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Tri-State Webinar: Toolkit for the Educational Identification of Autism Spectrum Disorders – Part 1 of 2

Autism Spectrum Disorders is increasing in our population. Schools need to create a systematic process to help staff and families identify students who may have ASD so they receive appropriate services. This webinar is designed to help identify key characteristics of ASD and help create a proces...

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June 01, 2017

Topic

Autism, Assessment

Age

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

Treatment Integrity (Janine Kesterson, Ph.D., BCBA-D, NCSP)

Interventions not yielding the results you expected? Could it be an issue of treatment integrity? Use the information and decision tree to to determine next steps.

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June 01, 2017

Topic

Autism, Behavior, Assessment

Age

All Ages

Pairing Procedures: Or how to get your students to want to work with you! (Melinda Henson, M.Ed., BCBA)

Here are 10 tips for successful implementation of pairing procedures in your classroom, including common mistakes to avoid, signs of readiness to begin teaching, and troubleshooting common problems. Check out these ideas that you can use tomorrow!

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June 01, 2017

Topic

Autism, Behavior, Instruction

Age

All Ages

Hyperlexia in Students with ASD (Pamela Williamson, Ph.D.)

Some students with autism spectrum disorder demonstrate strength in word reading but challenges in comprehension of text and verbal language. Is it hyperlexia? Williamson offers a definition for the syndrome and provides ideas for assessment and instructional practices.

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June 01, 2017

Topic

Autism, Reading, Universal Design for Learning, Instruction

Age

All Ages

TASN ATBS September 2015 Newsletter: The Educational Identification of Autism Spectrum Disorders

This month's newsletter focuses on identification of autism spectrum disorders and a discussion of "seven steps to earning instructional control" from the book by Robert Schramm.

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June 01, 2017

Topic

Autism, Evaluation & Eligibility for IDEA, Behavior

Age

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

Tri-State Webinar: Toolkit for the Educational Evaluation of ASD: Part 2 of 2

Autism Spectrum Disorders is increasing in our population. Schools need to create a systematic process to help staff and families identify students who may have ASD so they receive appropriate services. This webinar is designed to help identify key characteristics of ASD and help create a proces...

Updated on

June 01, 2017

Topic

Autism, Assessment

Age

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

SSIP Logic Model

Logic Model for Kansas' State Systemic Improvement Plan

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May 31, 2017

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MTSS Evaluation Plan

Evaluation plan for the Kansas Multi-Tier System of Supports

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May 31, 2017

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SSIP Evaluation Plan

Evaluation plan for Kansas' State Systemic Improvement Plan.

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May 31, 2017

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Standard Operating Principles

These are the standard operating principles for KSDE's Technical Assistance System Network.

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May 31, 2017

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TASN Alignment Graphic

The TASN Alignment Graphic illustrates the organizational structure of TASN.

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May 31, 2017

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Kansas MTSS Report 2015-16

A one-page summary highlighting the work of Kansas MTSS.

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May 31, 2017

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TASN Theory of Change

The TASN Theory of Change guides the evaluation of each TASN project.

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May 31, 2017

Topic

Compliance/Guidance

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None

Monthly Title III/ESOL and ELP Standards and Assessment Updates Webinars

In order to update Title III/ESOL directors and teachers with useful information throughout the school year, Julie Ewing, Title III/ESOL Program Consultant, will make short presentations followed by question and answer sessions t...

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May 26, 2017

Topic

English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL)/English Language Learners (ELL)

Age

All Ages

OSEP Policy Letters (Including OSEP Memos and Dear Colleague Letters)

This provides a link to the United States Department of Education, Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services, OSEP Policy Letters provide information, guidance and clarification regarding...

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May 26, 2017

Topic

Compliance/Guidance

Age

All Ages

Kansas Education Systems Accreditation (KESA)

This provides a link to the Kansas State Department of Education (KSDE) Kansas Education Systems Accreditation (KESA) web page providing all related information and documents.

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May 26, 2017

Topic

Compliance/Guidance

Age

All Ages

Stages of Behavior Escalation

This resources provides a single page overview of the stages of behavior escalation as described by Colvin & Sugai, 1989. Key Words: deescalation, de-escalation

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May 26, 2017

Topic

Behavior

Age

All Ages

Appropriate Responses to the Seven Phases of the Escalation Cycle

Appropriate Responses to the Seven Phases of the Escalation CycleAdapted from: Managing the Cycle of Acting-­‐Out Behavior in the Classroom (Colvin,2004)This resource provides an overview of how the appropriate responses to the phases of escalation based on the book by Colvin. Key Words: deescala...

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May 26, 2017

Topic

Behavior, Mental Health

Age

All Ages

TASN ATBS June 2017 Newsletter

Links to resources re: core communication, back to school packets, post-school success, and mental health. 

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May 26, 2017

Topic

Accommodations & Modifications, Autism, Specially Designed Instruction, Behavior, Mental Health, Social, Emotional & Character Development, Secondary Transition

Age

All Ages

Appendix B: Trauma-Informed Approaches Across Kansas Communities | SMH Resource

Found within the KSDE TASN ATBS School Mental Health Initiative's School Mental Health Resource, this Appendix provides examples of a few of the efforts taking place across Kansas to begin addressing Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs).  Updated 2016.07

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May 25, 2017

Topic

Mental Health

Age

All Ages