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Assertiveness Case Study: Meet Rosie

Review a scenario that explores implementing strategies for the social competency of assertiveness, including examples of a visual support, implementation plan, and other resources.

Updated on

March 06, 2019

Topic

Social, Emotional & Character Development, Specially Designed Instruction, Autism

Age

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

Self-Efficacy Case Study: Meet Emily

Review a scenario that explores implementing strategies for the social competency of self-efficacy, including an example of a visual support, implementation plan, and other resources.

Updated on

March 06, 2019

Topic

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

Age

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

Meet Colby: School-to-Work Success Story

Meet Colby, his mother, and supervisor to hear about the outcome of instruction in social competencies as Colby moved from classroom to paid employment.

Updated on

March 06, 2019

Topic

Secondary Transition, Social, Emotional & Character Development

Age

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

Evidence-Based Social Skills Curriculum

This document is a list of evidence-based social skills curriculum and links to the curriculum. 

Updated on

March 04, 2019

Topic

Social, Emotional & Character Development, Instruction, Behavior

Age

All Ages

Choice Making Cheat Sheet

Providing choices allow students to feel in control even when asked to complete a non-preferred task. This document provides a quick reference to the types of choices you can offer students and how to phrase the questions when offering those choices. 

Updated on

March 04, 2019

Topic

Behavior

Age

All Ages

Family Engagement and Structured Teaching

This packet contains examples of how an educator might share the elements of structured teaching with families.  It is in word format so it can be individualized to each educator's needs.

Updated on

March 04, 2019

Topic

Family/Community Engagement, Specially Designed Instruction, Autism

Age

All Ages

Teacher Treatment Integrity Form for Reducing Crisis Behavior

This document is a walk-through checklist for administrators to provide feedback to teachers on teacher skills that impact student behavior from escalating to crisis behavior. In addition, the document guides teachers and administrators to develop a professional development plan based on the feed...

Updated on

February 21, 2019

Topic

Behavior, Recruitment and Retention, Assessment

Age

All Ages

Direct Care Staff Treatment Integrity Form for Reducing Crisis Behavior

This document is a walk-through checklist for administrators or teachers to provide feedback to direct care staff (ie: paras) on staff skills that impact student behavior from escalating to crisis behavior. In addition, the document guides direct care staff on developing a professional developmen...

Updated on

February 21, 2019

Topic

Behavior, Recruitment and Retention, Assessment

Age

All Ages

Tri-State Webinar: Introduction to Autism Spectrum Disorder (with Verbal Skills)

Description:  This presentation will provide an overview of the characteristics, learning styles and effective supports for individuals with autism who have average to above average cognition and verbal skills. Specific supports and strategies will be reviewed to effectively support students w...

Updated on

February 18, 2019

Topic

Autism

Age

All Ages

Tri-State Webinar: Circle of Friends: Part 1 of 2

Description: Circle of Friends (CoF) is a form of Peer-Mediated Intervention (PMI). PMI is defined as a treatment approach in which typically developing peers are trained to implement behavioral interventions and facilitate social skills development in special needs populations. It has been id...

Updated on

February 16, 2019

Topic

Autism

Age

None

Tri-State Webinar: Introduction to Autism Spectrum Disorder

Description: This webinar will provide an overview of autism spectrum disorder. Learner Objectives: Understand the triad of characteristics present in Autism Spectrum Disorder Understand how these characteristics may affect students in the school setting Understand basic strategie...

Updated on

February 16, 2019

Topic

Autism

Age

None

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...

Updated on

February 16, 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 ...

Updated on

February 16, 2019

Topic

None

Age

None

Tri-State Webinar: Toilet Training for Children on the Autism Spectrum

Description: Toileting successfully is a skill that has a significant and long-term impact on an individual’s quality of life outcome. By actively teaching toileting skills, we can have an immediate impact on levels of independence at home and school; increase opportunities for social & gr...

Updated on

February 16, 2019

Topic

None

Age

None

Tri-State Webinar: Developing Meaningful Goals for Students with Autism Spectrum Disorders

Description:  The stated goal of Special Education is to prepare students with disabilities for further education, employment, and independent living. Outcomes for students with ASD show us that we are not reaching this goal. The focus of this webinar is how to write goals that will lead to im...

Updated on

February 16, 2019

Topic

Secondary Transition, Social, Emotional & Character Development, IEP, Autism

Age

All Ages

Tri-State Webinar: Educational Identification of ASD: The Law and Eligibility in the Schools

Description:  There is a critical need for trained and experienced trans-disciplinary autism evaluation teams in the schools.  Legal standards for educational identification and the two tiers of eligibility along with examples from case law will be presented. The impact of factors such as gend...

Updated on

February 16, 2019

Topic

Evaluation & Eligibility for IDEA, Autism

Age

All Ages

Tri-State Webinar: Errorless Teaching: A 4-Step Process to Increase Skill Acquisition and Decrease Problem Behaviors

Description:  Errorless teaching is an effective teaching technique within the framework of applied behavior analysis (ABA), a scientifically valid methodology for education and behavior management (Simpson, 2016). ABA, when implemented with fidelity, is an evidence-based research practice for...

Updated on

February 16, 2019

Topic

Specially Designed Instruction, Autism

Age

All Ages

Tri-State Webinar: Transition Planning for Individuals with ASD: Targeting Skills for Adult Independence: Part 1 of 4

Description: Transition Planning for Individuals with ASD is a four-part webinar series. In part 1: Targeting Skill for Adult Independence, Dr. Peter Gerhardt discusses the 5 necessary beliefs/rules about transition, these include: Rule #1: Everyone is capable of living and working in the c...

Updated on

February 16, 2019

Topic

Secondary Transition, Autism

Age

All Ages

Evidence-Based Structured Teaching Interventions

This document is a list of evidence-based interventions for implementing structured teaching and links to resources on how to implement those interventions. 

Updated on

February 15, 2019

Topic

Specially Designed Instruction, Instruction, Behavior, Autism

Age

None

Back to School Packet: Student Supports

This section of the Back to School Packet contains examples of students supports, including a Power Card example and a social narrative example.  

Updated on

February 08, 2019

Topic

Autism

Age

All Ages