Advice from Parents - Challenges Can Be Overcome
Hear families share daily challenges faced by their family member with autism and words of wisdom to help overcome the hurdles.
Advice from Parents - Family to Family: Advice From the Heart
Find out what advice these family members have to share regarding their journey with autism spectrum disorder.
Advice from Parents - New Diagnosis. Now What?
Hear from families the emotions they experienced and what they did to cope with learning about their child's autism diagnosis.
Advice from Parents - Transitions Can Be Tricky: What Helps?
Listen to these family members talk about what strategies they have used to support transitions.
Advice from Parents Video Series
Listen and learn from parents and siblings as they share their thoughts and perspectives on living with and caring for a family member with autism.
Age Appropriate Transition Assessment (AATA): What Is It?
Learn about the process of AATA, how to identify the information needed for transition services and use the data to inform postsecondary goals.
Age Appropriate Transition Assessment: A Process of Asking and Answering Questions
Learn about a simple, effective, process to identify the focus of the needed AATA through a process of asking and answering questions.
Alternatives to Guardianship: Supported Decision Making, Part 1
Navigate the array of supports that can be considered as individuals with disabilities move to adult life.
View webcasts that share information about bullying and how to support those with special needs who are being bullied.
Asperger Syndrome Diagnostic Scale (ASDS)
Dr. Brenda Smith Myles introduces the Asperger Syndrome Diagnostic Scale, also known as the ASDS. The ASDS is a rating scale that can help to determine whether an individual has Asperger Syndrome.
Autism Diagnostic Observation Schedule (ADOS)
The ADOS is a semi-structured standardized observational assessment tool designed to assess autism spectrum disorders in children, adolescents, and adults.
Autism Spectrum Quotient (AQ)
Renee Lake introduces the Autism Spectrum Quotient or AQ. The AQ is a screening tool designed to detect autistic characteristics in children between the ages of 4-11 years old.
Autism Spectrum Screening Questionnaire (ASSQ)
The ASSQ is a rating scale designed to detect social impairment and screen for symptoms related to autism and other high-functioning disorders.
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.
Community Support Programs for Young Adults with Disabilities
This web cast reviews community support programs for young adults with disabilities.
Creating Expert Learners Through Universal Design for Learning Yields Successful Adult Outcomes
Discover how the UDL Expert Learner model supports successful lifelong learning, connects to transition planning and improves adult outcomes.
Current Employment Picture for Individuals with Autism
A discussion of the current employment picture for individuals with autism spectrum disorders and the possibilities that exist for future employment.
Customized Employment and Job Development
View an introduction to Customized Employment, which uses a flexible approach to match the skills of the applicant to the needs of the employer.
Designing for the Least Restrictive Environment in General Education
Engage like never before with Least Restrictive Environment (LRE) as you discover the WHERE and HOW to ensure LRE.
Disability Services for College Bound Students
Reviews the role and function of the Disability Services Office with a focus on the types of supports that may be helpful for a student with an autism spectrum disorder.
Early Intervention PSA
Gain knowledge on the research that shows African American and Hispanic children are diagnosed later and Ohio's Act Early team has worked to improve this situation.
Educational Assessment of Autism: A Team Approach
The Miami Valley Regional Center Autism Assessment Team provides information on an effective way to conduct autism assessment in order to gain reliable information to determine eligibility.
Educational Identification of Autism Spectrum Disorders: Information on the Law and Eligibility in Schools
Information on educational identification of ASD. Topics covered include: legal foundations, when to evaluate for ASD, diagnosis vs. eligibility, and the team process.
Employing Individuals with Autism
Comments on the benefits of employing individuals with autism spectrum disorders (ASD) and also offers advice to individuals with ASD who are seeking employment.
FASD - Miss Sally's Stimulating Environment
In this webcast, a story involving a newly hired kindergarten teacher faced with challenging classroom behaviors will be shared.
FASD - Sarah's Story
In this webcast, you will listen to Sarah, a young woman with an alcohol related birth defect share her life story.
In this webcast, information related to Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders (FASD) will be provided.
Learn how Gabby and her multi-agency transition planning team worked together to support Gabby on her journey to her adult life goals.
Google Assistant to support Postsecondary Goals
Broaden any team member’s resources when working with either teenagers or adults. Using Google Assistant along with backwards planning is an aid to increase positive post school outcomes.
Google Calendar to support Postsecondary Goals
Google Calendar can optimize your daily, weekly, and monthly priorities and goals. Google Calendar assists students with goal making and task preparedness as they use backwards planning for positive post-school outcomes.
Google Hangout to support Postsecondary Goals
Break down barriers that interfere with independent completion of task using Google Hangout to support work tasks throughout the day.
Google Keep to support Postsecondary Goals
Improve productivity in all settings by using visual, audio, and checklist that can be shared with others as well as connecting through backwards planning.
Google Maps to support Postsecondary Goals
Broaden one’s horizons within the community using Google Maps.
This webcast reviews issues that parents and others will need to consider related to guardianship of young adults with disabilities.
How to Assemble an Interdisciplinary Autism Evaluation Team
Dr. Ruth Aspy and Dr. Barry Grossman share information regarding the process of forming an interdisciplinary autism evaluation team.
Introducing Your Child to Others
Listen as two parents share their strategies for helping others understand their child's unique characteristics.
Job/Career Development and Preparing the Workplace to Support an Employee with an Autism Spectrum Disorder
A discussion the importance of preparing the workplace.
Key Considerations for Interdisciplinary Autism Evaluation Teams
Dr. Ruth Aspy and Dr. Barry Grossman discuss factors to consider when working as an interdisciplinary autism evaluation team.
Least Restrictive Environment Video
Watch a video that helps you understand the term Least Restrictive Environment (LRE).
Medicaid Buy In
Watch this video to see how Medicaid Buy In can be a viable incentive for workers with disabilities.
Mobile Devices for Postsecondary Goals Part 1: Using Mobile Devices
Learn about a feature-matching process that can match an individuals’ needs and abilities to an appropriate device and improve postsecondary outcomes.
Mobile Devices for Postsecondary Goals Part 2: Selecting Apps
Browse different apps for mobile devices that can help support access and independence in community living, employment, and continued learning for all individuals.
Multi Agency Collaboration to Support Positive Outcomes for Transition Age Youth
Discover new strategies for local collaboration from Summit County Board of Developmental Disabilities
OCALI Autism Resources for Transition Age Youth
Updated resources on the OCALI Autism Center webpage can help any youth prepare for adulthood.
Outreach Center for Deafness and Blindness: Take 5 Introduction
Discover the Outreach Center for Deafness and Blindness and the resources available to support students with deafness and blindness and their families.
Part 1: The Foundation of Self-Care
Activate your daily routine with a few simple foundational self-care tips!
Part 1: Trauma Informed Care (TIC)
Join Heather Leffler, Regional Liaison for Ohio Department of Developmental Disabilities, as she explores the basics of TIC and how it relates to Transition age youth.
Part 2: Strategies and Resources for Self-Care
Equip yourself and youth with resources from OCALI and the community, to support the path to a healthy self.
Part 2: Trauma Informed Care (TIC), Building Resiliency
Expand knowledge of TIC and review resources to assist youth to lead their life!
Psychoeducational Profile 3rd Edition (PEP-3)
Dr. Ruth Aspy and Dr. Barry Grossman introduce the Psychoeducational Profile, 3rd Edition (PEP-3). The PEP-3 is an assessment tool used for interdisciplinary evaluation of autism spectrum disorders.
Rights of People under Guardianship, Part 2
Understand how individuals with disabilities’ rights are shaped by guardianship and what rights they still have under guardianship.
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.
Screening Tool for Autism in Toddlers and Young Children (STAT)
Watch and learn as Sarah Hoffmeier briefly discusses The Screening Tool for Autism in Toddlers and Young Children designed to indicate a child's risk for an autism diagnosis.
Self Advocacy Part 1
Meet advocates of different ages, abilities, and from different walks of life. Learn about their unique perspective on what the terms self-advocacy and advocate mean to them.
Self-Advocacy: Part 2, Speak up! It's Your Life!
Eight advocates voice their needs! Youth and individuals with disabilities can learn from advocates to use their voice to build the life they want.
Self-Advocacy: Part 3, Resources to Plan Your Life!
Capitalize on resources the advocates have used to create the life they want as part of their local community.
Dr. Jane Case-Smith introduces the Sensory Profile. The Sensory Profile is a caregiver questionnaire designed to determine how well children process sensory information.
Social Competence Strategies for Families 1
Discover evidence-based strategies and promising practices to teach friendship skills.
Social Competence Strategies for Families 2
Explore evidence-based strategies to build success when participating in community activities.
Social Competence Strategies for Families 3
Learn evidence-based strategies to lessen anxiety related to social situations for family members with ASD.
Social Competence Strategies for Families 4
Learn evidence-based strategies to help the individual navigate new situations, or help families when things go wrong.
Social Competence Strategies for Families Video Series
Learn strategies to teach social skills to your family member with ASD. Help them develop social competence through this four-part video series.
Social Security Work Incentives
Learn more about other work incentives and reducing dependence on Supplemental Security Income (SSI) and Social Security Disability Benefits (SSDI) cash benefits.
Strategies for Educators
In this FASD webcast, educators will learn the types of behaviors that often are associated with Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders and be provided with environmental strategies.
Testing the Limits
Learn the concept of testing the limits and how to use this clinical procedure to gain additional information about an individual's abilities, ability to learn, and types of assistance required.
The Art of Job Coaching
Dr. Peter Gerhardt, discusses the art of job coaching and the qualities one should possess to be an effective job coach for an employee with an autism spectrum disorder.
The Aspirations Program
Highlights of the Aspirations Program for young adults with Asperger Syndrome and High Functioning Autism at the Nisonger Center of The Ohio State University.
The Employee with Autism Spectrum Disorder
A video and toolkit about employees with autism spectrum disorders.
The Importance of Internships
Tykiah Wright, of WrightChoice Intern Program, explains the importance of experiences such as internships for successful career development and employment.
The Leader's Role in Supporting UDL
Learn about how leaders can use and support the use of the UDL framework to ensure learning for all.
The OhioMeansJobs-Readiness Seal
Presented by: Kayla Mack, Education Program Specialist- Office of Graduate Success. Learn how Ohio high schoolers can access one pathway towards graduation!
Third Thursday - Alternate Assessment and Standards Based Instruction
Learn about standards based education for learners taking the Alternate Assessment.
Third Thursday - ASD Strategies in Action: A FREE Video-Based Training Resource
Parents will learn about OCALI's new Autism Certification Center (ACC), which has just launched ASD Strategies in Action an exciting, video-based training resource.
Third Thursday - Autism and Girls: What's the Difference?
An exploration of gender differences in autism spectrum disorder.
Third Thursday - Employment First and the 8 Predictors of Transition Planning Success
Identify and discuss the evidence-based practices that promote a transition outcome of integrated community employment.
Third Thursday - Grandparents: How They Can Help Parents with ASD
Learn from author Jennifer Krumins about what Grandparents can do to support their adult children dealing with the challenges of ASD
Third Thursday - Healthy Relationships: The Foundation for Helping Your Child with a Disability
Listen to the story of a family with a middle schooler with ASD and the way they've worked their community to support each other and their son.
Third Thursday - Learn Strategies for Addressing Puberty and Sexuality
Learn some basic information to help parents prepare for the teaching that must be done to prepare their child for the changes of puberty.
Third Thursday - Out and About: Thinking About Summer Activities for Your Child
This session will discuss choosing and preparing for summer activities that will teach basic life skills.
Third Thursday - Preparing Your Child for a Good School Year
Learn how to be proactive in helping your and child - and you - get set up for a positive start to the new school year.
Third Thursday - Priming: A Strategy to Help Your Child Prepare for Anything
Priming is an effective strategy parents can use to help their children with disabilities navigate a wide variety of new situations.
Third Thursday - Sensory Issues: What Parents Need to Know
Learn the basics about our sensory systems and what behavior a child with sensory challenges may exhibit.
Third Thursday - Services Across the Life Span for Individuals with Disabilities
Learn about the County Boards of DD and the supports they offer throughout your child's life.
Third Thursday - Special Interests: Using Special Interests to Support Success at Home and School
Learn instructional strategies incorporating your child's special interest to support learning.
Third Thursday - The IEP Process: An Opportunity for Partnership
Learn about the IEP Framework and how it provides a foundation for information exchange between parents and educators.
Third Thursday - Transition Planning Tools
Discover helpful tools for future planning - from the time your child enters school to when he's ready to move on to adulthood.
Third Thursday - Understanding Assistive Technology
Learn about Assistive Technology including identifying and funding the right device
Top 10 Tips for Working With and Evaluating Students with ASD
Dr. Ruth Aspy and Dr. Barry Grossman discuss their Top 10 List of tips for working with and evaluating students with autism spectrum disorders.
Transition Team Member Highlights
Parents and stakeholders in transition youth life consider their strengths, preferences, interests and needs of the young person when looking work experiences in their local community.
Transition to Adulthood: Focus on Community Living Issues
Information that one should consider for youth with autism spectrum disorders during the transition to adulthood, with an emphasis on community and residential issues.
Transition to College
Ann Palmer, author and parent of an individual with an autism spectrum disorder (ASD), reviews strategies for the student with ASD who plans to attend college after high school graduation.
Using UDL to Leverage Co-Planning
Learn how you can use the UDL Framework to identify and remove barriers in their co-planning teams.
What are Effective 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.