OCALI Assessment: A Guide for Assessment

A Guide for Assessment

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

Understanding and Addressing Challenging Behavior Video Series2: Addressing Challenging Behavior - Bonus Introduction

Addressing Challenging Behavior - Bonus Introduction

Watch this overview of the BONUS evidence-based and promising practices webcasts, which provide ideas to help build a positive behavior intervention plan.

Understanding and Addressing Challenging Behavior Video Series2: Addressing Challenging Behavior - Bonus Part 1

Addressing Challenging Behavior - Bonus Part 1

Acquire knowledge of evidence-based and promising practices to assist with learning challenges.

Understanding and Addressing Challenging Behavior Video Series2: Addressing Challenging Behavior - Bonus Part 2

Addressing Challenging Behavior - Bonus Part 2

Learn about evidence-based and promising practices that can impact environmental mismatch and change.

Understanding and Addressing Challenging Behavior Video Series2: Addressing Challenging Behavior - Bonus Part 3

Addressing Challenging Behavior - Bonus Part 3

Discover evidence-based and promising practices to address sensory/biological sensitivities and medical concerns.

Understanding and Addressing Challenging Behavior Video Series2: Addressing Challenging Behavior - Bonus Part 4

Addressing Challenging Behavior - Bonus Part 4

Familiarize yourself with evidence-based and promising practices to support individuals who are difficult to motivate.

Understanding and Addressing Challenging Behavior Video Series2: Addressing Challenging Behavior - Bonus Part 5

Addressing Challenging Behavior - Bonus Part 5

Acquire knowledge of evidence-based and promising practices to help with social challenges.

Understanding and Addressing Challenging Behavior Video Series2: Addressing Challenging Behavior - Bonus Part 6

Addressing Challenging Behavior - Bonus Part 6

Learn about evidence-based and promising practices that can address emotional challenges.

Understanding and Addressing Challenging Behavior Video Series2: Addressing Challenging Behavior - Bonus Part 7

Addressing Challenging Behavior - Bonus Part 7

Discover evidence-based and promising practices to help with communication challenges.

Understanding and Addressing Challenging Behavior Video Series2: Addressing Challenging Behavior - Introduction

Addressing Challenging Behavior - Introduction

Gain perspective on what behavior is, how to develop a team and the difference between a behavior plan and a crisis plan.

Understanding and Addressing Challenging Behavior Video Series2: Addressing Challenging Behavior - Part 1

Addressing Challenging Behavior - Part 1

Gain perspective on what behavior is, how to develop a team and the difference between a behavior plan and a crisis plan.

Understanding and Addressing Challenging Behavior Video Series2: Addressing Challenging Behavior - Part 10

Addressing Challenging Behavior - Part 10

Discover how to review the process if data is not showing progress.

Understanding and Addressing Challenging Behavior Video Series2: Addressing Challenging Behavior - Part 11

Addressing Challenging Behavior - Part 11

Explore the final steps in developing the behavior plan.

Understanding and Addressing Challenging Behavior Video Series2: Addressing Challenging Behavior - Part 12

Addressing Challenging Behavior - Part 12

Learn how to construct a reinforcement plan that will support positive outcomes.

Understanding and Addressing Challenging Behavior Video Series2: Addressing Challenging Behavior - Part 13

Addressing Challenging Behavior - Part 13

Learn about the Strategy, Assessment, and Revision Tool (SART). This tool matches interventions with the strengths and characteristics of the individual with complex needs.

Understanding and Addressing Challenging Behavior Video Series2: Addressing Challenging Behavior - Part 2

Addressing Challenging Behavior - Part 2

Discover underlying challenges that can affect behavior and issues that may not be seen on the surface, but drive what you see as a behavior challenge.

Understanding and Addressing Challenging Behavior Video Series2: Addressing Challenging Behavior - Part 3

Addressing Challenging Behavior - Part 3

Learn how to define a specific challenging behavior and a process to look comprehensively at what is driving the behavior.

Understanding and Addressing Challenging Behavior Video Series2: Addressing Challenging Behavior - Part 4

Addressing Challenging Behavior - Part 4

Discover the importance of data analysis when making decisions to address challenging behavior.

Understanding and Addressing Challenging Behavior Video Series2: Addressing Challenging Behavior - Part 5

Addressing Challenging Behavior - Part 5

Explore antecedents that might trigger a challenging behavior and the impact of reinforcing consequences on the identified behavior.

Understanding and Addressing Challenging Behavior Video Series2: Addressing Challenging Behavior - Part 6

Addressing Challenging Behavior - Part 6

Discover student strengths, preferences and interests and how they can be used to address challenging behavior.

Understanding and Addressing Challenging Behavior Video Series2: Addressing Challenging Behavior - Part 7

Addressing Challenging Behavior - Part 7

Learn the why or the function of challenging behavior.

Understanding and Addressing Challenging Behavior Video Series2: Addressing Challenging Behavior - Part 8

Addressing Challenging Behavior - Part 8

Explore missing skills that have an impact on why the student is engaging in challenging behavior.

Understanding and Addressing Challenging Behavior Video Series2: Addressing Challenging Behavior - Part 9

Addressing Challenging Behavior - Part 9

Identify replacement and related skills for the challenging behavior.

Understanding and Addressing Challenging Behavior Docs: Addressing Challenging Behavior Documents

Addressing Challenging Behavior Documents

Browse through and follow along with the Addressing Challenging Behavior video series.

Learn about ASD: ASD and Assistive Technology Video Collection

ASD and Assistive Technology Video Collection

Explore a collection of videos related to ASD and assistive technology.

Learn about ASD: ASD and Assistive Technology: Literacy

ASD and Assistive Technology: Literacy

Gain an understanding of common literacy barriers for individuals with ASD and the feature matching process to select supporting assistive technologies.

Learn about ASD: ASD and Assistive Technology: Organization

ASD and Assistive Technology: Organization

Help students with ASD who struggle organizing self, time, materials and information through the use of assistive technologies selected through a feature matching process.

Learn about ASD: ASD and Assistive Technology: Social

ASD and Assistive Technology: Social

Learn about common social barriers for individuals with ASD and the feature matching process used for the selection of assistive technology tools.

Learn about ASD: ASD and Assistive Technology: Writing

ASD and Assistive Technology: Writing

Assist students with ASD who struggle with writing by using a feature matching process to select appropriate assistive technology supports.

ASD in the News

ASD in the News

Explore breaking news and the latest research in autism spectrum disorder.

Learn about ASD: 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.

Autism Assessment: 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).

Family Assessment: Assessment Guidelines for Families

Assessment Guidelines for Families

Review resources for family members as they navigate the assessment process.

Autism Assessment: Assessment Guidelines for Identification

Assessment Guidelines for Identification

Information for school evaluation teams determining eligibility for services as a student with ASD.

OCALI Assessment: Assessment Resources

Assessment Resources

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

AAM 2015 eCards: Autism Awareness Month 2015

Autism Awareness Month 2015

Advocate, educate and motivate with eCards.

ADEP: 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 ASD: Autism Spectrum Disorder and Co-Occurring Conditions

Autism Spectrum Disorder and Co-Occurring Conditions

Discover a collection of resources that provides information about autism spectrum disorder and co-occurring conditions.

Outreach Center: Blind / Visual Impairment Basics

Blind / Visual Impairment Basics

Discover resources that provide an overview of causes, evaluation procedures, and services for children who are blind/vision impaired.

Book Study Resources: Book Study Resources for Autism Focused Professional Learning Communities

Book Study Resources for Autism Focused Professional Learning Communities

Consider 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.

Center for the Young Child Overview: Center For The Young Child Overview

Center For The Young Child Overview

Learn about the Center for the Young Child's purpose and how the Center works across Ohio and beyond.

2017 Learn 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 ASD: 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.

Take 5 Webinars: Collaborative Networks for Student Support and Family Engagement are Predictors for Success

Collaborative Networks for Student Support and Family Engagement are Predictors for Success

Establish strong support networks for all transition age youth to reach their desired adult outcomes. Cultivate networks of support for youth by fostering family and community involvement.

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.

SessionElevenHeader: Computer Assisted Instruction and Community Based Instruction - Evidence Based Practices

Computer Assisted Instruction and Community Based Instruction - Evidence Based Practices

Realize how community-based instruction and computer assisted instruction extend transition learning opportunities.

SessionSevenHeader: Creating  a  Plan  for  Teaching  Skills Using  Evidence  Based  Practices

Creating a Plan for Teaching Skills Using Evidence Based Practices

Engage in a comprehensive planning process with EBP that leads to more successful outcomes for youth.

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.

Outreach Center: Deaf / Hard of Hearing Basics

Deaf / Hard of Hearing Basics

Discover resources that provide an overview of causes, evaluation procedures, and services for children who are deaf/hard of hearing.

2017 Learn TDL: 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.

2016 Summer Institute: Discover Design and Deliver 2016 UDL Summer Institute

Discover Design and Deliver 2016 UDL Summer Institute

A two-day intensive designed to help educators build and support a learning environment where all students can succeed.

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.

Early Childhood Tip of the Month: Early Childhood Featured Tip of the Month

Early Childhood Featured Tip of the Month

Find resources that support healthy development. Healthy Children, Healthy Families, Healthy Futures

Early Literacy Braille Library

Early Literacy Braille Library

Explore OCALI’s early literacy braille book collection, including recognizable books like 'Goodnight Moon' and 'Clifford, the Big Red Dog'. This collection includes both uncontracted and contracted braille.

Join the OCALI team: Employment Opportunities

Employment Opportunities

Learn more about OCALI employment opportunities.

SessionTwoHeader: Evidence  Based  Practices  and  the  Instructional  Process

Evidence Based Practices and the Instructional Process

Discover how task analysis and data collection are used in the instructional process when using evidence based practices.

EF Project Image: 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.

SessionTwelveHeader: Evidence Based Predictors of Post School Success

Evidence Based Predictors of Post School Success

Explore the activities, services and programs during school years that contribute to improved outcomes after school.

Family Center Resource Gallery

Family Center Resource Gallery

Discover the OCALI tools and resources families use most.

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.

2017 Learn TDL: 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.

FM System Loans: FM System Loan Procedure

FM System Loan Procedure

Examine and use various FM systems for evaluation and educational identification of youth suspected of having a hearing impairment, deafness or other auditory processing disorders.

SessionThreeHeader: Focus  on  Chaining  and  Prompting-  Evidence  Based  Transition  Practices

Focus on Chaining and Prompting- Evidence Based Transition Practices

Understand why chaining and prompting are critical for instruction and how to use these practices effectively.

General Overview for Families

General Overview for Families

Get started with general information on autism and other Low Incidence Disabilities and where to learn more.

2017 Assessment TDL: Guidelines for Alternate Assessment

Guidelines for Alternate Assessment

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

2017 Assessment Transitions: 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.

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).

SessionOneHeader: Introduction to the Evidence Based Transition Practices

Introduction to the Evidence Based Transition Practices

Become aware of eleven evidence based practices that promote successful community outcomes for transition youth.

Learn about ASD

Learn about ASD

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

Learn about OCALI

Learn about OCALI

Learn about OCALI's mission, advisory board, contact OCALI staff, and more.

2017 Learn TDL: Learn about Spina Bifida

Learn about Spina Bifida

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

2017 Learn UDL: 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).

SessionEightHeader: Mnemonics and Simulation - Evidence Based Transition Practices

Mnemonics and Simulation - Evidence Based Transition Practices

Explore examples of mnemonics and simulation and discover new resources.

SessionSixHeader: Mobile  Technology-  Evidence  Based  Transition  Practice

Mobile Technology- Evidence Based Transition Practice

Learn how mobile technology apps can support workers to become more independent with the completion of work tasks.

Take 5 Webinars: Multi Agency Collaboration to Support Positive Outcomes for Transition Age Youth

Multi Agency Collaboration to Support Positive Outcomes for Transition Age Youth

Discover new strategies for local collaboration from Summit County Board of Developmental Disabilities

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.

OCALI Communication Standards: OCALI Communications Standards

OCALI Communications Standards

Communicate about disability thoughtfully and respectfully with our writing style guide. Represent OCALI and its Centers properly using our visual identity guide and brand assets.

OCALI Family Favorites

OCALI Family Favorites

Find out what we're reading, watching and listening to. Come here for ideas and inspiration.

OCALI Now Newsletter: OCALI Now

OCALI Now

Explore our monthly newsletter intended to engage, inform, and inspire.

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.

Ohio's System of Support: Ohio's System of Support for People with Disabilities and Their Families

Ohio's System of Support for People with Disabilities and Their Families

Connect to State agencies that may help you or your family member.

Planning for 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.

PLAY Project: PLAY Project: A Strategy to Enhance Relationships for Young Children with ASD

PLAY Project: A Strategy to Enhance Relationships for Young Children with ASD

Learn about the PLAY Project, a play-based approach that nurtures critical parent/child relationships.

Learn about ASD: 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 ASD: 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.

ASD Help: Request Help from the Autism Center at OCALI

Request Help from the Autism Center at OCALI

Learn how the Autism Center at OCALI provides high quality professional development and consultation services to school districts and other educational organizations.

Resource Gallery of Interventions

Resource Gallery of Interventions

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

Take 5 Webinars: School Based Partnerships to Support Transition Services

School Based Partnerships to Support Transition Services

Learn how Summit County Board of Developmental Disabilities and school partners have created valuable transition services in the county.

SessionTenHeader: Self-Advocacy and Self-Determination - Evidence Based Practices

Self-Advocacy and Self-Determination - Evidence Based Practices

Consider the many skills involved in self-determination and self-advocacy and discover how to add these EBP into the daily curriculum.

SessionFiveHeader: Self-Monitoring  and  Self-Management-  Evidence  Based  Transition  Practices

Self-Monitoring and Self-Management- Evidence Based Transition Practices

Discover the key components of an effective self-management plan and use a case study to create a plan.

SIFTS Student Inventory for Technology Supports: SIFTS

SIFTS

Explore SIFTS (Student Inventory for Technology Supports), a new OCALI tool to support teams through the AT feature matching process.

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.

Take 5 Webinars: Take 5

Take 5

Learn about essential topics for transition and adulthood and engage in new ideas through Take 5 webcasts

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.

Start to Finish Library: The Start-To-Finish Library

The Start-To-Finish Library

Discover a resouce for those struggling to read or getting reluctant readers to start reading. This special collection offers over 100 books that each come with an interactive CD-Rom.

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.

Transition To Adulthood Guide - Transition Planning and the IEP: Transition Planning and the IEP

Transition Planning and the IEP

Use the elements of IEP transition planning to create a result-driven program focused on adult outcomes.

Transition to Adulthood: Transition to Adulthood Guidelines

Transition to Adulthood Guidelines

View online guidebooks on topics including Age-Appropriate Transition Assessment and IEP Transition Components.

Transition Age Youth and Employment: Transition Youth and Employment

Transition Youth and Employment

Learn about the core principles to consider when planning for competitive integrated employment for youth with disabilities, including ASD.

UDL Collaborative Directory

UDL Collaborative Directory

Discover how Ohio supports the statewide implementation of UDL by building the capacity of regional facilitators.

UDL In The News: UDL In the News

UDL In the News

Explore breaking news, research, strategies, and templates on Universal Design for Learning.

2017 Learn 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.

SessionFourHeader: Video  Modeling-  Evidence  Based    Transition  Practice

Video Modeling- Evidence Based Transition Practice

Uncover the benefits of video modeling and engage in hands on experience with creating and editing videos.

Video Player Help

Video Player Help

Get help with OCALI's video player.

SessionNineHeader: Visual Supports - An Evidence Based Practice

Visual Supports - An Evidence Based Practice

Demonstrate how visual supports can be used to support organization, communication, task completion and independence.

Take 5 Webinars: What are Evidence Based Predictors?

What are Evidence Based Predictors?

Analyze researched based activities, services, and supports for transition youth to have positive adult outcomes in the area of employment, community living, and continued education training.

WWFW: What Works for Work: Evidence Based Transition Practices and Predictors

What Works for Work: Evidence Based Transition Practices and Predictors

Enhance skill development by using EBP to teach critical skills for adult life.

Young Children, Families, and OCALI

Young Children, Families, and OCALI

View the many informational materials and resources that OCALI has available to support a positive beginning for young children and their families.