Kansas Technical Assistance System Network (TASN)
provides technical assistance to support school districts’ systematic implementation of evidence-based practices.

Resource Library

TASN Connects You With Over a Thousand Resources.

Start your search for webinars, trainings, documents, and more.

Search for a topic and get learning!

Tri-State Webinar: Introduction to Executive Functioning: Part 1 of 4

Executive Function (EF) is an umbrella term comprising a wide range of cognitive processes often called higher order thinking that are responsible for managing and directing mental, emotional and behavioral functions. We will be reviewing executive functions, examining the brain/body connect...

Updated on

October 02, 2018

Topic

Mental Health, Autism

Age

All Ages

Social Narratives: Fire Alarms

This is a social narrative on walking through the halls without touching the fire alarms. This Word Document file written with simple language and at least one picture per instruction. Skill: Behavior Age range: 5-18 years

Updated on

October 02, 2018

Topic

Autism

Age

High School (9 − 12), Middle School (6 − 9), Elementary (K − 6)

Tri-State Webinar: Autism and Early Childhood: Part 4 of 4: Incorporating Play into the Natural Environment

Incorporating Play into the Natural Environment will focus on strategies for moving structured play into the natural environment using a variety of visual supports. Participants will learn how to structure common play items to increase purposeful play and how to incorporate peers and friendsh...

Updated on

October 02, 2018

Topic

Autism, Social, Emotional & Character Development

Age

Early Childhood (Birth − K)

Tri-State Webinar: Teaching using Verbal Behavior Strategies; Part 1 of 2

This presentation on teaching using verbal behavior strategies will discuss:Why and When to use Verbal BehaviorHow to use Reinforcement effectivelyHow use pairing to create a willing learnerComponents of Discrete Trial trainingEffective use of Error Correction & PromptingUnderstanding importa...

Updated on

October 02, 2018

Topic

Autism, Behavior

Age

All Ages

Tri-State Webinar: Autism and Early Childhood Part 2 of 4: Preparing for Purposeful Play

Play is integral part of early childhood and is necessary for the development of language development, perceptual-motor abilities, social competence, creativity, imagination, and thinking skills.  This four-part series will explore the levels of play and s...

Updated on

October 02, 2018

Topic

Autism

Age

Early Childhood (Birth − K)

Tri-State Webinar: The Elements of Structured Teaching: Part 5 of 5: Visual Structure of Tasks

This presentation will focus on the use of visual structure of tasks in order to capitalize on the visual strengths of the learners. The three components of visual structure will be presented: visual instructions, visual organization, and visual clarity. In Part 5: Visual Structure of Tasks, pa...

Updated on

October 02, 2018

Topic

Autism, Instruction

Age

All Ages

TASN ATBS Newsletter: Catatonia in Autism

Grossman and Aspy provide resources for learning about catatonia in autism and Tips in the Corner targets increasing compliance using behavior momentum. 

Updated on

October 02, 2018

Topic

Autism, Behavior

Age

All Ages

TASN ATBS January 2017 Newsletter: Promise Reinforcers & More

This newsletter provides links to information on promise reinforcers, behavior plans, and creating a peace corner. 

Updated on

October 02, 2018

Topic

Mental Health, Autism, Behavior, Specially Designed Instruction

Age

All Ages

Social Narratives: Nervous Brain

This is a social narrative that focuses on the student leaving the room when he is feeling nervous (rather than squealing). It has one picture per line of text. It is a Word document. Skill: Anxiety Age range: 8+ years

Updated on

October 02, 2018

Topic

Autism

Age

High School (9 − 12), Middle School (6 − 9), Elementary (K − 6)

Coaching Notes

Editable document for taking notes during a coaching conversation. Includes states of mind, steps in conversation, and a simple action plan. Download, edit, and make this your own!

Updated on

October 02, 2018

Topic

Coaching

Age

All Ages

Social Narratives: New Teacher

This social narrative focuses on priming a student for going into new grade, getting a new teacher, etc. It has eleven power point slides. The slides have at least one picture per slide. Skill: Sometimes Teachers Change Age range: 8+ years

Updated on

October 02, 2018

Topic

Autism

Age

High School (9 − 12), Middle School (6 − 9), Elementary (K − 6)

Social Narratives: Seat Work

This is a social narrative on the rules for doing seat work/independent work. This .pdf file is in booklet format and contains mostly text with at least one picture on each page. Skill: Independent Age range: 7-12 years

Updated on

October 02, 2018

Topic

Autism

Age

Middle School (6 − 9), Elementary (K − 6)

De-escalation of Behavior Module 10 Dealing With Aggressive and Fighting Behavior

Description: This is the final video in the series of ten modules designed to provide professional learning communities with trying on the Cycle of Escalating Behavior.  DOWNLOAD the companion worksheet prior to starting the video.  In Module 10, particip...

Updated on

October 02, 2018

Topic

Mental Health, Autism, Behavior, Emergency Safety Interventions

Age

All Ages

PRIMING

Priming DefinitionPriming is an intervention that helps prepare children for an upcoming activity or event with which they normally have difficulty. Priming can occur at home or in the classroom and is most effective if it is built into the child’s routine.How to UsePriming sessions are short...

Updated on

October 02, 2018

Topic

None

Age

None

What is Included in a Behavior Plan?

What are the basics in a behavior plan? Read about the components and the links for additional information. 

Updated on

October 02, 2018

Topic

Behavior

Age

All Ages

De-escalation of Behavior Module 5 Crisis Intervention

Description: This video is the fifth in a series of ten modules designed to provide professional learning communities with trying on the Cycle of Escalating Behavior.  DOWNLOAD the companion worksheet prior to starting the video.  In Module 5, participants w...

Updated on

October 02, 2018

Topic

Mental Health, Autism, Behavior, Emergency Safety Interventions

Age

All Ages

Teacher Resources: Pond Trail Mix

Visual Structure to have a student help make a trail mix. Made at Summer Institute 2012. Skill: Cooking Special interest: Frogs Age range: 3-12

Updated on

October 02, 2018

Topic

Autism

Age

Early Childhood (Birth − K), Elementary (K − 6)

Teacher Resources: Visual Hall Pass

This hall pass will help a student transition more independently in the hall at school. Colors are incorporated to help the student know where to start (color coded GREEN), yellow to continue on their task (color coded YELLOW with either DO and/or SAY), and then when to return to class (color co...

Updated on

October 02, 2018

Topic

Autism, Behavior

Age

All Ages

Social Narratives: Quiet in the Halls - Praying Mantis2

This social narrative is for being quiet in the halls. It uses the special interest of Praying Mantis. It contains simple language for the text and at least one picture on each slide. It is written in PowerPoint and is twelve slides long. Skill: Quiet in the Halls ...

Updated on

October 02, 2018

Topic

Autism

Age

High School (9 − 12), Middle School (6 − 9), Elementary (K − 6)

Tri-State Webinar: Assessment of Basic Language and Learning Skills-Revised: Part 2: Developing a Verbal Behavior Program Using the ABLLS-R

Description: This two-part webinar series will focus on the Assessment of Basic Language and Learning Skills-Revised (ABLLS-­R) protocol. Part 1 will provide an overview of the ABLLS-R, which include the steps to administer and score this tool. Part 2 will focus on using the information f...

Updated on

October 02, 2018

Topic

Assessment, Autism, Specially Designed Instruction

Age

Elementary (K − 6)