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TASN ATBS September 2016 Newsletter

Information about Hyperlexia, pairing, and treatment integrity with links to resources.

Updated on

November 17, 2019

Topic

Instruction, Behavior, Reading, Autism

Age

All Ages

TASN ATBS November Newsletter: Executive Functioning and ASD

The November newsletter provides strategies for supporting executive functioning in its feature article. "Tips from the Corner" offers steps for conducting a meaningful preference assessment.

Updated on

November 17, 2019

Topic

Behavior, Autism

Age

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

Tier Three Refresher Training

This document was developed to support the Tier Three Refresher Training delivered in September of 2015

Updated on

November 17, 2019

Topic

Behavior, Multi-Tier System of Supports (MTSS), Assessment, Autism

Age

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

Universal Design in Teaching: Using Social Emotional Engagement-Knowledge and Skills (SEE-KS) by Dawna Sigurdson, Ed.S.

Sigurdson presents an overview of the SEE-KS, a rubric of supports and questions that use student language level as the key for fostering engagement, presenting information in multiple ways, and allowing multiple options for action and expression. Included is resource information.

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November 17, 2019

Topic

Instruction, Universal Design for Learning, Autism, Social, Emotional & Character Development, Curriculum

Age

All Ages

Tri-State Webinar: Sensory Processing: Sensory 101: Self-Advocacy and Strategies: An Interview with Judy Endow: Part 2 of 2

Description: This two-part series focuses on sensory processing and autism spectrum disorders. In part 1, Sensory 101: Understanding Sensory Differences, Cara Woundy, M.S., OTR/L, M.E.d, CAGS & Jamie Lewis, M.S., OTR/L provided an overview of sensory processing and strategies that can be u...

Updated on

November 17, 2019

Topic

Autism

Age

All Ages

The Role of Communication

In this short video, a Kansas speech and lanugage pathologist provides valuable insight regarding social competence and communication.  

Updated on

November 17, 2019

Topic

Autism, Social, Emotional & Character Development

Age

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

Peer Networks and Supports

In this short video, students at a Kansas middle school share how they've been impacted by working collaboratively with students who have disabilities.

Updated on

November 17, 2019

Topic

Autism, Social, Emotional & Character Development

Age

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

Calling all Coaches March 2018

Why coaching is "just like farming!" 

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November 17, 2019

Topic

Coaching

Age

None

TASN ATBS April 2018 Newsletter

Are your students reading Gatsby? Link to the DLM Familiar Texts site as well as links to the new Autism Resource Connection app and a hashtag for celebration National Autism Awareness Day!

Updated on

November 17, 2019

Topic

Autism

Age

All Ages

TASN ATBS August 2016 Newsletter

Newsletter featuring information on Universal Design for Learning and a Back-to-School packet that is ready for teachers to use as they begin the school year. 

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November 17, 2019

Topic

Family/Community Engagement, Instruction, Behavior, Universal Design for Learning, Autism

Age

All Ages

TASN ATBS Febuary 2018 Newsletter

Videos of a cardmaking business success story, links to video guide that supports using interests (rather than focusing on challenges) and updated information about Tri-State and ATBS trainings. 

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November 17, 2019

Topic

Coaching, Secondary Transition, Specially Designed Instruction, Autism, Social, Emotional & Character Development

Age

All Ages

"It's Very Middle School"

DeSoto Kansas special educators talk about the results and outcomes of their cardmaking business. 

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November 17, 2019

Topic

Secondary Transition, Career & Technical Education, Autism, Social, Emotional & Character Development

Age

All Ages

Tri-State Webinar: Transition Planning for Individuals with ASD: The Central Importance to Sexual Education in ASD: Part 3 of 4

Description:  Transition Planning for Individuals with ASD is a four-part webinar series. In part 3: The Central Importance of Sexual Education in ASD, Dr. Peter Gerhardt discuss:  Why we should teach human sexuality education to individuals with ASD Guidelines for teaching learners wi...

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November 17, 2019

Topic

Secondary Transition, Autism

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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November 17, 2019

Topic

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

Age

All Ages

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...

Updated on

November 17, 2019

Topic

Assessment, Autism

Age

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

Tri-State Webinar: Sensory Processing: Sensory 101: Understanding Sensory Differences: Part 1 of 2

Description: This two-part series will focus on sensory processing and autism spectrum disorders. In part 1, Cara Woundy, M.S., OTR/L, M.E.d, CAGS & Jamie Lewis, M.S., OTR/L will provide an overview of sensory processing and strategies that can be used in the classroom to support student s...

Updated on

November 17, 2019

Topic

Autism

Age

All Ages

Tri-State Webinar: Connecting Verbal Behavior Programs to Natural Environment Teaching: Part 2 of 2

Description: This webinar will focus on teaching and generalizing verbal behavior skills in the natural environment. Easy to use strategies to help students connect their verbal behavior skills to activities in the natural environment will be shared. Generalization of skills in the natural env...

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November 17, 2019

Topic

None

Age

None

Tri-State Webinar: Connecting Verbal Behavior Programs with Functional Living Skills using the AFLS: Part 1 of 2

Description: This webinar will introduce participants to The AFLS Assessment and Curriculum Guides as an extension to a verbal behavior program. Participants will gain the knowledge and tools to track a learner’s functional living skills and plan an individual intervention program to increase ...

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November 17, 2019

Topic

None

Age

None

Visually Structured Tasks Planning Form

This document was created for the TASN ATBS Structured Teaching Summer Institute and is to support implementation of visually structured tasks with students who have autism or other disabilities.

Updated on

November 17, 2019

Topic

Specially Designed Instruction, Autism

Age

All Ages

TRI-STATE WEBINAR: Expanding the World Through Social Development

This is one of the Tri-State Webinar offered in 2015-2016.

Updated on

November 17, 2019

Topic

Autism

Age

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