35 amADOS-2 PRACTICE WEBINAR INFORMATION
Join us online to watch, score and review ADOS-2 assessments!
Register by clicking on the date/module you would like to attend. A confirmation email will be sent to you one day prior to the webinar with the onl... Read more
Jan 02, 2013 -- 10:17 amEnhancing Instructional Contexts for Students with Autism Spectrum Disorders (EIC-ASD) represents a collaborative effort between Georgia State University and the Georgia Network for Educational and Therapeutic Support (GNETS). The rubric in the tool ... Read more
Dec 24, 2012 -- 2:52 pmTARGET: Texas Autism Resource Guide for Effective Teaching has been released. The TARGET manual is divided into four sections Introduction, Glossary, Evaluation, and Interventions. Please take the time to become familiar with this resource, it is t... Read more
Dec 24, 2012 -- 2:27 pmBy RICK NAUERT PHD Senior News Editor
Reviewed by John M. Grohol, Psy.D. on December 17, 2012
Emerging research points to the benefit of early intervention for children diagnosed with autism. Unfortunately, there is no medical test to diagnose th... Read more
Dec 21, 2012 -- 2:27 pm
By MICHELLE DIAMENT
December 21, 2012
Among the lingering effects of the deadly school shooting in Newtown, Conn. could be a host of misconceptions about autism and that has many touched by the developmental disorder worried.
Autism advocacy gr... Read more
Dec 21, 2012 -- 2:20 pmAdapting K12 for Students with Autism
Academic and behavioral programs in schools.
District Administration, Jan 2013
Enter “teaching students with autism” in Google, and more than 8 million results pop up instantly. Is i... Read more
Dec 20, 2012 -- 9:25 amBy Judy Endow, MSW
Autistic Global Initiative
Due to the media speculation that Adam Lanza, the suspect in the recent Sandy Hook Elementary School tragedy, may have been affected with Asperger Syndrome, concern has developed on several fronts. Of i... Read more
Dec 19, 2012 -- 1:50 pmFrom Judy Endow's blog: As a professional in the field of autism, a parent and an autistic myself, I am being asked by fearful parents, in the wake of last week's tragedy in Connecticut, if their child with autism who has meltdowns today might grow ... Read more
Dec 12, 2012 -- 6:31 amHave you had a chance to read our December newsletter? Dr. Greg Meissen, from Wichita State University talks about working with educational teams being built on trust and leadership. Direct link to read the newsletter:
http://www.kansasasd.com/n... Read more
Dec 05, 2012 -- 10:04 amJoin us for tomorrow's webinar! Joane McLaughlin, a Special Educator, will be presenting different modifications you can incorporate in an Elementary Classroom.
Date: Dec. 6, 2012
Link to register: http://www.surveymonkey.... Read more
Dec 03, 2012 -- 2:08 pmVery important and timely news...
Autism Speaks Opens the 2012 December iPad Grant!
Autism Speaks announced today...
"Through the generosity of Sevenly.org and the James W. Pickle Foundation, 625 financially disadvantaged individuals with au... Read more
Nov 27, 2012 -- 6:48 amJoin us for today's Webinar Series, presented by Lindy McDaniel -
Webinar Series - Modifications in an Early Childhood Classroom
Lindy McDaniel, Regional Consultant for TASN/ATBS will be presenting a webinar on Modifications in an Early Childhoo... Read more
Nov 26, 2012 -- 1:23 pmBy: Jodi Robledo, Anne M. Donnellan and Karen Strandt-Conroy
Parents, teachers, and people who themselves experience sensory and movement differences have consistently reported disturbances of sensation and movement associated with autism. Our re... Read more
Nov 26, 2012 -- 1:13 pmBy Judy Endow, MSW
So many ideas in the larger autism community often become a debate. As an autistic this black-or-white, choose-your-side sort of thinking is very neurologically friendly to me. I like clear choices. But I also believe we are of... Read more
Nov 26, 2012 -- 1:11 pmBy Jennie Magiera
Schools across the globe have begun investing in iPad tablet computers, hoping these devices will magically transform their learning environments. While there are countless examples of schools using iPads to redefine teaching a... Read more
Nov 07, 2012 -- 3:27 pmPlease see attached newsletter for some highlighted books, available for checkout!... Read more
Nov 01, 2012 -- 12:37 pmNovember's Monthly Newsletter is Here! Topic: Reducing the Impact of Holiday Hustle and Bustle by Lori Chambers
November marks the beginning of the holiday season and the end of our routine as we know it. As a self- proclaimed Holidayholic, even I... Read more
Oct 29, 2012 -- 3:27 pmAdults on the spectrum often have difficulty getting and keeping a job, quite unrelated to their job skills. This practical and easy-to-use book provides necessary, yet often untaught information on a variety of topics related to getting a job, findi... Read more
Oct 29, 2012 -- 3:06 pmA new type of early intervention therapy called Early Start Denver Model (ESDM) is effective for boosting language skills and cognitive thinking in autistic children as young as 18 months old. It can also help their social skills, decrease their symp... Read more
Oct 26, 2012 -- 9:13 amDate is quickly approaching for the first Parent Support Group - Oct. 30th
Special Needs Family Support Group Events!
Do you ever feel all alone with your special needs child?
Come join us to discuss the following topics and have fun with ... Read more
Oct 24, 2012 -- 7:44 amDr. Amy Finch will wrap up her Webinar Series on Assistive Technology Tomorrow! Webinar is 3:30-4:15 - Registration Link:
Registration Link: http://www.surveymonkey.com/s/7R2YJKQ... Read more
Oct 19, 2012 -- 9:22 amMom's with apps blog featured apps: some are free and some are reduced prices! http://www.appfridayparty.com/?promo=85Q81M6ngU... Read more
Oct 16, 2012 -- 11:32 amInterested in learning more on Assistive Technology? Dr. Amy Finch will be presenting a 3 part series - it's not too late to join! Here is the direct link to the webinar, starts at 3:30pm, TODAY, Oct. 16th: http://ksde-tasn.adobeconnect.com/atpartone... Read more
Oct 12, 2012 -- 9:45 amSee attached article.... Read more
Oct 04, 2012 -- 6:04 pm
The very things that can be so exciting to neurotypical kids—wearing the costume of a favorite character, being outside with other kids who also have on costumes, knocking on doors to ask for treats, and getting treats from every house you vi... Read more
Oct 04, 2012 -- 4:52 pmFederal education officials are handling a record number of disability-related civil rights complaints in the nation’s schools.
In a report out this week, the U.S. Department of Education says that more than 11,700 complaints alleging violations o... Read more
Oct 03, 2012 -- 9:24 amIt is not unusual to hear stories about students with and without disabilities being bullied. Stories about bullying have captured media attention as children cope with being bullied and as families attempt to adjust to losing a loved one to suicide ... Read more
Oct 02, 2012 -- 3:11 pm
A few weeks ago, Matthew Koenig, 24, was doing data entry for below minimum wage at a supervised employment center for people with disabilities in St. Paul, Minn.
Koenig, who has autism, was happy to have a job in a tough economy, but soon reali... Read more
Oct 02, 2012 -- 2:57 pmBy MICHELLE DIAMENT
October 2, 2012
In the largest study yet examining proposed changes to the autism diagnosis, researchers say far fewer people would be cut from the spectrum than previous studies have suggested.
Major changes to the autism dia... Read more
Oct 02, 2012 -- 2:42 pmBy SHAUN HEASLEY
October 2, 2012
Nearly two dozen states will benefit from millions in new federal funding to improve training for those working with special education students in the nation’s schools.
The U.S. Department of Education says it is... Read more
Sep 27, 2012 -- 11:01 amTeachers and related service professionals accepted into the Autism Certificate program may qualify for a $500 reimbursement upon Certificate completion. The TASN Autism and Tertiary Behavior Supports group (Formerly Kansas Instructional Support Netw... Read more
Sep 25, 2012 -- 2:26 pmPeople with autism perceive sight, sound and touch in extremely unpredictable ways, new research suggests, a finding that may help explain behaviors associated with the developmental disorder.
In observing adults with and without autism as they expe... Read more
Sep 25, 2012 -- 2:04 pmKatie Thomas will be presenting an introduction to Boardmaker. Registration link: http://www.surveymonkey.com/s/Z2HF755
Sept. 25th - Intro To Boardmaker, 3:30-4:15pm, presented via Adobe Connect
We'd love to have you join!... Read more
Sep 21, 2012 -- 9:23 pmBecause of my autism I have an autistic thinking style. One characteristic often attributed to me is “inflexible thinking.”
Flexibility in thinking has to do with being able to adapt when circumstances change by adjusting or shifting from one ex... Read more
Sep 21, 2012 -- 9:44 amhttp://www.kidcapsuleapp.com/fb/appFridayParseGrid.php?promo=wwnjLBv5l9&blog=FALSE&social=TRUE... Read more
Sep 19, 2012 -- 12:41 pmRead about our Library's highlighted books!
http://gallery.mailchimp.com/baa373a72de2af14fa3258d1b/files/Lending_Library_Newsletter_September.pdf... Read more
Sep 19, 2012 -- 9:54 amTASN/Tertiary Behavior Supports, in conjunction with the Kansas State Department of Education's Special Education Services, is offering training to a small number of districts to build capacity in the process of Functional Behavior Assessment, Behavi... Read more
Sep 19, 2012 -- 7:57 amCheck out the Considerate Classroom Blog by Lindy McDaniel. Lindy is one of our Regional Consultants and works in the Hays USD 489 School District as an early childhood special education teacher. She has wonderful ideas!! The link for her blog is:... Read more
Sep 18, 2012 -- 8:38 pmAutism Speaks has created a Challenging Behaviors Tool Kit to provide you with strategies and resources to address problem behaviors, and to help support you and your loved ones with ASD during these difficult situations. Most individuals with ASD wi... Read more
Sep 18, 2012 -- 4:38 pmA round of applause for Kari Dunn Baron & Mitzi Curtis!!!!
The 5-Point Scale has inspired a new tool to allow individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD) and other disabilities to be safe without the need to be verbal. Download the free Autism ... Read more
Sep 14, 2012 -- 8:26 amCheck out the featured APPS! Many are free, and many are reduced prices!
http://www.kidcapsuleapp.com/fb/appFridayParseGrid.php?promo=Ny9475lBWv&blog=FALSE&social=TRUE... Read more
Sep 05, 2012 -- 7:39 am10 Tips for Starting the School Year Off Right
by Lindy McDaniel
Early Childhood Special Education Teacher, Hays, KS
Regional Consultant for TASN Autism & Tertiary Behavior Supports
1. Get Organized- Create a prioritized to do list for
yourself ... Read more
Aug 31, 2012 -- 10:45 amA variety of supports are available this year as KSDE supports our Kansas educators to conduct efficient, effective and compliant evaluations that are used in making eligibility decisions for students who may be eligible for special education. Pleas... Read more
Aug 30, 2012 -- 11:14 pmCheck out the free and reduced price on apps featured on http://www.momswithapps.com
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Aug 30, 2012 -- 4:07 pmHow One School Changed its Focus -- and its Students' Lives
Dr. Michael George, longtime CEC member, former president of CEC's Council for Children with Behavior Disorders (CCBD), and currently director of the Centennial School of Lehigh Universit... Read more
Aug 27, 2012 -- 1:56 pmAccording to a recent report, Vanderbilt University researchers say that current therapies used to treat adolescents with autism are not supported by evidence proving they are effective methods.
Melissa McPheeters, Ph.D., M.P.H., director of Vande... Read more
Aug 23, 2012 -- 8:07 amThe Kansas State Department of Education, in partnership with Kansas Children's Service League, is proud to announce the availability of the Bullying Prevention Hotline. This free, anonymous service is available to provide counsel and resources to th... Read more
The Promise and Practice of Peer Supports: Meaningful Inclusion for Students With Moderate and Severe Disabilities. A CEC/DPHMD
Aug 22, 2012 -- 11:05 amTuesday, Sept. 25, 4-5 p.m. EDT
Including students with moderate and severe disabilities in a meaningful way within the school is an important challenge for their teachers and for administrators. Inclusion in the social and learning opportunities ... Read more
Aug 22, 2012 -- 7:10 amBy MICHELLE DIAMENT
August 21, 2012 Text Size A A
A new clinical trial is set to examine whether or not stem cells from a child’s own cord blood are an effective treatment for autism symptoms.
The study, which was announced Tuesday, is the fir... Read more
Aug 21, 2012 -- 11:18 amKansas Educators! Do you live in Region Eight? Region 8 stretches from Cheyenne county all the way to Washington county, south to Wallace and east to Marion County. If so TASN Autism and Tertiary Behavior Supports will be providing a training on the ... Read more
Aug 21, 2012 -- 7:28 amBy MICHELLE DIAMENT
August 7, 2012 Text Size A A
As students with disabilities transition out of high school, a new government report finds the path to independence is overly complicated.
Under the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act, ki... Read more
Aug 19, 2012 -- 8:27 pmI am an adult with autism. My thinking is visual rather than word based. Autism gifts me with a literal and concrete way of thinking. My thoughts are all in full moving color. You can read about this and about my life in my book called Paper Words: D... Read more
Aug 16, 2012 -- 8:57 pmby Kymberly Grosso
Last night, my 8th grader successfully participated in his middle school's musical production. This was the third year that he was in the musical, but for the first time, he had a speaking role. I cried the first night, feeling s... Read more
Aug 14, 2012 -- 6:22 pmEntering middle school can be overwhelming for any child, but add your child’s special challenges and this transition can be quite intimidating. If your child is entering middle school this fall, you probably already had an IEP team meeting discuss... Read more
Aug 14, 2012 -- 6:48 amBy James Williams
Of the many issues that autistic people face that impact their daily lives, probably the one category of issues that impacts them the most are social issues. The inability to easily make friends, follow the social rules that gove... Read more
Aug 13, 2012 -- 7:56 pmOne in 3 young adults with autism have no paid job experience, college or technical school nearly seven years after high school graduation, a study finds. That's a poorer showing than those with other disabilities including those who are mentally dis... Read more
Harkin Report Details National, State-by-State Impact of Sequestration on Education, Health, and Labor Programs
Jul 31, 2012 -- 2:37 pmSenator Tom Harkin (D-IA), Chairman of the Appropriations Subcommittee on Labor, Health and Human Services and Education, and Related Agencies, today released the first comprehensive report on the potential impact of sequestration on dozens of educat... Read more
Jul 31, 2012 -- 2:26 pmA report released late last week by Senator Tom Harkin (D-IA), the chairman of the Senate Education Committee, explored the ramifications of sequestration, a process by which an automatic spending cut is triggered, on the country's education funding.... Read more
Jul 30, 2012 -- 8:03 pmFrom the Indiana Resource Center For Autism, by Dr. Cathy Pratt, BCBA-D, Director, Indiana Resource Center for Autism
Anticipating the beginning of the school year can be a time of high anxiety for both parents and their sons or daughters. Pare... Read more
Jul 20, 2012 -- 8:04 amFrom Judy Endow via http://special-ism.com/the-big-deal-about-small-talk/:
s an adult with autism small talk is the most difficult of all communication and yet it is likely the most important communication skill when it comes to developing real re... Read more
Jul 17, 2012 -- 4:19 pmFuture Horizons will present an Autism Conference featuring Temple Grandin in Kansas City, KS this fall.
See attached flyer for more information about the conference and how to register.
Dr. Grandin will be offering
a NEW PRESENTATION based
on... Read more
Jul 09, 2012 -- 4:32 pmFrom Autism Speaks:
The Visual Supports and Autism Spectrum Disorder tool kit provides a step-by-step, easy-to-understand introduction to visual supports and the ways that parents and other caregivers can begin using them. The pamphlet provides pr... Read more
Jun 27, 2012 -- 3:33 pmThis information was shared with us by Phoebe Rinkel from KITS:
Make Friends with Autism
This 14 minute video follows children with autism spectrum disorders ages 4-14 as they participate in social activities and routines in the community. One p... Read more
Jun 25, 2012 -- 6:27 pmLawmakers are set to consider the use of restraint and seclusion in the nation’s classrooms this week, rekindling efforts to establish first-ever federal rules governing the practices.
The topic is scheduled to be front and center Thursday at a he... Read more
Jun 25, 2012 -- 11:22 amTime, Travel & Transition:
Using Visual Strategies for Student Success
Wednesday, June 27th
Working with Autism Spectrum Disorders
& Related Learning Needs
Presenter: Linda Hodgdon, M.Ed., CCC-SLP
Students with Autism Spectrum Disorders... Read more
Jun 22, 2012 -- 3:32 pmJune 19, 2012 — Diagnoses of attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), autism spectrum disorder (ASD), cerebral palsy, and epilepsy may often overlap in older children, new research suggests.
A new registry study of more than 700,000 chil... Read more
Jun 22, 2012 -- 2:44 pmFrom special-ism.com, an interview of Kari Dunn-Buron from Chloe Rothschild.
Chloe: Hi Kari, thank you for taking the time to answer these interview questions. Can you please tell our readers what the five point scale is?
Kari Dunn Buron: The Incre... Read more
Jun 20, 2012 -- 10:14 amBy Judy Endow:
As an adult with autism, knowing what will happen during each day is important to me. For children, who have much less life experience, it is often a deal breaker in terms of them being able to participate in life around them. Using v... Read more
Jun 19, 2012 -- 7:08 pmAs an increasing number of states require health insurers to cover autism therapy, some families are leaving communities that don’t offer such coverage in search of greener pastures.
In Utah where no insurance mandate exists, families have crossed... Read more
Jun 07, 2012 -- 9:26 pmAside from my precious little man who is now 6-years-old and has autism, I have a fantastic 4-year-old girl who is off the charts! I know, I know, many people say “oh my child is so gifted and talented” but we know that’s not true…BUT I’m t... Read more
Life after high school, ten skills to teach your child Read more: http://www.autismsupportnetwork.com/news/life-after-high-scho
May 30, 2012 -- 5:19 pmDiane Adreon, M.A.
Teaching adaptive behavior is one of the areas that are often overlooked for high-functioning individuals with autism spectrum disorders. However, adaptive behaviors have a tremendous impact on our ability to use our skills in c... Read more
May 30, 2012 -- 4:51 pmTUSCALOOSA, Ala. — When fall classes resume on The University of Alabama campus in August, 18 students are expected to participate in UA’s transition program for students with an Autism Spectrum Disorder.
The program, launched at UA in 2006, i... Read more
May 29, 2012 -- 9:58 amInterested in seeing what this year's Autism Specialist Summit was about? This year the focus was on Assistive Technology - more specifically, the iPad! We were fortunate to have a variety of talented speakers, and all of the Summit was captured on... Read more
May 18, 2012 -- 3:03 pmSpecial Needs Briefing for K-20 Educators
Tuesday, June 5 2012 8:30AM - 12:30PM
The Apple Special Needs Briefing for K-20 gives education leaders the opportunity to experience the many features built into Mac, iPod, and iPad devices that accomm... Read more
May 17, 2012 -- 3:28 pmiPad, apps key to unlocking communication barrier with autistic students
Read more: http://www.foxnews.com/scitech/2012/05/17/ipad-apps-key-to-unlocking-communication-barrier-with-autistic-students/?intcmp=features#ixzz1vA2AYAG6
... Read more
May 17, 2012 -- 1:51 pmFollowing please find a list of the five webinar sessions in the series-- Transition to the Common Core Standards: What do educators need to know?
The webinars were organized by CCSSO as part of the KS EAG State Consortium project “Closing the... Read more
May 14, 2012 -- 10:09 ammedicalbillingandcoding.org has published an article on their blog with 50 Great Twitter Feeds for Autism Support. You can access the list at http://www.medicalbillingandcoding.org/blog/50-great-twitter-feeds-for-autism-support/... Read more
May 13, 2012 -- 8:13 pmHave you heard about School-wide PBS? Are you interested in knowing more about School-wide PBS? Your first stop should be The TA Center on Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports. It has been established by the Office of Special Education Pr... Read more
May 09, 2012 -- 8:58 pmNEW YORK, N.Y. (May 7, 2012) – Autism Speaks is pleased to announce the launch of an automated version of the Modified Checklist for Autism in Toddlers, or M-CHAT™. The M-CHAT is a scientifically validated tool for screening children between 16 a... Read more
May 03, 2012 -- 8:43 pmBOSTON, May 2, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Early-life seizures are known to be associated with autism, and studies indicate that about 40 percent of patients with autism also have epilepsy. A study from Boston Children's Hospital finds a reason f... Read more
May 03, 2012 -- 12:47 pmWhy limit your classroom to one room and one teacher? Instead, with the advent of new portable interactive technology like the now!Board, teachers can more easily see the world as their classroom. We want you to start imagining the educational possib... Read more
May 03, 2012 -- 12:40 pmOCALI has online guides in the area of Transition to Adulthood. The topics are: Age-Appropriate Transition Assessment, Employment, IEP Transition Components and School-Age Programming. These guides can be viewed online or downloaded as a pdf. The... Read more
May 03, 2012 -- 9:55 amMichelle Garcia Winner, who a decade ago started social thinking as a treatment approach for students with social and communication challenges, will update you on this instructional and treatment approach through her blog. Check out Michelle's Blog!... Read more
May 02, 2012 -- 2:44 pmLori Newcomer University of Missouri
To date, over 7,000 schools are implementing schoolwide systems of positive behavior support (SWPBS). At the universal/primary tier, these schools create a foundation of support to prevent problem behavior and ac... Read more
May 01, 2012 -- 3:20 pmBy MICHELLE DIAMENT
April 30, 2012
A pair of congressman are pushing for legislation to dramatically enhance training for educators who teach students with autism.
A bill introduced in Congress late last week would establish a five-year federal g... Read more
May 01, 2012 -- 10:16 amSoundingBoard transforms your iPhone, iPod Touch, or iPad into the latest in communication technology. In just minutes, you can create custom boards using AbleNet symbols or your own photos. Perfect for children in special education, persons on the a... Read more
Apr 28, 2012 -- 6:55 amIn what could signal a turning point, researchers say they’ve identified a drug compound that may address two key facets of autism — repetitive behaviors and socialization.
The compound known as GRN-529 is showing significant promise when tested... Read more
Apr 23, 2012 -- 8:02 pmBy Jennifer Symon: The end of the school year is a busy but exciting time of year for students and their parents. School parties and summer fun is just around the corner. Kids are eager for vacation and looking forward to all kinds of summer activit... Read more
Apr 23, 2012 -- 11:33 amTopeka Public Schools: Support Group For Caregivers of Children with Autism Spectrum Disorders
PURPOSE: Provide a welcoming environment for caregivers of children with Autism Spectrum Disorders to meet, share experiences, ask questions and receive... Read more
Apr 18, 2012 -- 3:19 pmFrom lovaas.com: By Vince LaMarca, M.A., BCBA, Editor
Lovaas Institute - Indianapolis
Teaching social skills to children with autism is an area of behavioral treatment that is continuously evolving, perhaps more than any other area. The Journal of... Read more
Apr 17, 2012 -- 4:48 pmThe Autism Diagnostic Observation Schedule-Generic (ADOS) is one of the most widely used instruments for behavioral evaluation of autism spectrum disorders. It is composed of four modules, each tailored for a specific group of individuals based on th... Read more
Apr 13, 2012 -- 9:38 amA study released Thursday shed light on why autism spectrum disorder affects four times more boys than girls - and offers clues for preventing the disorder.
The study, published in the American Journal of Human Genetics, was done by a team of rese... Read more
Apr 10, 2012 -- 2:59 pmFederal officials are beginning to send cash to states this week in an effort to promote integrated, community-based employment for people with even the most severe disabilities.
In the first round of a new “employment first” initiative, the U.S... Read more
Apr 04, 2012 -- 6:18 pmRegistration for OCALICON 2012 is now open.
Professionals can register at the special rate of $115 before April 30.
Parents, family members, students, and individuals with disabilities can register for $100 through November 16.
Judy Endow i... Read more
Apr 03, 2012 -- 8:06 amRoughly one-in-ten children diagnosed with severe forms of autism will shed many symptoms of the developmental disability by the time they reach their eight birthday, according to a new study by researchers at Columbia University.
Although many ch... Read more
Apr 03, 2012 -- 8:01 amFrom the A.P.: At 18 months, Cristina Astacio spoke only a few words, wouldn’t respond to her name and shunned other kids in her day care group. Last October, her worried parents found out why.
She has a mild form of autism, a diagnosis being g... Read more
Mar 30, 2012 -- 10:47 amWEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. - Students in a Purdue University service-learning program have developed an application for Apple's iPad that helps children with severe autism learn how to communicate.
The app, called SPEAKall!, allows the children to const... Read more
Mar 29, 2012 -- 11:05 amFrom CNN: he number of children with autism in the United States continues to rise, according to a new report released Thursday by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The latest data estimate that 1 in 88 American children has some form ... Read more
Mar 27, 2012 -- 3:52 pmFrom www.disabilityscoop.com: Kids With Autism Bullied Three Times More
In the largest look ever at autism and bullying, new research shows that children on the spectrum are significantly more likely than other kids to be bullied.
Researchers po... Read more
Mar 26, 2012 -- 10:29 pmEnrollment is now open for the Summer 2012 CE Courses presented by the FHSU Communication Disorders Department. The courses are described on the attached flyer. There are limited spots in the Linda Burkhart training (Communication Strategies for Ch... Read more
Mar 26, 2012 -- 5:36 pmFrom www.researchautism.org: The Organization For Autism Research (OAR) has a number of resources on their website, one resource is the Transition Considerations and Checklist. As we move into the last quarter of the school year it is important tha... Read more
Mar 21, 2012 -- 7:38 amQuality Literacy Instruction
for Students with Autism Spectrum Disorders
Tuesday, June 5 – Thursday, June 7, 2012, from 8:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Literacy skills are critical components for successful participation at school, home and in the commu... Read more
Mar 20, 2012 -- 9:33 amFrom www.going-to-college.org Going to College is an online resource for teens with disabilities to learn about college life and what to do to prepare for it. It's also a resource for secondary school professionals to help their students learn about ... Read more
Mar 19, 2012 -- 8:46 amFrom the Dan Marino Foundation: Promoting Academic Success For Children With Autism is a videotaped presentation by Diane Adreon. The presentation covers Executive Functioning, Homework, Reading Math and Writing. To view the presentation, please c... Read more
Mar 18, 2012 -- 4:24 pmFrom easterseals.com:
The first five years are critical in a child's life. And this is the most important time to get your child support for a developmental delay or special need.
Children develop skills, or "milestones," at their own pace. How... Read more
Mar 18, 2012 -- 9:53 amFrom disability scoop.com:
By SHAUN HEASLEY
March 14, 2012
A new federal initiative could make it significantly easier for people experiencing a psychiatric emergency — including those with disabilities — to get the care they need.
Under a... Read more
Mar 17, 2012 -- 10:46 amFrom the OARACLE:
Autism spectrum disorders (ASD) training for law enforcement, fire-rescue, and emergency medical first responders first came on the scene in the mid-1990s, a period when the autism community began reporting the beginning of a drama... Read more
Mar 11, 2012 -- 9:11 amFrom psych central.com: Raising a child with autism can be a both a joy and a challenge for parents. For some of these kids, serious behavioral problems may necessitate medication, and according to new research, parental training.
In the study, Y... Read more
Mar 07, 2012 -- 1:29 amFrom: Diane Adreon, M.A.
Children with Asperger Syndrome are usually on a regular diploma track in high school. However, just because they graduate from high school with a regular diploma or go to college or graduate school does NOT mean that the... Read more
Mar 07, 2012 -- 1:25 amMinority toddlers have more language, communication and gross motor skill delays than white toddlers, according to a new study from Kennedy Krieger Institute.
Previous research concluded that children of African American, Hispanic and Asian descent ... Read more
Mar 06, 2012 -- 6:16 amAutistic-like behaviors in toddlers might predict psychotic events in adolescence, a retrospective study has determined.
Speech problems and ritualistic behaviors in 3- and 7-year-olds showed a particularly strong influence, increasing the risk of... Read more
Mar 02, 2012 -- 9:29 am13 Things to Keep in Mind as Your Child with ASD Reaches Adolescence
Living with a child on the autism spectrum day after day, parents often miss the little changes that are so typical of all kids’ development. One day I looked at my son, Jeremy... Read more
Mar 01, 2012 -- 8:56 amAutism Speaks has just announced an iPad 2 Technology Grant that will award 160 individuals with autism an Apple iPad 2. THE DEADLINE FOR APPLICATIONS IS MARCH 7, 2012.
Here is the link for more information: http://www.autismcares.org/site/c.mqL... Read more
Feb 27, 2012 -- 1:45 pmWhat is the Autism Campus Inclusion (ACI) Summer Institute? The ACI Summer Institute is a week-long training for Autistic college students. The training is meant to prepare students to engage in self-advocacy and pro-neurodiversity activism on their ... Read more
Feb 24, 2012 -- 8:38 amFrom: Psychcentral.com: A new study suggests the symptoms of autism in toddlers from a minority background are more significant than those noted in age-equivalent Caucasian children.
The investigation was the first prospective study of ethnic di... Read more
Feb 22, 2012 -- 4:20 pmFrom Mayer-Johnson.com: Buy one copy of Boardmaker or Boardmaker Plus, get one copy free. Limit five. Cannot mix and match Boardmaker versions. Excludes Boardmaker Studio and all Boardmaker Pre-made Activities. Not available on volume discount purch... Read more
Feb 22, 2012 -- 2:22 pmThe National Autism Center has published A Parent's Guide to Evidence-Based Practice and Autism. You can download a free pdf of the guide at http://www.nationalautismcenter.org/learning/family.php
If you prefer a printed copy, they are $24.95 at ... Read more
House passes protections for special ed students Guidelines restricting seclusion and restraint would become law
Feb 21, 2012 -- 4:37 pmFrom the Topeka Capitol Journal: The House gave preliminary approval Tuesday to a bill that would write into law the state board of education’s guidelines for use of seclusion and restraint of special education students.
The 68-44 vote was a vi... Read more
Feb 21, 2012 -- 11:36 amFrom familiestogetherinc.org: HB 2444 would regulate the use of seclusion and restraint in school districts for students K-12. Currently, the Kansas State Department of Education (KSDE) has guidelines in place. To read this entire bill, please down... Read more
Feb 20, 2012 -- 4:49 pmDustin Hoffman’s portrayal of an autistic savant in 1988’s Rain Man helped flesh out the face of autism in America. House of Cards followed in 1993 and tells the story of a mother who tries to reconnect with her autistic daughter following a fami... Read more
Feb 20, 2012 -- 4:41 pmFrom PACER.org: Successful and meaningful transition services are the result of careful planning. This planning is driven by a young person’s dreams, desires, and abilities. It builds a youth’s participation in school, home and community living.... Read more
Feb 17, 2012 -- 7:36 pmA significant number of adults with developmental disabilities have no regular, daily activities, a situation that’s symptomatic of larger problems, new research indicates.
The finding comes from a survey of nearly 800 siblings of adults with inte... Read more
Feb 17, 2012 -- 8:23 amFrom CDC: Recognizing Child Development Problems / Educational Video. Public domain video courtesy of CDC. It's time to change how we view a child's growth. Do you know all the ways you should measure your childs growth? We naturally think of height... Read more
Feb 15, 2012 -- 2:18 pmFrom the Autism Society and Carin Yavorcik:
You may be traveling a different path than
You wondered during pregnancy if your child would play baseball, if
he'd be good at math, whom he would marry and where he would
go to college... Read more
Feb 15, 2012 -- 2:12 pmFrom Autism Speaks:
When it comes to identifying safety risks and preventing emergencies for an individual with autism, you and your family are the best advocates, and most likely the people responsible for taking the necessary steps to develop ... Read more
Feb 14, 2012 -- 7:16 pmSensory Integration: Tips to Consider
From the Indiana Resource Center For Autism
Sensory processing is the procedure in which we take in sensory messages from our bodies and surroundings. Then we interpret these messages and organize our purpo... Read more
Feb 14, 2012 -- 4:34 pmFrom the International Journal of Special Education Vol 22, No 3, 2007:
"In most elementary classrooms, students with autistic characteristics are too often dismissed from the literate community (Kliewer, 1998). The autistic child is frequently aske... Read more
Feb 13, 2012 -- 10:32 amFrom paulakluth.com:
While most educators agree that no recipe exists for teaching any individual student or group of students, there are certainly some guidelines that can be helpful for supporting students with certain labels. Students with autism... Read more
Employment and Post-Secondary Educational Activities for Young Adults with Autism Spectrum Disorders During the Transition to Ad
Feb 12, 2012 -- 1:57 pmThis report describes the post-high school educational and occupational activities for 66 young adults with autism spectrum disorders who had recently exited the secondary school system. Analyses indicated low rates of employment in the community, wi... Read more
Feb 10, 2012 -- 8:32 amFrom dotolearn: JobTIPS is a free program designed to help individuals with disabilities such as autism spectrum disorder explore career interests, seek and obtain employment, and successfully maintain employment. JobTIPS addresses the social and b... Read more
Feb 09, 2012 -- 5:57 pmFrom the Autism Asperger's Digest: by Michelle Garcia Winner, CCC-SLP
Autism Asperger’s Digest | November/December 2011
Social skills challenges don’t stand alone. Our social skills are social behaviors that impact how others think and feel.... Read more
Feb 09, 2012 -- 5:53 pmFrom Autism Digest.com: Autism Asperger’s Digest | January/February 2012
What do you think of when you hear the word independence? For many parents of children with Asperger’s Syndrome (AS) and similar autism spectrum disorders (ASDs)—perva... Read more
Feb 07, 2012 -- 8:53 amFrom the Narrative Inquiry in Bioethics: Narrative Symposium: Parenting Children with Autism Spectrum Disorders During the Transition to Adulthood
Narrative Inquiry in Bioethics will publish ... Read more
Autism Classroom News This blog focuses on news in the world of autism and innovative ideas and resources for teachers and schoo
Feb 06, 2012 -- 8:51 pmHere is a blog by Christine Reeves, this is the latest topic!
Visual Supports for Home
This is an excellent video with a demonstration of visuals that can be used in the home to support individuals on the autism spectrum. It was put together by th... Read more
Feb 06, 2012 -- 8:48 pmFrom ABC News: The transition into adulthood is especially challenging for teens with autism.
Families with autistic children have to spend years finding the right education and therapy programs that best fit their child's needs.
Many need to figu... Read more
The Hidden Potential of Autistic Kids What intelligence tests might be overlooking when it comes to autism
Feb 06, 2012 -- 8:45 pmFrom Scientific America:When I was in fifth grade, my brother Alex started correcting my homework. This would not have been weird, except that he was in kindergarten—and autistic. His disorder, characterized by repetitive behaviors and difficulty w... Read more
Feb 01, 2012 -- 1:59 pmFrom medical express.com:
New research from Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory (CSHL) might help explain how a gene mutation found in some autistic individuals leads to difficulties in processing auditory cues and paying Spatial attention to sound.
T... Read more
Jan 31, 2012 -- 1:07 pmFrom CEC: Given the increased identification of children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD), more educators are becoming familiar with this rather perplexing dis- ability. If your class includes a student or students with ASD, you may need useful a... Read more
Jan 30, 2012 -- 12:45 pmFrom ChallengingMinds.com: For all parents helping their children with homework everyday takes time and effort. However, for parents of children with special education needs often this can turn into a long and challenging process. Some key tips to... Read more
Jan 30, 2012 -- 8:45 amCamp Encourage is enhancing the lives of youth with autism spectrum disorders! As one mother shared regarding her son, "Your camp turned his life around..."
The mission of Camp Encourage is to encourage social growth, independence, and self-esteem... Read more
Jan 27, 2012 -- 1:22 pmFrom the daily mail: Scientists have detected signs of autism in babies as young as six months, leading to hopes of a test for the disorder.
They made the breakthrough by measuring brain activity and believe it could lead to identifying those infan... Read more
Jan 24, 2012 -- 11:58 amKISN will be bringing Paula Kluth to Kansas for a September 21, 2012 training on Differentiating Instruction. It will be held in Wichita and registration materials will go out to Directors in mid-May. There is a $20 registration fee to cover the co... Read more
Jan 20, 2012 -- 8:51 amFrom Bloomberg Business Week: The American Psychiatric Association is moving a step closer to overhauling the criteria for diagnosing autism after two just-completed field studies found the new definition won’t exclude patients who need treatment.... Read more
Jan 19, 2012 -- 5:29 pmIn celebration of February Children's Dental Health Month, Oral Health Kansas is featuring one of the newest communication and educational tools.
Dental apps for smart phones are tools families and educators can use to communicate with young peopl... Read more
Jan 18, 2012 -- 8:12 pmFrom ABC News: Infants learn language not only through sound, but also through lip reading, according to a new study published in the journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.
Researchers say the new findings defy the conventional ... Read more
Jan 13, 2012 -- 7:05 pmRapid Growth in US Inpatient Autism Units
January 13, 2012 — Over the last decade, the United States has seen a rapid rise in the number of specialized inpatient psychiatric care units set up exclusively to serve children with develo... Read more
Jan 13, 2012 -- 8:04 amLooking for an iPad? The Autism Society can help! Courtesy of the Autism Society’s contact center, Autism Source, they have put together a list of organizations that offer grants and other assistance for individuals with autism who would like to pu... Read more
Jan 12, 2012 -- 7:45 pmThe Assistive Technology Modules introduces participants to the latest trends to the basic foundations of assistive technology practice, the Assistive Technology Internet Modules provide educators, other professionals, families, persons with disabili... Read more
Jan 11, 2012 -- 6:07 pmThe Autism Internet Modules were developed with one aim in mind: to make comprehensive, up-to-date, and usable information on autism accessible and applicable to educators, other professionals, and families who support individuals with autism spectru... Read more
Jan 09, 2012 -- 9:27 pmIn the first study to investigate driving as it relates to teens with a high-functioning autism disorder (HFASD), child development and teen driving experts at The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia's Center for Child Injury Prevention Studies found... Read more
Jan 05, 2012 -- 7:27 amOccupational therapy practitioners (occupational therapists and occupational therapy assistants) support an individual’s ability to engage in every day occupations or activities and acquire skills to promote function. Occupational therapy practitio... Read more
Jan 05, 2012 -- 7:24 amA little money spent on temporary relief for caregivers goes a long way toward keeping kids and young adults with autism out of psychiatric hospitals, a new study suggests.
For every $1,000 states spent on respite services in the previous 60 days, r... Read more
Jan 03, 2012 -- 7:23 pmA proposal in the U.S. Senate is breathing new life into efforts to limit restraint and seclusion of children with disabilities in the nation’s schools.
Sen. Tom Harkin, D-Iowa, introduced legislation in late December that would bar restraint and ... Read more
Positive Behavior Support: Assisting Families with Behavioral Strategies in Home and Community Settings
Jan 03, 2012 -- 8:28 amThe most important entity for a child with autism is the child's family. Parents and other family members are essential resources, and their interactions with their child constitute the most important influences on the child's learning and developmen... Read more
Jan 03, 2012 -- 8:23 amFrom the Washington Post: In many ways, parents are the most important teachers children will ever have. But drawing them into schools is often difficult. So is forging a constructive parent-school relationship. Teachers complain about parents who m... Read more
Dec 28, 2011 -- 9:09 pmThis book is written for current and future Autistic college students. In our society, the words autism and college often seem not to go well together. When I was going through high school, I frequently had to argue with my school special education s... Read more
Dec 25, 2011 -- 7:33 pmEmotional Chain Reaction Worksheet
In this lesson, students will become more aware of how emotions affect behavior.
This Tool of the Week comes from Lesson Plan 6 of the Life Centered Career Education Personal-Social Skills CD-ROM.http://www.to... Read more
Dec 22, 2011 -- 12:54 pmThe young but burgeoning field of autism research continued its exponential rate of discovery in 2011—fueled in no small part by the joint commitment by government health agencies and private organizations to support this vital work. Our Top Ten Au... Read more
Dec 21, 2011 -- 2:08 pmNearly one percent of children in the United States have been diagnosed with some form of autism, a number 20 times higher than it was just a generation ago. A series of reports in the Los Angeles Times explores whether this boom is an epidemic of d... Read more
Dec 16, 2011 -- 11:37 amLittle is known about patterns of participation in social activities among adolescents with an autism spectrum disorder (ASD). The objectives were to report nationally representative (U.S.) estimates of participation in social activities among adoles... Read more
Dec 16, 2011 -- 11:26 amWhat is the UDL Training Guide Toolkit?
Universal Design for Learning (UDL) is a framework for curriculum design that fosters access to learning for everyone. Based in research about the learning brain and the development of new digital media, UDL... Read more
Dec 15, 2011 -- 4:56 pmA new center at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology will focus on unraveling the neuroscience behind social behaviors, helping to push forward research and, the scientists hope, to advance diagnosis and treatment of autism spectrum disorders.
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Dec 14, 2011 -- 9:22 pmOnly a few more hours until the Big Day, and still don't know what to give your neighbor/sister/colleague's child who has autism? You're not certain if they like Disney Princesses or Harry Potter legos. You've heard that the iPad is great for kids wi... Read more
Dec 13, 2011 -- 7:41 amWhether you are a practioner who works in a school, medical, or private practice setting, you are more likely to receive referrals for serving children with Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD) today than at any point in the past. As you know, there is tr... Read more
Dec 12, 2011 -- 2:39 pmOn Friday, Dec. 16, 2011, the the Autism Treatment Network / Autism Intervention Research Network on Physical Health (ATN/AIR-P) will host a 1 hour Works in Progress webinar on two new signature research proposals, Iron Treatment of Sleep Disorders ... Read more
Dec 12, 2011 -- 11:14 am(Not sponsored by KISN, please reference http://www.socialthinking.com)
Michelle's inspiring and practical workshops are designed for parents and professionals alike -- for anyone working with students experiencing social and communication problem... Read more
Dec 10, 2011 -- 3:45 pmTreatment with the antidepressant fluoxetine may decrease symptoms in adults with autism spectrum disorders (ASDs), new research suggests.
In a small, randomized controlled trial of adults with ASDs, those who received fluoxetine had a significant... Read more
Dec 09, 2011 -- 8:18 amWith the job market still sputtering and program funding drying up, many families caring for loved ones with special needs are struggling to pay everyday bills.
Difficult as it is, however, they need to plan for the long term, experts say, not onl... Read more
Dec 08, 2011 -- 4:44 pmIn 2010, HollyRod introduced the “Give the Gift of Voice” campaign to provide iPads to give a voice to those without. To date, HollyRod has given away more iPads for communication for Autism than any other organization. Over 100 individuals rangi... Read more
Dec 08, 2011 -- 12:44 pmOne in every 110 children is diagnosed with autism, so you would think that by now there would be more infrastructure to help parents navigate the murky waters of autism. But the truth is that too often, parents receive a diagnosis and are left to f... Read more
Dec 07, 2011 -- 6:08 pmAll young children with epilepsy should also undergo screening for autism spectrum disorders and developmental delay, a study has shown.
In a pair of pediatric epilepsy units, 77% of children screened positive for development delay, and 36% screen... Read more
Dec 07, 2011 -- 6:05 pmWhen an individual with autism is engaging in problematic behavior, such as self-injurious biting, name-calling or lashing out, what can parents, teachers and other support team members do to help? Creating a Behavior Support Plan (BSP) can help fami... Read more
Dec 06, 2011 -- 4:43 pmAre you interested in transistion supports for students? Look at the resources compiled by Kansas PBS! Click here http://pbskansas.org/htdocs/resources_tools/transition.html ... Read more
Dec 03, 2011 -- 2:26 pmThe Visual Supports and Autism Spectrum Disorder tool kit provides a step-by-step, easy-to-understand introduction to visual supports and the ways that parents and other caregivers can begin using them. The pamphlet provides practical examples of how... Read more
Dec 01, 2011 -- 3:25 pmA new study suggests training peers can help children with autism spectrum disorder improve their social skills, even more than a direct adult-led intervention. To read more, click here: http://psychcentral.com/news/2011/12/01/trained-peers-better-a... Read more
Dec 01, 2011 -- 3:23 pmThere’s so much talk of the origins of autism these days, it’s hard not to think of it as a childhood disorder. But we tend to forget that there is a fast growing number of adults living with autism in the country today. According to Autism Speak... Read more
Dec 01, 2011 -- 10:19 amWhile many happily anticipate the coming holiday season, families of sons/daughters on the autism spectrum also understand the special challenges that may occur when schedules are disrupted and routines broken. Our hope is that by following these few... Read more
Nov 28, 2011 -- 7:10 pmAs the number of children diagnosed with autism has increased over the last few years, new research finds these students are disproportionately involved in lawsuits about whether they are getting a free appropriate public education in the least restr... Read more
Nov 28, 2011 -- 7:00 pmChildren with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) who attend regular education classes may be more likely to improve their social skills if their typically developing peers are taught how to interact with them than if only the children with ASD are taught... Read more
Nov 23, 2011 -- 11:07 amHere is an interesting article from Scott Standifer:
The next revolution in autism employment may come from an apple orchard run by a major investment company. Not surprisingly, the parent of a child with autism is at the center of it. TIAA-CREF is... Read more
Nov 23, 2011 -- 11:06 amRequests for employment service options for young adults with autism are dramatically rising. Autism challenges many traditional practices of the disability employment services community, leaving service providers at a loss. For their part, many memb... Read more
Nov 22, 2011 -- 7:46 amSome of Lakeshore's most popular interactive games and activities now available in easy-to-download apps for your iPhone, iPod touch or iPad! These fun new educational apps are packed with features to get children excited about learning, and they are... Read more
Nov 21, 2011 -- 7:46 am
Program: Making Our Way: Autism
Episode: Making Our Way: Autism
Daily life for a child with autism is a challenge for the child and the family. Support is available and "Making Our Way: Autism" shows how and where to access that network of suppor... Read more
Nov 16, 2011 -- 7:51 pm****Special price!!*****
The SALE price of 9.99 is the LOWEST price this 54.99 app is only good for the week!
Direct link to purchase this app: http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/my-video-schedule/id463787252?mt=8
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Nov 14, 2011 -- 3:17 pmThe holiday season can be fun, but it can also be a challenging time for children with autism and their families.
That's why Rethink Autism is hosting two very special events this month!
Preparing for the Holidays, a webinar with Dr Bridget ... Read more
Oct 31, 2011 -- 8:14 amAccess to the Curriculum Webinar Series - Part 4: Implementation
Tuesday, November 1, 2011 - 3:00 - 4:00 pm
What are some of the biggest barriers to Curriculum and environmental
access for students with Low Incidence Disabilities? How can
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Oct 24, 2011 -- 1:25 pmThere are many resources available for teaching students about bullying and how to handle bullying. One resource is No Fishing Allowed: “Reel” in Bullying by Carol Gray and Judy Williams. It is available from our lending library. Please contact J... Read more
Perfect Targets: Asperger Syndrome and Bullying - Practical Solutions for Surviving the Social World
Oct 19, 2011 -- 8:47 amRebecca Heinrichs is the author of the book, "Perfect Targets: Asperger Syndrome and Bullying - Practical Solutions for Surviving the Social World." It is available for check out from our lending library. If you are interested in reading it, please c... Read more
Oct 13, 2011 -- 12:37 pmUpcoming OCALI Professional Development Opportunities
To register for any of the webinars below, please visit:
Reach and Teach All Students Webinar ... Read more
Oct 10, 2011 -- 2:37 pmJoin the movement to “Make it orange and make it end!” and unite against bullying. Make your color orange on Unity Day, Wednesday, Oct. 12. That’s the day everyone can link together—in schools, communities and online—and send a message of s... Read more
Oct 05, 2011 -- 2:14 pmOctober is Anti-Bullying Month. Being bullied is a major issue for many on the Autism spectrum. KISN has developed a Bullying Prevention Kit with many resources to use with students on the spectrum and their typically developing peers. If you are ... Read more
Oct 04, 2011 -- 9:02 amOn September 30, 2011, President Obama sign the Combating Autism Reauthorization Act. CARA will continue funding at current levels, authorizing $693 million over the next three years. The CAA also required the federal government to create an Interage... Read more
Oct 04, 2011 -- 8:15 amTraining materials for the October 7th, 2011 KISN Training series are now available online. You can find them by clicking on training calendar, and then clicking on Training Materials to the left of the calendar.
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