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The following resources lend support to professional learning for IEP supports and services.


ASD Strategies in Action

ASD Strategies in Action offers an innovative approach to online training in evidence-based strategies. Courses provide instruction through videos filmed with educators, service providers, experts, families, and people with ASD in the natural settings of school, home, work, and the community. An introductory course presents the common characteristics of autism and simple strategies. The courses that follow take participants to the next level of understanding with the opportunity to focus on strategies for Toddler and Preschool Age, School Age, or Transition Age individuals.

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Autism Center Grab and Go Resource Gallery

Explore these interventions to support all learners, including those with autism spectrum disorder (ASD). Completed and blank templates are free and available to download. Each intervention has a how-to explanation and demonstrates how it may be used in the school, home, community, and work settings. It is important to keep in mind that interventions need to address the underlying needs of the individual. Therefore, select the interventions that address those specific needs.

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Autism Internet Modules

Autism Internet Modules (AIM) provide high-quality information and professional development for anyone who supports, instructs, works with, or lives with someone with autism. Developed with partners from across the country, participants can select from over 50 modules to complete at their own time and pace.

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Book Study Resources for Autism Focused Professional Learning Communities

Throughout Ohio educators, paraprofessionals, related service personnel and family members are enhancing their understanding of autism spectrum disorder and how to support individuals with ASD through the use of book studies. Professional Learning Communities and online learning have provided parents and professionals the platform to collaborate and learn from each other. Books can be borrowed from the OCALI lending library.

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Challenging Behavior Expect Success In-Person Training Series

The Ohio Center for Autism and Low Incidence (OCALI) can provide professional development to help teams learn how to examine the situation and create a proactive plan. Learning the process will begin with functional behavior assessment that will include looking at factors and underlying issues that may trigger or reinforce the challenging behaviors. The presentation will include examining strengths and skills of the student and reviewing a tool that will help match evidence-based strategies to students with complex needs. Examples and case studies will be used to demonstrate the concepts and process.

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District Autism Training Series

Intended for district autism teams, the 2-day institute involves a process-planning framework for designing a comprehensive district plan addressing the needs of individuals with autism spectrum disorder (ASD). Participants will utilize several tools to conduct baseline assessment on district strengths and needs as they relate to ASD. Teams will address components essential for the development and implementation of a 3 to 5 year action plan.

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Educational Identification of ASD Virtual Training

Virtual training series (10 - 2 hour sessions) with Dr. Ruth Aspy on Educational Identification of ASD for district, ESC, etc. evaluation teams.

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Preschool Autism Training Series

Intended for preschool personnel working with students identified with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD), the 3-day institute includes training on a variety of topics associated with understanding the diverse needs of young children with ASD.

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Tip of the Month

Monthly tips to support students on the autism spectrum.

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