A hub of assessment resources for families and professionals as a guide through the assessment process.
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Discover resources to guide families through transition from school to the next phase of work-school-community-adult life.
Explore breaking news and the latest research in autism spectrum disorder.
Resources at your fingertips, for both families and professionals.
Access monthly tips to support individuals on the autism spectrum.
Explore professional development resources addressing autism spectrum disorders (ASD) and other complex disabilities.
Whether you are beginning your assessment journey or fine-tuning the assessment process, explore a wealth of information related to assessment and autism spectrum disorder (ASD).
Review resources for family members as they navigate the assessment process.
Information for school evaluation teams determining eligibility for services as a student with ASD.
Information for families and professionals, whether they are beginning their assessment journey or fine-tuning the assessment process.
A conference for parents, students who are Blind or Visually Impaired, and the professionals who serve them.
Explore resources and forms to help teams understand and implement effective AT assessments, as well as SIFTS, an exciting new OCALI tool to support the AT feature matching process.
Start here to get the big picture. General AT information that is quick and easy to understand.
Explore programs providing credentialing with a specialization in assistive technology.
An interactive PowerPoint show that presents student scenarios and potential options for funding.
Ideas for implementing AT to improve access to life tasks (learning, independent living, and work) as well as considerations for systems planning for AT implementation.
Access information and resources about AT tool selection, lending libraries for device trials and purchasing, and funding options.
Learn about assistive technology through on-line modules (ATIM), webinars and webcasts. Explore information on AT university certification, advanced degree programs, and credentialing.
Learn about the Autism Diagnosis Education Project on educating families, health care professionals, educators, and others interested in screening and diagnosis of autism spectrum disorders.
Professional learning communities and online book studies for collaborative learning.
Learn about supports for the more than 60 percent of individuals with disabilities impacted by bullying. These supports are for their families, their peers, and those who educate them.
Learn to be an upstander and stand up for those who are victims of bullying behavior.
Challenges and Successes in Implementing Customized Employment Strategies
Learn about service and treatment information for challenging behavior, including, causes, agency supports and practical tips for dealing with crisis behavior.
Professional development to help teams understand how to examine challenging behaviors and create a proactive plan.
Join other professionals to share expertise and resources for standards based planning designed to support the full range of diverse learners in any classroom.
Discover options for AT professional development through college and university programs. Although not a complete list, the programs highlighted offer diversity in educational requirements and focus.
Discover the strategies used in Customized Employment and links to more information for those who are just beginning.
Develop the details and the flow of the daily schedule through daily planning. Outline each staff member's responsibilities and student specific schedules with this third layer of planning.
Explore suggested guidelines and models for designing both SLOs and SGMs for students with complex learning and access needs who take the Alternate Assessment.
A two-day intensive designed to help educators build and support a learning environment where all students can succeed.
Intended for district teams, the two-day institute focuses on a district-wide approach for improving outcomes for students with ASD.
Learn about child development and access resources for children ages 0-5. Early Intervention is key to ongoing success as the child grows.
Learn more about OCALI employment opportunities.
Use these research-based tools to improve youth success in community employment and participation.
Explore a collection of resources designed specifically for families.
It is important to reinforce a strong no alcohol message for all students.
Learn about FASD, an umbrella term describing the range of effects that can occur in an individual whose mother drank alcohol during pregnancy.
Learn about funding for the purchase of AT devices including basic information about the laws authorizing the various funding options as well as private funding sources.
This section includes suggested factors to consider when assessing students with disabilities using alternate assessments.
This section includes information to support individuals, parents and professionals as they work together to create transition plans through the use of age-appropriate transition assessment.
Learn about the different types of hearing impairments and get links to specialized service providers.
Discover a collection of resources that provides parents and professionals with foundational information for understanding autism spectrum disorders (ASD).
Learn the causes and characteristics of autism spectrum disorder (ASD).
Learn about OCALI's mission, advisory board, contact OCALI staff, and more.
Learn about spina bifida, get tips for parents and teachers, and more.
UDL is an approach to designing educational environments and products so they can be used by the widest range of students without adaptation.
OCALI's Learning Pathway matches OCALI resources to professional development needs in the areas of assessment, learning standards, behavior, and least restrictive environment (LRE).
A collection of resources to aid in searching for apps that contain specific features to meet an individual's AT needs.
Explore news updates, current research, and effective strategies, plus read inspirational true stories from families.
Learn about ecosystems through research and presentation activities designed for students in grades 4-8.
Discover the environmental characteristics of the rainforest through this unit of study designed for first graders.
Browse this integrated unit of study designed for high school students. The history of civil rights provides the foundation for instruction.
Ohio's range of LRE includes Boards of Developmental Disabilities that support school-aged programming for students with severe and significant disabilities.
Explore the wide range of supports and services available across the state.
Ohio's FASD Statewide Steering Committee has partnered to fight the tragic effects of Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders.
Improve your planning skills with planning templates and guidance documents designed to increase your capacity to meet the needs of the most complex learners.
Intended for preschool personnel working with students with ASD the three-day institute focuses on understanding the diverse needs of young children with ASD.
Learn a functional behavior assessment (FBA) process to support individuals with complex needs.
The Autism Center at OCALI provides high quality professional development and consultation services to school districts and other educational organizations.
Explore interventions to support learners with ASD and other complex needs.
Discover information about special education services, assistive technology, anti-bullying, social supports, and other topics vital to parents of school age children with disabilities.
Explore SIFTS (Student Inventory for Technology Supports), a new OCALI tool to support teams through the AT feature matching process.
Learn why assessments should be aligned to, and measure student knowledge of, grade level standards, functional skill standards and IEP goals and objectives.
Review the specific supports and services that should be included throughout the planning practices to ensure access and inclusive opportunity for ALL learners.
Learn to plan so that each learner has what they need to actively participate in daily instruction and assessments within a unit of study. The Tiered Plan contains the details for each lesson.
Learn about TBI an injury to the brain when the head has been hit by something or violently shaken.
Explore breaking news, research, strategies, and templates on Universal Design for Learning.
The beauty of UDL is that it's not just another initiative to add on to the ever-increasing list.
Learn how developing units of study can bring together standards across subject areas into meaningful clusters that merge academic learning and real life applications.
Learn the about the instructional framework that increases student educational participation and academic achievement in your classroom.
Learn how to assess a wide range of student access needs for AT supports and services. Examples of specific topics include: reading, communication, seating, mobile device access and more.
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Learn about the different types of visual impairments and get links to specialized service providers.