Acquire information from Autism Speaks 100 Day Toolkit that was created specifically for newly diagnosed families.
Explore the strategies that teams can use to promote family participation and engagement in the AT selection and implementation process.
Provides objective information about AT and rehabilitation equipment including a database of 40,000 products with descriptions and contact information.
An overview of agencies serving persons with disabilities including who is eligible, what services these agencies can provide, and additional agency resources.
Use this site to access test administration systems, sample tasks, and informational resources.
Overview and step-by-step directions for using the WATI process and forms to determine student AT needs and plan for successful implementation of AT devices and services.
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.
A free course introduces you to characteristics of autism spectrum disorder (ASD) and dispel common misconceptions through the experiences and perspectives of individuals on the autism spectrum.
This course presents real-world video examples of evidence-based strategies that further develop skills and can be used at home, at school, and in the community.
This course features real-world video examples of evidence-based strategies that can be used across natural environments during many typical routines and activities of toddlers and preschoolers.
This course presents real-world video examples of evidence-based strategies that focus on young adults as they prepare for transition into adulthood - at home, school, work, and in the community.
Identify initial concerns and red flags through the diagnostic process. Understand what evidence-based early intervention could and should look like.
This module provides foundational information for understanding diagnosis, assessment for identification, and eligibility for special education services under the label of
Learn about assistive technology through online learning modules on a broad range of topics for educators, professionals, families, persons with disabilities, and others.
This module introduces the process of AT assessment including the composition of different types of AT teams, guiding documents and frameworks, and feature-matching.
This module will introduce the reader to a wide variety of tools that can be used to guide the assessment process.
This module will assist educational professionals and IEP team members in considering and determining student need for assistive technology.
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.
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 equipment for users across the lifespan, loaned for 30 days. Items include daily living aids, environmental control, AT for recreation, and more.
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.
The content of this module focuses on transition planning for students who use assistive technology (AT) as they move to new placements or settings.
Discover the Autism Treatment Network (ATN), providing resources to support families from the First 100 Day Kit to information on specific topics of concern.
This module will define the biopsychosocial model as it has developed in psychiatry and other fields.
Free, online modules on characteristics, evidence-based practices, and promising practices in ASD. Credit is available for a fee.
The Autism Scholarship allows ODE to pay a scholarship to the parents of a child identified with autism.
This module will define ASR, discuss why it is used, who can benefit and list many resources for ASR products.
The certificate is interdisciplinary and will provide skills and understanding identifying and programming for individuals with ASD.
Explore this community of resources where over 200,000 board makers come together to share free, symbol-adapted learning activities.
This book moves beyond functional literacy skills and shows K-12 educators how to bring high-quality, meaningful literacy instruction to students with autism.
This book addresses the need for social programming for children and adolescents with ASD by providing a comprehensive five-step model.
Practical suggestions and advice for how to teach and learn those subtle messages most students pick up automatically but that have to be taught to those with social deficits.
A book full of practical strategies to support students with weak executive function skills including organization, impulse control and self-monitoring.
This book study allows participants to learn about and practice a framework for designing interventions for those with autism spectrum disorders.
A book written by a man with ASD and his mother, including reflections of his life and the affects of his challenges on him as well as his family.
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.
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.
Do you have questions about Charter Schools and their responsibility for serving students with disabilities? See this new resource from the NICHCY.
Highlights from Mary Ulrich's Climbing Every Mountain blog.
This module will describe cognitive differences that occures with most individuals with ASD and discuss their impact on behavior and learning.
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.
Learn to use the WATI assistive technology decision-making process to support students with complex communication needs.
Match the needs of students with complex communication needs with specific features of AAC supports and devices using the WATI assistive technology decision-making process.
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.
Become knowledgeable about the WATI assistive technology decision-making process to support students with computer access challenges.
Use the WATI assistive technology decision-making process to match the needs of students to AT features and tools for computer access.
AT Ohio maintains a computer refurbishing program that provides donated computers to individuals with disabilities for a nominal fee.
Learn from siblings in their own words. This resource addresses sibling issues.
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.
Differential reinforcement of other behaviors (DRO) means that reinforcement is provided for desired behaviors, while inappropriate behaviors are ignored.
This module will provide information on the evidence-based intervention, DTT.
Review the changes in ASD in the 5th edition of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM-5).
Extinction is a procedure based on the principles of Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) in which reinforcement of a previously reinforced behavior is discontinued.
Links to Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders research and resources.
FIP helps educators develop a thorough understanding of the standards for their students, and they need to know how to teach those skills.
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.
Functional communication training (FCT) is a practice that emerged from the research on functional behavioral assessment (FBA).
A list of website resources that can be used to facilitate the AT assessment process.
Computer recycling program in central Ohio.
Determine appropriate AT supports and services for students who are hard of hearing and deaf using the AT decision-making guide.
This module will define Home Base, a strategy that may prove helpful. Specific examples for use across settings and age groups will be provided.
IDEA guarantees a free and appropriate public education for every child with a disability.
Discover hundreds of pre-made activities for immediate use with the IntelliTools Classroom Suite software.
This module will address two aspects of ASD: language and communication characteristics.
Borrow books, videotapes, DVDs, and other media on autism spectrum disorders and low-incidence disabilities from OCALI's online lending library. Resources shipped to Ohioans at no cost.
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.
Learn strategies for ensuring that your child has a successful start to the new school year.
Explore a wide variety of resources including trainings, support groups, camps, and toolkits.
Discover the WATI decision-making process to assess student needs for assistive technology (AT) in the area of mobile devices.
Need help matching student needs to AT for mobile devices? Use the WATI decision-making process to find the best solutions.
A collection of assessment and feature matching resources for mobile device/apps consideration.
Complete this module to learn how to use the WATI AT decision-making process to assess the mobility needs of students with motor challenges.
Learn about AEM with resources for state- and district-level educators, parents, publishers, and others interested parties.
Naturalistic intervention is a collection of practices including environmental arrangement, interaction techniques, and strategies based on applied behavior analysis principles.
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.
Through these modules, you will be able to identify the purpose and structure of the Ohio Academic Content Standards-Extended (OACS-E).
Need an assessment tool? Check the OCALI lending library for general assessment tools or for more specifically focused tools for behavior, sensory, communication, etc.
AT assessment tools for short term loan to Ohio school districts. Need additional information for AT assessment? Borrow an AT assessment tool from the AT Lending library.
Trying to find the right assistive technology? Borrow a device from the AT lending library. Short term loans are available for AT device evaluations.
View OCALI content on iTunes U.
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.
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.
Through these modules, you will be able to identify the purpose and structure of the Ohio Academic Content Standards-Extended (OACS-E).
Explore the more rigorous standards, geared to college and career readiness, will drive learning in Ohio classrooms by 2014-2015.
Navigate the standards that help to ensure that students with significant cognitive disabilities are provided with multiple ways to learn and demonstrate knowledge.
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.
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.
Need to get your student organized? Use the WATI decision-making process to help assess your student's organizational challenges.
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
This module provides information on social skills in individuals with ASD and provides evidence-based strategies for acquiring social competence.
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.
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.
This module will provide information on the evidence-based strategy, prompting.
Gain knowledge on guidelines teams can use to evaluate the effectiveness of AT devices and services that have been provided to a student.
Use these self-evaluation matrices to measure areas of strength and plan for professional development, training, or support in the area of AT.
Start here to learn how to use the WATI decision-making process to assess a student's need for assistive technology (AT) for reading.
Access information about systematically selecting AT features and devices to support students with reading challenges.
Play with AT! Use the WATI decision-making process to help students participate in recreation and leisure activities.
Learn about the RedTreehouse, Ohio's online resource for promoting and supporting the physical, emotional, intellectual, and social development of children and young adults, prenatal-25.
In this module, three reinforcement procedures will be discussed: (a) positive reinforcement, (b) negative reinforcement, and (c) token economy programs.
Response interruption/redirection (RIR) is used to decrease interfering behaviors, predominantly those that are repetitive, stereotypical, and/or self-injurious.
This module will define this core deficit area; describe and explain intense interests, routines and rituals, and repetitive motor behaviors.
Strengthen your knowledge about the screening processes and tools for individuals at risk for ASD and those who experience global developmental delays.
Explore this module to learn foundational concepts related to seating and positioning for students with mild or more significant challenges through the WATI decision-making process.
Become informed about selecting AT features and devices to support seating and positioning for students with mild or more significant challenges.
Self-management interventions help individuals learn to independently regulate their behaviors and act appropriately in a variety of home-, school-, and community-based situations.
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.
Access providers who serve individuals with disabilities in Ohio.
Learn about Sibshops an opportunity for siblings to meet with others who have similar needs.
visually represented stories that describe social situations and socially appropriate responses or behaviors to help individuals with ASD acquire and use appropriate social skills.
Social skills groups (SSG) are used to teach individuals with autism spectrum disorders (ASD) ways to appropriately interact with typically developing peers.
This module will explore social program models designed to address the specific needs of transition-aged individuals with ASD and their families.
Learn about adopting a child or youth with special needs. Discover resources that provide detailed answers.
Learn about the Complex Care Center at Cincinnati Children's Hospital which offers resources to foster parents of children with special healthcare needs.
(AAC) is a set of procedures and processes that can maximize communication.
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.
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.
This module defines the evidence-based practice of structured work systems and provides specific examples for use.
Student growth measures are a method for determining how much academic progress students are making by measuring growth between two points in time.
Some strategies and tools to address unique challenges of learners with ASD in the areas of organization, sensory needs, and academic differences are provided.
Explore this list of digital resources most of which are free and a few are commercially available.
Increase your knowledge about the WATI AT decision-making process to determine switch access needs for students with motor challenges.
Targeted Student Learning Objective Template
Task analysis is the process of breaking a skill into smaller, more manageable steps in order to teach the skill.
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
Discover Ohio's resource for accessible material needs for students with print disabilities, including students who are blind and visually impaired.
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.
Discover a research institute designed to study the prevalence and use of AT with infants and toddlers.
UDL Book Study Sept 2015
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.
Obtain information about the WATI AT decision-making process to assist students who are blind or visually impaired.
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.
Learn Ohio's rules and rights for special education services with this family friendly guide to the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA).