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Autism Speaks link: 100 Day Kit

100 Day Kit

Acquire information from Autism Speaks 100 Day Toolkit that was created specifically for newly diagnosed families.
AT Link Basic: AbleData

AbleData

Provides objective information about AT and rehabilitation equipment including a database of 40,000 products with descriptions and contact information.
Employment First Link: Agency Assistance and Support

Agency Assistance and Support

An overview of agencies serving persons with disabilities including who is eligable, what services these agencies can provide and additional agency resources.
TDL Link: AIR - Ohio's Alternate Assessment Portal

AIR - Ohio's Alternate Assessment Portal

Use this site to access test administration systems, sample tasks, and informational resources.
Autism Internet Modules: Antecedent-Based Interventions

Antecedent-Based Interventions

Antecedent-based interventions (ABI) comprise an evidence-based practice derived from applied behavior analysis (ABA) and are used to address both interfering and on-task behaviors.
Autism Internet Modules: ASD-4-EI: What Early Interventionists Should Know

ASD-4-EI: What Early Interventionists Should Know

Identify initial concerns and red flags through the diagnostic process. Understand what evidence-based early intervention could and should look like.
Autism Internet Modules: Assessment for Identification

Assessment for Identification

This module provides foundational information for understanding diagnosis, assessment for identification, and eligibility for special education services under the label of
Assistive Technology Internet Modules: Assistive Technology Internet Modules (ATIM)

Assistive Technology Internet Modules (ATIM)

Learn about assistive technology through online learning modules on a broad range of topics for educators, professionals, families, persons with disabilities, and others.
Assistive Technology Internet Modules: AT Assessment Process in the School Environment

AT Assessment Process in the School Environment

This module introduces the process of AT assessment including the composition of different types of AT teams, guiding documents and frameworks, and feature-matching.
Assistive Technology Internet Modules: AT Assessment Tools

AT Assessment Tools

This module will introduce the reader to a wide variety of tools that can be used to guide the assessment process.
Assistive Technology Internet Modules: AT Consideration in the IEP Process

AT Consideration in the IEP Process

This module will assist educational professionals and IEP team members in considering and determining student need for assistive technology.
Assistive Technology Internet Modules: AT for Administrators

AT for Administrators

School administrators must have a working knowledge of these laws and the implications of AT to facilitate good leadership among educators and families of students with disabilities.
Assistive Technology Internet Modules: AT Implementation

AT Implementation

Learn to plan for the use of AT devices and services matched to the unique needs of the student, and to implement AT supports ensuring access to a free and appropriate education.
AT Link Basic: AT Ohio

AT Ohio

AT equipment for users across the lifespan, loaned for 30 days. Items include daily living aids, environmental control, AT for recreation, and more.
Assistive Technology Internet Modules: AT Supports and Services in the IEP

AT Supports and Services in the IEP

Learn about the law as it relates to AT, how to include AT in the IEP, how to ensure use of AT supports, and how to actively engage family members throughout the process.
Assistive Technology Internet Modules: AT Transitions

AT Transitions

The content of this module focuses on transition planning for students who use assistive technology (AT) as they move to new placements or settings.
Autism Speaks link: ATN Toolkits

ATN Toolkits

This site offers a selection of resources to support families of children with autism spectrum disorders from the First 100 Day Kit to information on specific topics of concern.
Autism Internet Modules: Autism and Biopsychosocial Model

Autism and Biopsychosocial Model

This module will define the biopsychosocial model as it has developed in psychiatry and other fields.
Autism Internet Modules: Autism Internet Modules (AIM)

Autism Internet Modules (AIM)

Free, online modules on characteristics, evidence-based practices, and promising practices in ASD. Credit is available for a fee.
Autism Scholarship

Autism Scholarship

The Autism Scholarship allows ODE to pay a scholarship to the parents of a child identified with autism.
Assistive Technology Internet Modules: Automatic Speech Recognition (ASR) / Speech-to-Text

Automatic Speech Recognition (ASR) / Speech-to-Text

This module will define ASR, discuss why it is used, who can benefit and list many resources for ASR products.
BGSU: BGSU ASD Graduate Certificate

BGSU ASD Graduate Certificate

The certificate is interdisciplinary and will provide skills and understanding identifying and programming for individuals with ASD.
BGSU: BGSU Assistive Technology Program

BGSU Assistive Technology Program

The Assistive Technology Program is designed to prepare teachers and other professionals to support students by using assistive technology.
AT Link Basic: Boardmaker Achieve Community

Boardmaker Achieve Community

Explore this community of resources where over 200,000 board makers come together to share free, symbol-adapted learning activities.
AT Link Basic: Bookshare

Bookshare

Explore this online library of over 200,000 titles including current-day books, magazines, and newspapers as well as textbooks and journals. Membership is free for those with qualifying disabilities.
Brain Injury Association of Ohio

Brain Injury Association of Ohio

BIAOH is a statewide advocacy and education organization established in 1982 to improve services and supports to Ohioans with brain injury and their families, and to promote prevention.
Center for Parent Info and Resources link: Charter Schools and Children with Disabilities

Charter Schools and Children with Disabilities

Do you have questions about Charter Schools and their responsibility for serving students with disabilities? See this new resource from the NICHCY.
Climbing Every Mountain Blog

Climbing Every Mountain Blog

Highlights from Mary Ulrich's Climbing Every Mountain blog.
Autism Internet Modules: Cognitive Differences

Cognitive Differences

This module will describe cognitive differences that occures with most individuals with ASD and discuss their impact on behavior and learning.
TDL Collaborative Planning Wiki: Collaborative Planning Wiki

Collaborative Planning Wiki

Access sample plans, downloadable teaching materials, web resources, templates and connect with like grade-band teachers in Ohio to co-plan your next unit of study.
Autism Internet Modules: Comprehensive Program Planning for Individuals With ASD

Comprehensive Program Planning for Individuals With ASD

An overview of the CPP process and some tools that can be used as teams work to complete the development of a comprehensive plan for a student with ASD.
AT Link Basic: Computer Refurbishing Program

Computer Refurbishing Program

AT Ohio maintains a computer refurbishing program that provides donated computers to individuals with disabilities for a nominal fee.
Center for Parent Info and Resources link: CPIR: Sibling Resources

CPIR: Sibling Resources

This link is a resource for addressing sibling issues and needed support.
AT Link Basic: Crick Software - LearningGrids

Crick Software - LearningGrids

Learn about a software program designed to help students build sentences using whole words, phrases and pictures to illustrate writing, word prediction to help select words and to help understanding.
Autism Internet Modules: Differential Reinforcement

Differential Reinforcement

Differential reinforcement of other behaviors (DRO) means that reinforcement is provided for desired behaviors, while inappropriate behaviors are ignored.
Autism Internet Modules: Discrete Trial Training

Discrete Trial Training

This module will provide information on the evidence-based intervention, DTT.
ASD Download Basic: DSM 5 Autism Spectrum Disorder Fact Sheet

DSM 5 Autism Spectrum Disorder Fact Sheet

The revised DSM diagnosis represents a new, more accurate, and medically and scientifically useful way of diagnosing individuals with autism-related disorders.
Autism Internet Modules: Extinction

Extinction

Extinction is a procedure based on the principles of Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) in which reinforcement of a previously reinforced behavior is discontinued.
Families with Autism Spectrum Disorders

Families with Autism Spectrum Disorders

This Ohio resource provides families with information on networking with others with ASD for support, education and to promote awareness and understanding.
FASD Research and Resources

FASD Research and Resources

Links to Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders research and resources.
TDL Link: Formative Instructional Practices

Formative Instructional Practices

FIP helps educators develop a thorough understanding of the standards for their students, and they need to know how to teach those skills.
Autism Internet Modules: Functional Behavior Assessment

Functional Behavior Assessment

In this module, we will help the reader understand the relationship between the environment and challenging behavior, describe the steps for engaging, the tools available for gathering information.
Autism Internet Modules: Functional Communication Training

Functional Communication Training

Functional communication training (FCT) is a practice that emerged from the research on functional behavioral assessment (FBA).
AT Link Basic: General AT Assessment Frameworks and Tools

General AT Assessment Frameworks and Tools

A list of website resources that can be used to facilitate the AT assessment process.
AT Link Basic: Goodwill Easter Seals, Miami Valley Assistive Technology Services

Goodwill Easter Seals, Miami Valley Assistive Technology Services

Computer recycling program in central Ohio.
Autism Internet Modules: Home Base

Home Base

This module will define Home Base, a strategy that may prove helpful. Specific examples for use across settings and age groups will be provided.
Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA)

Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA)

IDEA guarantees a free and appropriate public education for every child with a disability.
AT Link Basic: IntelliTools Classroom Suite Activity Exchange

IntelliTools Classroom Suite Activity Exchange

Discover hundreds of pre-made activities for immediate use with the IntelliTools Classroom Suite software.
Autism Internet Modules: Language and Communication

Language and Communication

This module will address two aspects of ASD: language and communication characteristics.
Lending Library

Lending Library

Books, videotapes, DVDs, and other media on autism spectrum disorders and low-incidence disabilities.
ODE Link: Local Measures

Local Measures

For subjects where traditional assessments are not an option (i.e., art or music) districts or schools should establish a process to create different strategies to measure student progress.
Milestones Autism Resources: Milestone Back-to-School Tool Kit

Milestone Back-to-School Tool Kit

Learn strategies for ensuring that your child has a successful start to the new school year.
Milestones Autism Resources

Milestones Autism Resources

A wide variety of resources including support groups, professionals, camps, ect.
AT Link Basic: Mobile Devices and Apps Assessment Tools

Mobile Devices and Apps Assessment Tools

A collection of assessment and feature matching resources for mobile device/apps consideration.
AT Link Basic: National Center on Accessible Educational Materials

National Center on Accessible Educational Materials

Learn about AEM with resources for state- and district-level educators, parents, publishers, and others interested parties.
Autism Internet Modules: Naturalistic Intervention

Naturalistic Intervention

Naturalistic intervention is a collection of practices including environmental arrangement, interaction techniques, and strategies based on applied behavior analysis principles.
Assistive Technology Internet Modules: Navigating Accessible Instructional Materials

Navigating Accessible Instructional Materials

Explore basic foundational issues related to AIM and present the AIM Navigator - a tool that can be used to facilitate the selection and implementation of accessible instructional materials.
OACS-E Modules

OACS-E Modules

Through these modules, you will be able to identify the purpose and structure of the Ohio Academic Content Standards-Extended (OACS-E).
Lending Library: OCALI Lending Library Assessments

OCALI Lending Library Assessments

Need an assessment tool? Check the OCALI lending library for general assessment tools or for more specifically focused tools for behavior, sensory, communication, etc.
Lending Library: OCALI Lending Library AT Devices

OCALI Lending Library AT Devices

Trying to find the right assistive technology? Borrow a device from the AT lending library. Short term loans are available for AT device evaluations.
OCALI on iTunes U

OCALI on iTunes U

View OCALI content on iTunes U.
ODE Link: Office for Exceptional Children

Office for Exceptional Children

The Office for Exceptional Children is a branch of ODE focusing supports and services for Ohio's youth with identified exceptionalities including disability, giftedness, and English language learners.
ODE Link: Ohio Department of Education

Ohio Department of Education

The Ohio Department of Education(ODE) provides resources and information for administrators, teachers, families and communities surrounding the education of students in the state of Ohio.
Ohio's Academic Content Standards Extended (OACS-E) Training

Ohio's Academic Content Standards Extended (OACS-E) Training

Through these modules, you will be able to identify the purpose and structure of the Ohio Academic Content Standards-Extended (OACS-E).
ODE Link: Ohio's New Learning Standards

Ohio's New Learning Standards

Explore the more rigorous standards, geared to college and career readiness, will drive learning in Ohio classrooms by 2014-2015.
ODE Link: Ohio's New Learning Standards - Extended (ONLS - E)

Ohio's New Learning Standards - Extended (ONLS - E)

Navigate the standards that help to ensure that students with significant cognitive disabilities are provided with multiple ways to learn and demonstrate knowledge.
TDL Link: ONLS - E Modules

ONLS - E Modules

Modules that identify the purpose and structure of the Ohio Academic Content Standards-Extended and provide training to participants wanting to meet the educational needs of their students.
Open Court Resource Guide: A Video Series

Open Court Resource Guide: A Video Series

The purpose of this video series prepared by the The Ohio State Bar Foundation is to help parents and youth with special needs understand the court process.
Assistive Technology Internet Modules: Overview of Assistive Technology (AT)

Overview of Assistive Technology (AT)

Beginning with the definition of assistive technology and continuing with laws that influence AT implementation, readers will be exposed to the AT field through descriptions of AT devices and services
Autism Internet Modules: Overview of Social Skills Functioning

Overview of Social Skills Functioning

This module provides information on social skills in individuals with ASD and provides evidence-based strategies for acquiring social competence.
Autism Internet Modules: Picture Exchange Communication System (PECS)

Picture Exchange Communication System (PECS)

This module will define PECS, outline the steps to effectively implement this evidence-based practice, and provide specific examples for its use across settings and age groups.
Autism Internet Modules: Pivotal Response Training (PRT)

Pivotal Response Training (PRT)

This module will describe the fundamental principles of PRT, its conceptual framework, and how it can be implemented in a variety of settings with learners who display a range of abilities and needs.
Autism Internet Modules: Prompting

Prompting

This module will provide information on the evidence-based strategy, prompting.
AT Document Basic: QIAT - Quality Indicators for Evaluation of the Effectiveness of Assistive Technology

QIAT - Quality Indicators for Evaluation of the Effectiveness of Assistive Technology

Gain knowledge on guidelines teams can use to evaluate the effectiveness of AT devices and services that have been provided to a student.
AT Document Basic: QIAT - Self-Evaluation Matrices for the Quality Indicators in Assistive Technology Services

QIAT - Self-Evaluation Matrices for the Quality Indicators in Assistive Technology Services

Use these self-evaluation matrices to measure areas of strength and plan for professional development, training, or support in the area of AT.
Red Treehouse Link: Red Treehouse

Red Treehouse

RedTreehouse.org is Ohio's online resource promoting and supporting the physical, emotional, intellectual and social development of children and young adults, prenatal-25.
Autism Internet Modules: Reinforcement

Reinforcement

In this module, three reinforcement procedures will be discussed: (a) positive reinforcement, (b) negative reinforcement, and (c) token economy programs.
Autism Internet Modules: Response Interruption/Redirection

Response Interruption/Redirection

Response interruption/redirection (RIR) is used to decrease interfering behaviors, predominantly those that are repetitive, stereotypical, and/or self-injurious.
Autism Internet Modules: Restrictive Patterns of Behavior

Restrictive Patterns of Behavior

This module will define this core deficit area; describe and explain intense interests, routines and rituals, and repetitive motor behaviors.
Autism Internet Modules: Screening Across the Lifespan for Autism Spectrum Disorders

Screening Across the Lifespan for Autism Spectrum Disorders

Strengthen your knowledge about the screening processes and tools for individuals at risk for ASD and those who experience global developmental delays.
Autism Internet Modules: Self-Managment

Self-Managment

Self-management interventions help individuals learn to independently regulate their behaviors and act appropriately in a variety of home-, school-, and community-based situations.
Autism Internet Modules: Sensory Differences

Sensory Differences

This module focuses on the senses and sensory differences that may be present in persons with ASD and how they may impact their day-to-day performance.
Services and Supports Database

Services and Supports Database

Access providers who serve individuals with disabilities in Ohio.
Sibling Support Project: Sibshops

Sibshops

Sibshops are an opportunity for siblings to meet with others who have similar needs.
Autism Internet Modules: Social Narratives

Social Narratives

visually represented stories that describe social situations and socially appropriate responses or behaviors to help individuals with ASD acquire and use appropriate social skills.
Autism Internet Modules: Social Skills Groups

Social Skills Groups

Social skills groups (SSG) are used to teach individuals with autism spectrum disorders (ASD) ways to appropriately interact with typically developing peers.
Autism Internet Modules: Social Supports for Transition Age Individuals Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA)

Social Supports for Transition Age Individuals Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA)

This module will explore social program models designed to address the specific needs of transition-aged individuals with ASD and their families.
Child Welfare Information Gateway: Special Needs Adoption: What Does It Mean?

Special Needs Adoption: What Does It Mean?

This fact sheet presents some common questions about adopting a child or youth with special needs and provides resources that will give you detailed answers.
Cincinnati Children's: Special Needs Resource Directory: Foster Care

Special Needs Resource Directory: Foster Care

The Complex Care Center at Cincinnati Children's offers resources and information to those interested in becoming a foster parent to a child with special healthcare needs.
Autism Internet Modules: Speech Generating Devices (SGD)

Speech Generating Devices (SGD)

(AAC) is a set of procedures and processes that can maximize communication.
ODE Link: State Support Teams

State Support Teams

Ohio's state support system includes State Support Teams who use a connected set of tools to improve instructional practice and student performance on a continuing basis.
Autism Internet Modules: Structured Teaching

Structured Teaching

Visually based approach to creating highly structured environments that support individuals with autism spectrum disorders (ASD) in a variety of educational, community, and home/living settings.
Autism Internet Modules: Structured Work Systems and Activity Organization

Structured Work Systems and Activity Organization

This module defines the evidence-based practice of structured work systems and provides specific examples for use.
ODE Link: Student Growth Measures

Student Growth Measures

Student growth measures are a method for determining how much academic progress students are making by measuring growth between two points in time.
Autism Internet Modules: Supporting Successful Homework Completion

Supporting Successful Homework Completion

Some strategies and tools to address unique challenges of learners with ASD in the areas of organization, sensory needs, and academic differences are provided.
AT Link Basic: Supports for Struggling Readers

Supports for Struggling Readers

Explore this list of digital resources most of which are free and a few are commercially available.
ODE Link: Targeted Student Learning Objective Template

Targeted Student Learning Objective Template

Targeted Student Learning Objective Template
Autism Internet Modules: Task Analysis

Task Analysis

Task analysis is the process of breaking a skill into smaller, more manageable steps in order to teach the skill.
AT Link Basic: TechMatrix

TechMatrix

Search over 400 AT products by content area, grade level, IDEA disability category, instructional support categories, or keywords.
The Autism Society of Ohio's Neighbor to Neighbor program

The Autism Society of Ohio's Neighbor to Neighbor program

The Autism Society of Ohio's Neighbor to Neighbor program
AT Link Basic: The Center for Instructional Supports and Accessible Materials

The Center for Instructional Supports and Accessible Materials

Discover Ohio's resource for accessible material needs for students with print disabilities, including students who are blind and visually impaired.
Autism Internet Modules: The Incredible 5-point scale

The Incredible 5-point scale

This module explains The Incredible 5-Point Scale, a visual representation of a social behavior, an emotion, or an abstract idea and how it can support persons with autism.
AT Link Basic: Tots-n-Tech

Tots-n-Tech

Discover a research institute designed to study the prevalence and use of AT with infants and toddlers.
UDL Book Study: UDL Book Study Sept 2015

UDL Book Study Sept 2015

UDL Book Study Sept 2015
Autism Internet Modules: Video Modeling

Video Modeling

Video modeling is a growing evidence-based practice for teaching a wide range of behaviors, including social/emotional skills, adaptive behavior, life skills, academics, and play skills.
Autism Internet Modules: Visual Supports

Visual Supports

This module will define visual supports, discuss how they might be used across settings, and provide specific examples that can be used to accommodate individuals with ASD.
ODE Whose IDEA is this?: Whose IDEA is this?

Whose IDEA is this?

A family-friendly review of Ohio's regulations for special education services.