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Video Sreen Shot: Access to the Curriculum - Part 1

Access to the Curriculum - Part 1

What is a Low Incidence Disability?  How are students with exceptionalities supported and educated in school systems across the state? This video series will address the challenges that accompany the education of students with intensive disabilities. Over the course of the series a planning framework and tools will be discussed to encourage the building of confidence and competence of all stakeholders in the education of students in the Low Incidence population. Video 1 will provide participants with general information about Low Incidence or Intensive Disabilities in an effort to develop statewide capacity and understanding.  Make a personal commitment to attend this video focusing on dispositions related to Low Incidence Disabilities.

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Video Sreen Shot: Access to the Curriculum - Part 2

Access to the Curriculum - Part 2

What are some of the biggest barriers to Curriculum and environmental access for students with Low Incidence Disabilities?  How can practitioners and families plan ahead for appropriate interactions? This presentation will provide participants with information about daily practices and planning for students with Low Incidence or Intensive Disabilities in an effort to develop statewide capacity and understanding. In targeting this content we hope to develop the daily planning models and instructional targets of practitioners across the state.  This webinar series will address the challenges that accompany the education of students with intensive disabilities. Over the course of the series we hope to offer tools and a planning framework that will build the confidence and competence of all stakeholders in the education of students in the Low Incidence population. Make a personal commitment to build our own practices related to Low Incidence Disabilities in the second Webinar in this engaging series.

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Video Sreen Shot: Access to the Curriculum - Part 3

Access to the Curriculum - Part 3

What are some of the biggest barriers to Curriculum and environmental access for students with Low Incidence Disabilities? What tools and supports are needed to provide access to the curriculum and life long communication, work and leisure? This presentation will provide participants with information about technology and services for learning and for life for students with Low Incidence or Intensive Disabilities in an effort to develop statewide capacity and understanding. In targeting this content we hope to impact the education of students with exceptionalities. We know this is a complex puzzle requiring many pieces for success. Assistive Technology and other instructional supports are very important to each student's path to an enviable life. Student access to these tools and supports could mean the difference between a life of independence and a life determined by others. This webinar will provide participants with an overview of tools and supports that will enable students with Low Incidence disabilities to show what they know and pursue their dreams. Content will relate to accessing the curriculum and functional/life skills. Find and fill the missing piece for your students! Make a personal commitment to build our own practices related to Low Incidence Disabilities in the third Webinar in this engaging series.

Video Sreen Shot: Access to the Curriculum - Part 4

Access to the Curriculum - Part 4

What are some of the biggest barriers to Curriculum and environmental access for students with Low Incidence Disabilities? How can practitioners and families plan ahead for appropriate interactions? This presentation will provide participants with information about great program features impacting learning and life for students with Low Incidence or Intensive Disabilities. This series is offered in an effort to develop statewide capacity and understanding. In targeting this content we hope to impact the education of students with exceptionalities. This webinar will provide participants with an overview of programming that will enable students with Low Incidence disabilities to show what they know and pursue their dreams. Content will relate to accessing the curriculum and functional/life skills. Find and fill the missing piece for your students! Make a personal commitment to build our own practices related to Low Incidence Disabilities in the third Webinar in this engaging series.

Video Sreen Shot: Acquiring and Using Digital Text to Support UDL

Acquiring and Using Digital Text to Support UDL

This presentation focuses on using digital text to support Universal Design for Learning (UDL).  A very brief overview of UDL will be provided and then we will address the many ways digital text can be modified to support the diverse needs of the students in our classrooms.  Several resources for obtaining both copy written and public domain digital text will be provided.  We will discuss emerging trends in the use of digital text such as eBook readers and open source textbooks.  The presentation will conclude with a review of tools and websites that incorporate many aspects of UDL.

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Video Sreen Shot: Age Appropriate Transition and Discovery

Age Appropriate Transition and Discovery

Discovery is a person centered planning approach that looks beyond the demonstrated skills in a typical work setting to see what skills and interests can be discovered by seeing the student perform everyday activities at home and in their community with neighbors and friends. Discovery tries to reveal the individual at their best, their unique talents and to find out their ideal conditions for employment, the environment that fits best for them and their support needs. There are opportunities for Discovery within the school day and strategies for collecting this information by the transition team and weaving it into the Age Appropriate Transition Assessment."

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Video Sreen Shot: Autism 101

Autism 101

This presentation introduces participants to autism spectrum disorders (ASD) including autism, high functioning autism and Asperger Syndrome. Viewers will gain knowledge of characteristics/differences specific to individuals with ASD.

Video Sreen Shot: Best Assistive Technology Tools for 2010

Best Assistive Technology Tools for 2010

This webinar provides an exciting opportunity to learn about the newest "very cool" web-based tools for teachers and students. We'll jump-start your 2010-11 school year with a whirlwind tour of some of the very best free technology tools that are available online; yes, we said FREE.

Video Sreen Shot: Best Assistive Technology Tools for 2011

Best Assistive Technology Tools for 2011

Spend a short hour with OCALI to learn the latest Assistive Technology Tools to pump-up teaching and learning in your classroom. Nick and Jim have been at it again, collecting the best websites that offer alternative ways of learning for students with disabilities. Here’s a sample of what you’ll learn:

  • Follow a recipe to bake a cake in a virtual oven
  • Learn how to make a digital pop-up book
  • Chop a YouTube video to get just what you need for a lesson
  • Find “Free Pictures of Everything on Earth”
  • Click and drag words for creative writing
Video Sreen Shot: District-Wide AT Planning: A View From 40,000 Feet

District-Wide AT Planning: A View From 40,000 Feet

Assistive technology (AT) supports have traditionally been considered on a case-by-case basis within the scope of a student's IEP. It is necessary to consider and assess the need for AT individually for appropriate alignment of student needs with AT features and supports. Unfortunately, it has not worked well for the actual implementation phase of the AT process in school settings. This system often delays student access to needed AT due to the time involved in pursuing and implementing individual funding, training, setup and integration within already existing school technology.  This OCALI webinar will discuss a comprehensive system of district-wide planning for AT implementation that allows students quicker access to needed AT supports.  Included in the presentation is a demonstration of a tiered model of AT supports. Consideration for multi-environment implementation for "anytime anywhere" access to AT will also be discussed.  This webinar is appropriate for administrators, AT specialists, classroom teachers, related services providers and others interested in the "big picture" implementation of AT services within their district.

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Video Sreen Shot: Express Yourself: Accessing the Visual Arts - Part 1

Express Yourself: Accessing the Visual Arts - Part 1

This webinar series will provide participants with an opportunity to explore various adaptions, modifications and assistive technology supports for accessing the visual arts. In Part 1 of this series we will discuss the potential for adapting and modifying tools, surface, medium, and process. Examples will be provided for each. Part 2 of the series will address how to match various student specific needs such as physical, sensory, cognitive, communication and social challenges to specific art modifications, adaptions and assistive technologies.

Video Sreen Shot: Express Yourself: Accessing the Visual Arts - Part 2

Express Yourself: Accessing the Visual Arts - Part 2

This webinar series will provide participants with an opportunity to explore various adaptions, modifications and assistive technology supports for accessing the visual arts. In Part 1 of this series we will discuss the potential for adapting and modifying tools, surface, medium, and process. Examples will be provided for each. Part 2 of the series will address how to match various student specific needs such as physical, sensory, cognitive, communication and social challenges to specific art modifications, adaptions and assistive technologies.

Video Sreen Shot: Reach and Teach All Students: UDL and AT - Part 1

Reach and Teach All Students: UDL and AT - Part 1

This presentation will provide participants with information about Universal Design for Learning (UDL) that can help provide access to the general curriculum for all students including those with diverse learning needs and provides information on assistive technology.  Universal Design for Learning assists in the planning and set-up of the learning environment by providing the flexibility for more or less support to access the general curriculum. Universal Design for Learning focuses on three kinds of flexibility: representation, to give learners various ways of acquiring information and knowledge; expression, to provide learners alternatives for demonstrating what they know; engagement, to tap into learners' interests Make a personal commitment to learn more about UDL.

Video Sreen Shot: Reach and Teach All Students: UDL and AT - Part 2

Reach and Teach All Students: UDL and AT - Part 2

This webinar will provide participants with information about Universal Design for Learning (UDL) that can help provide access to the general curriculum for all students including those with diverse learning needs. Participants will also become knowledgeable about the unique characteristics of both UDL and AT tools.

Video Sreen Shot: Reach and Teach All Students: UDL and AT - Part 3

Reach and Teach All Students: UDL and AT - Part 3

In this webinar session participants will learn about methods and materials used to implement Universal Design for Learning (UDL). Additionally, participants will learn about assistive technologies (AT) and how the use of UDL strategies may help to minimize the use of AT among some students with disabilities.

Video Sreen Shot: Social Competence - Part 1:  Overview

Social Competence - Part 1: Overview

What is social competence?  How does it differ from social skills?  Why is social competence important for individuals with autism spectrum disorder (ASD)?  This overview webinar will answer these questions and delve into how the characteristics of ASD affect the ability to acquire social competence.

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Video Sreen Shot: Social Competence - Part 2:  Assessment

Social Competence - Part 2: Assessment

This webinar will help participants learn about the importance of assessment as it relates to social competence.   Three methods of assessment and examples of each will be discussed.  Many rating scales will be reviewed.

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Video Sreen Shot: Social Competence - Part 3: Play and Friendship

Social Competence - Part 3: Play and Friendship

Good play skills are connected to better cognitive, social, language, and emotional development.  For individuals with autism spectrum disorder (ASD), play can be a challenge.  This webinar shares how ASD affects play and the formation of friendships, while giving supports to help develop play and friendship skills.

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Video Sreen Shot: Social Competence - Part 4:  Strategies for Social Competence and Other Relationships

Social Competence - Part 4: Strategies for Social Competence and Other Relationships

What can you do to support individuals who struggle with social situations and interactions?  This webinar will share strategies to help build social competence and strategies to use after a situation goes wrong to help the individual identify what happened and how to approach the situation differently next time.  Also, participants will learn about relationship building keys for individuals with autism spectrum disorders (ASD) and their parents, siblings, and possible romantic relationships.

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Video Sreen Shot: Social Competence - Part 5: You Might Be a Social Competence Teacher If.. Embedding Social Competence Into Everyday Instruction

Social Competence - Part 5: You Might Be a Social Competence Teacher If.. Embedding Social Competence Into Everyday Instruction

This 15-minute webinar provides 12 strategies that are designed to help educators embed social competence into every day instruction. Social competence increases options for employment, success in school, and productive involvement in social and community activities.

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Video Sreen Shot: Understanding and Addressing Challenging Behaviors of Individuals with Complex Needs: Part 1

Understanding and Addressing Challenging Behaviors of Individuals with Complex Needs: Part 1

Part one discusses the definition of behavior and role of the IEP team (including family), positive behavior interventions and supports (PBIS), and functional behavior assessment (FBA), along with the introduction of a case study.  Attendees will benefit from the process by completing assignments between each webinar.  The assignment for part one will be defining a target behavior.

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Video Sreen Shot: Understanding and Addressing Challenging Behaviors of Individuals with Complex Needs: Part 2

Understanding and Addressing Challenging Behaviors of Individuals with Complex Needs: Part 2

Part two starts with identifying what happens before and after the identified behavior, examining underlying areas of challenge, continued explanation of the case study, and introduction to a form that pulls the pieces of the plan together.  The assignment for part two will be identifying antecedents and consequences of the chosen behavior, filling in the Underlying Areas of Challenge form, and starting the Interventions form.

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Video Sreen Shot: Understanding and Addressing Challenging Behaviors of Individuals with Complex Needs: Part 3

Understanding and Addressing Challenging Behaviors of Individuals with Complex Needs: Part 3

Part three delves deeper into the functional behavior assessment by further examining setting events, triggers and reinforcement.  Participants will learn about developing a hypothesis of what is possibly increasing or decreasing the targeted behavior.  The assignment for part three will include identifying setting events, triggers, reinforcement, and completing more of the Interventions form.

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Video Sreen Shot: Understanding and Addressing Challenging Behaviors of Individuals with Complex Needs: Part 4

Understanding and Addressing Challenging Behaviors of Individuals with Complex Needs: Part 4

Part four explores looking at strengths and interests of the individual that can be connected to interventions.  Data collection, types of reinforcement and reinforcement schedules will be reviewed.  The assignment for part four will include identifying the strengths and interests of your target individual, and determining data and reinforcement information specific to the chosen behavior.

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Video Sreen Shot: Understanding and Addressing Challenging Behaviors of Individuals with Complex Needs: Part 5

Understanding and Addressing Challenging Behaviors of Individuals with Complex Needs: Part 5

Part five explains how to choose a substitute behavior to replace a challenging behavior.  And then, the Strategy Assessment and Revision Tool is demonstrated to show how to examine seven elements of a strategy for application to an individual student, and how to revise the elements if necessary.  At the end of this webinar, participants will be able to complete the Intervention form and behavior plan.

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Video Sreen Shot: Why is Customized Employment Important for Transition Age Youth?

Why is Customized Employment Important for Transition Age Youth?

This webinar will help transition personnel learn about customized employment strategies and how they can be used in the transition planning process. Students with disabilities who have limited work experience and skills can benefit from bypassing the traditional labor market approach to employment. Through Discovery and informational interviews students have opportunities in a variety of settings to demonstrate and uncover their skills and interests and develop measurable post secondary employment goals. Customized Employment capitalizes on the creativity and resources of the transition team and the community to facilitate a good match between the student''s skills and support needs and the employer''s needs and work environment.

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