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A Guide for Assessment

A Guide for Assessment

A hub of assessment resources for families and professionals as a guide through the assessment process.
Adulthood

Adulthood

Discover resources to guide families through transition from school to the next phase of work-school-community-adult life.
ASD in the News

ASD in the News

Explore breaking news and the latest research in autism spectrum disorder.
Learn about Autism: ASD Quick Tips

ASD Quick Tips

Resources at your fingertips, for both families and professionals.
ASD Tip of the Month

ASD Tip of the Month

Access monthly tips to support individuals on the autism spectrum.
ASD Training and Professional Development

ASD Training and Professional Development

Explore professional development resources addressing autism spectrum disorders (ASD) and other complex disabilities.
Assessment and ASD

Assessment and ASD

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).
Assessment Resources for Families: Assessment Guidelines for Families

Assessment Guidelines for Families

Review resources for family members as they navigate the assessment process.
Assessment and ASD: Assessment Guidelines for Identification

Assessment Guidelines for Identification

Information for school evaluation teams determining eligibility for services as a student with ASD.
A Guide for Assessment: Assessment Resources

Assessment Resources

Information for families and professionals, whether they are beginning their assessment journey or fine-tuning the assessment process.
AT Assessment

AT Assessment

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.
AT Basics

AT Basics

Start here to get the big picture. General AT information that is quick and easy to understand.
Learn about AT: AT Credentialing Programs

AT Credentialing Programs

Explore programs providing credentialing with a specialization in assistive technology.
Learn about AT: AT Funding: Who Will Pay?

AT Funding: Who Will Pay?

An interactive PowerPoint show that presents student scenarios and potential options for funding.
AT Implementation

AT Implementation

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.
AT Tools: AT Tools (Apps, Software, Hardware)

AT Tools (Apps, Software, Hardware)

Access information and resources about AT tool selection, lending libraries for device trials and purchasing, and funding options.
AT Professional Development: ATIM and other AT Professional Development

ATIM and other AT Professional Development

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 Autism: Autism Diagnosis Education Project

Autism Diagnosis Education Project

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.
Learn about Autism: Book Study Resources for Autism Focused Professional Learning Communities

Book Study Resources for Autism Focused Professional Learning Communities

Professional learning communities and online book studies for collaborative learning.
Bullying and Individuals with Special Needs

Bullying and Individuals with Special Needs

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.
Bullying and Individuals with Special Needs - Upstander Video

Bullying and Individuals with Special Needs - Upstander Video

Learn to be an upstander and stand up for those who are victims of bullying behavior.
Learn about Lifespan Transitions: Challenges and Successes in Implementing Customized Employment Strategies

Challenges and Successes in Implementing Customized Employment Strategies

Challenges and Successes in Implementing Customized Employment Strategies
Challenging Behavior

Challenging Behavior

Learn about service and treatment information for challenging behavior, including, causes, agency supports and practical tips for dealing with crisis behavior.
Learn about Autism: Challenging Behavior Training for Teachers

Challenging Behavior Training for Teachers

Professional development to help teams understand how to examine challenging behaviors and create a proactive plan.
TDL Collaborative Planning: Collaborative Planning

Collaborative Planning

Join other professionals to share expertise and resources for standards based planning designed to support the full range of diverse learners in any classroom.
Learn about AT: College and University AT Programs

College and University AT Programs

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.
Customized Employment Guide

Customized Employment Guide

Discover the strategies used in Customized Employment and links to more information for those who are just beginning.
Daily Planning

Daily Planning

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.
Learn about Disability Resources: Developing SGMs and SLOs for Students With Significant Cognitive Disabilities

Developing SGMs and SLOs for Students With Significant Cognitive Disabilities

Explore suggested guidelines and models for designing both SLOs and SGMs for students with complex learning and access needs who take the Alternate Assessment.
District Autism Training

District Autism Training

Intended for district teams, the two-day institute focuses on a district-wide approach for improving outcomes for students with ASD.
Educational Concerns

Educational Concerns

Discover a collection of resources that provide families with information on common educational issues.
Employment and ASD Survey: Employment and ASD

Employment and ASD

This survey is related to employment preparation and experiences during and after high school. Questions are designed to identify factors that contribute to employment success for people with ASD.
Learn about Lifespan Transitions: Evidence Based Practices and Evidence Based Predictors for Adult Success

Evidence Based Practices and Evidence Based Predictors for Adult Success

Use these research-based tools to improve youth success in community employment and participation.
Learn about Disability Resources: FASD Classroom Prevention Education

FASD Classroom Prevention Education

It is important to reinforce a strong no alcohol message for all students.
Learn about Disability Resources: Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders (FASD)

Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders (FASD)

Learn about FASD, an umbrella term describing the range of effects that can occur in an individual whose mother drank alcohol during pregnancy.
Guidelines for Alternate Assessment

Guidelines for Alternate Assessment

This section includes suggested factors to consider when assessing students with disabilities using alternate assessments.
Guidelines for Transition Assessment

Guidelines for Transition Assessment

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 Disability Resources: Hearing Impairments

Hearing Impairments

Learn about the different types of hearing impairments and get links to specialized service providers.
Introduction to ASD

Introduction to ASD

Discover a collection of resources that provides parents and professionals with foundational information for understanding autism spectrum disorders (ASD).
Learn about Autism: Learn about ASD

Learn about ASD

Learn the causes and characteristics of autism spectrum disorder (ASD).
OCALI: Learn about OCALI

Learn about OCALI

Learn about OCALI's mission, advisory board, contact OCALI staff, and more.
Learn about Disability Resources: Learn about Spina Bifida

Learn about Spina Bifida

Learn about spina bifida, get tips for parents and teachers, and more.
Learn about UDL

Learn about UDL

UDL is an approach to designing educational environments and products so they can be used by the widest range of students without adaptation.
Learning Pathway

Learning Pathway

OCALI's Learning Pathway matches OCALI resources to professional development needs in the areas of assessment, learning standards, behavior, and least restrictive environment (LRE).
Learn about AT: Mobile Apps Selection

Mobile Apps Selection

A collection of resources to aid in searching for apps that contain specific features to meet an individual's AT needs.
News for Families

News for Families

Explore news updates, current research, and effective strategies, plus read inspirational true stories from families.
OACSE Ecosystems: OACS-E: Ecosystems 4-8

OACS-E: Ecosystems 4-8

Learn about ecosystems through research and presentation activities designed for students in grades 4-8.
OACSE Rainforest: OACS-E: The Rainforest K-3

OACS-E: The Rainforest K-3

Discover the environmental characteristics of the rainforest through this unit of study designed for first graders.
OACSE WWII: OACS-E: WWII and Beyond (History, Atoms, and Genetics)

OACS-E: WWII and Beyond (History, Atoms, and Genetics)

Browse this integrated unit of study designed for high school students. The history of civil rights provides the foundation for instruction.
Link to DODD: Ohio Map of Board of Developmental Disabilities Contacts

Ohio Map of Board of Developmental Disabilities Contacts

Ohio's range of LRE includes Boards of Developmental Disabilities that support school-aged programming for students with severe and significant disabilities.
TDL Support: Ohio Supports for Individuals with Significant Cognitive Delays and other Low Incidence Disabilities

Ohio Supports for Individuals with Significant Cognitive Delays and other Low Incidence Disabilities

Explore the wide range of supports and services available across the state.
TDL Link: Ohio's Statewide FASD Initiative

Ohio's Statewide FASD Initiative

Ohio's FASD Statewide Steering Committee has partnered to fight the tragic effects of Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders.
TDL Planning to Meet the Needs of Diverse Learners: Planning to Meet the Needs of Diverse Learners

Planning to Meet the Needs of Diverse Learners

Improve your planning skills with planning templates and guidance documents designed to increase your capacity to meet the needs of the most complex learners.
Learn about Autism: Preschool Autism Training Series

Preschool Autism Training Series

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 about Autism: Professional Development on Challenging Behavior for Teachers

Professional Development on Challenging Behavior for Teachers

Learn a functional behavior assessment (FBA) process to support individuals with complex needs.
Autism Help: Request Help from the Autism Center at OCALI

Request Help from the Autism Center at OCALI

The Autism Center at OCALI provides high quality professional development and consultation services to school districts and other educational organizations.
Resource Gallery: Resource Gallery of Interventions

Resource Gallery of Interventions

Explore interventions to support learners with ASD and other complex needs.
SIFTS

SIFTS

Explore SIFTS (Student Inventory for Technology Supports), a new OCALI tool to support teams through the AT feature matching process.
TDL Standard Based Instruction and Assessment: Standards Based Instruction and Assessment

Standards Based Instruction and Assessment

Learn why assessments should be aligned to, and measure student knowledge of, grade level standards, functional skill standards and IEP goals and objectives.
TDL Overview: Teaching Diverse Learners Overview

Teaching Diverse Learners Overview

Review the specific supports and services that should be included throughout the planning practices to ensure access and inclusive opportunity for ALL learners.
Tiered Planning

Tiered Planning

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 Disability Resources: Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI)

Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI)

Learn about TBI an injury to the brain when the head has been hit by something or violently shaken.
UDL In the News

UDL In the News

Explore breaking news, research, strategies, and templates on Universal Design for Learning.
Learn about UDL: UDL Tiers

UDL Tiers

The beauty of UDL is that it's not just another initiative to add on to the ever-increasing list.
Unit Planning

Unit Planning

Learn how developing units of study can bring together standards across subject areas into meaningful clusters that merge academic learning and real life applications.
UDL Training: Universal Design for Learning Professional Development

Universal Design for Learning Professional Development

Learn the about the instructional framework that increases student educational participation and academic achievement in your classroom.
Video Player Help

Video Player Help

Get help with OCALI's video player.
Learn about Disability Resources: Visual Impairments

Visual Impairments

Learn about the different types of visual impairments and get links to specialized service providers.