Ask Abbey:  Ask Abbey: Developing Literacy Skills for Learners Who are Deaf/Hard of Hearing

Ask Abbey: Developing Literacy Skills for Learners Who are Deaf/Hard of Hearing

Learn easy-to-use strategies to increase auditory skills, visual language skills, and reading and writing print for learners who are deaf or hard of hearing.

#HereToHelp Families and Caregivers: #HereToHelp Resources for Families and Caregivers

#HereToHelp Resources for Families and Caregivers

From tips and ideas, to specific resources and strategies, and inspiring quotes and funny stories, our team is excited to share these resources with you.

Here To Help Professionals: #HereToHelp Resources for Professionals

#HereToHelp Resources for Professionals

From tips and ideas, to specific resources and strategies, and inspiring quotes and funny stories, our team is excited to share these resources with you.

SocialNarativesProjectImage: #HeretoHelp Social Narratives

#HeretoHelp Social Narratives

Use new social narratives at home during the COVID-19 crisis to teach social practices that can also help regulate behavior. There are a variety of subjects available to download.

#HereToHelp 4min at 4: #HereToHelp Video Gallery

#HereToHelp Video Gallery

View our video series of tips for families and professionals during COVID-19. Be sure to check out Routines, Taking a Break, Children’s Stories in ASL, and Home Base to support summer activities at home.

10 Min with Barb and Ron

10 Min with Barb and Ron

Join experts Barb Gentille Green and Ron Rogers for casual chats infused with a perspective on Universal Design for Learning (UDL). These videos are geared toward parents, educators, college students, administrators.

Transformation Series 2021: 2021 Transformation Series: Moving Forward Together

2021 Transformation Series: Moving Forward Together

Check out this collection of resources and online events that assist providers, county boards, families, individuals, and others to think about and move from facility to community-minded supports.

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.

Policy - Contact Us: About Us

About Us

Lead by Melissa Bacon and Teresa Kobelt, the Office of Policy has a depth and breadth of knowledge in health and human services, public and private policy, and systems change…not to mention personal passion.

ACC School Age Emotional Regulation - Excerpt

ACC School Age Emotional Regulation - Excerpt

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#HereToHelp 4min at 4: Accessibility Features in Zoom

Accessibility Features in Zoom

Learn more about the accessibility features built-in to Zoom. Utilizing these features will make your presentations accessible to a wider audience.— Posted on April 24

Inspiring Change Podcast: ADA 30th Anniversary Podcast Episode

ADA 30th Anniversary Podcast Episode

We interview 3 different people from 3 different generations about their thoughts on the ADA and how it has impacted their lives. #30ADA

#HereToHelp 4min at 4: Advice from Families, Caregivers, Self-Advocates

Advice from Families, Caregivers, Self-Advocates

People with disabilities and their families have a lot of questions about healthcare right now—here are some resources to help answer those.— Posted on April 20

AEM Basics

AEM Basics

Learn about accessible educational materials (AEM) and what parents, educators, and administrators need to know to support students with print disabilities.

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 Strategies In Action: ASD Strategies in Action: Behavior Assessment and Planning with Evidence-Based Interventions

ASD Strategies in Action: Behavior Assessment and Planning with Evidence-Based Interventions

New! In-depth functional behavior assessment and positive behavioral intervention planning course to decrease interfering behaviors and teach new skills.

ASD Strategies In Action: ASD Strategies in Action: Made for Families

ASD Strategies in Action: Made for Families

An online video-based learning solution that provides everyone in your family with practical information, real-life examples, and skills they can use to care for and support loved ones with autism spectrum disorder.

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.

AT Academy with Mike M: AT Academy with Mike Marotta

AT Academy with Mike Marotta

Coming March 2021! The AT Academy© is a multi-session training program designed to build foundational competencies to deliver Assistive Technology (AT) services.

Building Capacity for AT Service Delivery DD-Council Grant: ATP Certification Scholarship

ATP Certification Scholarship

Want to advance your (AT) knowledge? Qualified employees of CBDDs in OH have the opportunity to receive $1,400 in scholarships to build their capacity for AT service delivery and earn AT Professional (ATP) Certification.

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.

#HereToHelp 4min at 4: Back to School and Learning at Home During Covid-19

Back to School and Learning at Home During Covid-19

Prepare for back to school with our video resource gallery, which includes Remote Learning Access for Students with Complex Needs, Setting Up Google Classroom, and Learning at Home.

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.

C to B Locations and How to Register

C to B Locations and How to Register

C to B Locations & How to Register

IDEA Part C to C: C to B Training Opportunity

C to B Training Opportunity

Find out how your agency can participate in training to improve transitions for children and families between IDEA Part C (Early Intervention) and IDEA Part B (School-Aged Services).

#HereToHelp 4min at 4: Captions for Online Learning Environment

Captions for Online Learning Environment

Providing captions for students in an online learning environment is crucial. Google and Microsoft offer easy and accurate ways to provide live captioning within several applications.— Posted on April 28

#HereToHelp 4min at 4: Career Exploration Through Career Interviewing and Online

Career Exploration Through Career Interviewing and Online

Conduct an informational interview with trusted adults and free online resources. Start planning for work at any age!— Posted on May 6

Center for the Young Child: Center For The Young Child

Center For The Young Child

Promoting a Strong Start and Charting a Positive Course for Young Children with Disabilities

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.

#HereToHelp 4min at 4: Children's Stories in American Sign Language

Children's Stories in American Sign Language

Discover free, online resources that offer children’s stories in American Sign Language that can be accessed anywhere.— Posted on May 14

Choice Board-Object and Boardmaker

Choice Board-Object and Boardmaker

Choice Board-Object and Boardmaker Video

Choice Board-Real Pictures

Choice Board-Real Pictures

Choice Board-Real Pictures Video Page

Choice Board-Written Words

Choice Board-Written Words

Choice Board-Written Words Video Page

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.

OCALI Communication Standards: Communications and Media

Communications and Media

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.

Community of Learning

Community of Learning

In everything we do, we are building a community of people who are impacted, inspired, and supported by OCALI —our OCALI community.

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.

Policy - Contact Us: Contact Us

Contact Us

Access our media kit, request more information, and connect with us on social media.

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.

#HereToHelp 4min at 4: Described and Captioned Media Program

Described and Captioned Media Program

Access thousands of videos that provide closed captioning and/or audio description. Accounts are free for children or students with a disability.— Posted on April 30

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.

EI Seminars: EI Seminar 01 - Infant and Toddler Growth and Development

EI Seminar 01 - Infant and Toddler Growth and Development

Increase knowledge about developmental milestones, growth and developmental domains, and integrating skills across domains, from birth to age 2.

EI Seminars: EI Seminar 02 - Disabilities and Risk Factors from Birth

EI Seminar 02 - Disabilities and Risk Factors from Birth

Learn in-depth information and resources related to physical, medical, developmental, sensory, and mental health conditions and risk factors in young children.

Employment First: ELSA - Employability/Life Skills Assessment

ELSA - Employability/Life Skills Assessment

Learn more about employability life skills that employers want. Use this fillable form from the LTC to identify personal-social behaviors, self-determination skills, and daily living habits for adult life.

Employment and the Youth with Autism Spectrum Disorders Project Image: Employment and the Youth with Autism Spectrum Disorders

Employment and the Youth with Autism Spectrum Disorders

Understand the issues surrounding successful employment for someone with ASD and to highlight the supports and resources that assist in maintaining employment.

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.

#HereToHelp 4min at 4: Executive Function: Self Regulation

Executive Function: Self Regulation

Incorporating basic self-regulation techniques throughout the day can support your child with managing stress, control impulses, and coping with strong feelings and emotions.— Posted on April 22

Family and Community Outreach Resource Gallery: Family and Community Outreach Center Resource Gallery

Family and Community Outreach Center Resource Gallery

Discover the OCALI tools and resources families use most.

CYCSeminar3Image: Family-Centered Services Seminar

Family-Centered Services Seminar

Learn from the newest Early Care and Education Seminar about family-centered services and supports to enhance the well-being of families, establish strong relationships with families, and build the capacity of families.

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.

First-Then Board - AIM Video

First-Then Board - AIM Video

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First-Then Board - InspirED

First-Then Board - InspirED

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First-Then Boardmaker Icons

First-Then Boardmaker Icons

First-Then Boardmaker Icons Video Page

First-Then Objects

First-Then Objects

First-Then Objects Video Page

First-Then Objects-Home Daily Living

First-Then Objects-Home Daily Living

First-Then Objects-Home Daily Living Video Page

First-Then-Reading and iPad

First-Then-Reading and iPad

First-Then-Reading and iPad Video

FM System Loans: FM System Loan Procedure

FM System Loan Procedure

Examine and trial FM systems with students who are hard of hearing or have other auditory processing disorders. An educational audiologist must make the request and dispense/monitor the system during the trial period.

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.

Format for Families - ELSA - the Employability/Life Skills Assessment

Format for Families - ELSA - the Employability/Life Skills Assessment

ELSA is newly updated! ELSA is an informal assessment that family members can use to gather information about their son/daughter’s abilities with employability and life skills.

Format for Transition Team Professionals - ELSA - the Employability/Life Skills Assessment

Format for Transition Team Professionals - ELSA - the Employability/Life Skills Assessment

ELSA is newly updated! ELSA is an informal assessment to gather information about a student or youth’s current abilities with 24 employability and life skills.

From My Perspective Podcast

From My Perspective Podcast

Hear from people with disabilities, their families, friends, coworkers and neighbors. You’ll hear about everyday life, passions, interests, opinions.

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.

#HereToHelp 4min at 4: Getting Through The Day With First-Then

Getting Through The Day With First-Then

Using First-Then strategy to move a family through the day.— Posted on May 8

Podcasts: Girls and Women on the Autism Spectrum Podcast Segments

Girls and Women on the Autism Spectrum Podcast Segments

Facilitated by Dr. Ruth Aspy and Dr. Barry Grossman, a panel of autistic women discuss their diagnosis, personal and professional relationships, and careers. Tune in to learn more from their unique perspectives.

AIM Girls on the Spectrum: Girls on the Autism Spectrum AIM

Girls on the Autism Spectrum AIM

Learn about how autism presents in girls and women with our new AIM modules, and how to provide strategies based on their specific needs.

#HereToHelp 4min at 4: Got time? Activities to keep you busy and have FUN!

Got time? Activities to keep you busy and have FUN!

Discover inexpensive and simple ways to fill those gaps of time while staying safe at home.— Posted on April 27

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.

#HereToHelp 4min at 4: Home Base / Calming Spot

Home Base / Calming Spot

Home Base or Calming Spot is any location in the home, school, or community where an individual who is having a difficult time managing their emotions can feel safe and comfortable.— Tune in May 11

Token Changes to AIM and ATIM: Important Changes to AIM and ATIM

Important Changes to AIM and ATIM

AIM & ATIM sites are getting an upgrade! New features to support learners and a new system to purchase certificates. Starting Aug. 1, tokens will no longer be available for purchase and all must be used by Sept. 1st.

#HereToHelp 4min at 4: Improving Your Interactions With Small Children

Improving Your Interactions With Small Children

Four ways families and caregivers can increase the interactions with young children in their daily lives. Tips that promote adult-child exchanges and help build relationships.— Posted on May 15

Jon Peterson: In Memory of Representative Jon Peterson

In Memory of Representative Jon Peterson

It is with deep sadness and a heavy heart that OCALI announces the passing of Representative Jon Peterson.

Incredible 5-Point Scale - ASD Strategies in Action

Incredible 5-Point Scale - ASD Strategies in Action

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Incredible 5-Point Scale - InspirED

Incredible 5-Point Scale - InspirED

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Policy - Initiatives and Collaboration: Initiatives and Collaboration

Initiatives and Collaboration

See a sampling of the national, state, and local projects we’re involved in and the work we do.

InspirED Project Image: InspirED ATandAEM

InspirED ATandAEM

Check out ATandAEM's Zoomcasts from the OCALI InspirED series!

InspirED Project Image: InspirED Autism Center

InspirED Autism Center

Check out Autism Center's Zoomcasts from the OCALI InspirED series!

InspirED Project Image: InspirED Center for the Young Child

InspirED Center for the Young Child

Check out Center for the Young Child's Zoomcasts from the OCALI InspirED series!

InspirED Project Image: InspirED Family and Community Outreach

InspirED Family and Community Outreach

Check out Family and Community Outreach Center's Zoomcasts from the OCALI InspirED series!

InspirED Gallery Images for Families: InspirED for Families

InspirED for Families

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InspirED Gallery Images for Professionals: InspirED for Professionals

InspirED for Professionals

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InspirED Project Image: InspirED Lifespan Transition Center

InspirED Lifespan Transition Center

Check out Lifespan Transition Center's Zoomcasts from the OCALI InspirED series!

InspirED Project Image: InspirED Outreach Center

InspirED Outreach Center

Check out Outreach Center's Zoomcasts from the OCALI InspirED series!

InspirED Project Image: InspirED Teaching Diverse Learners

InspirED Teaching Diverse Learners

Check out Teaching Diverse Learners Center's Zoomcasts from the OCALI InspirED series!

InspirED Project Image: InspirED Universal Design for Learning

InspirED Universal Design for Learning

Check out Universal Design for Learning Center's Zoomcasts from the OCALI InspirED series!

InspirED Project Image: InspirED Video Gallery

InspirED Video Gallery

If you missed a session or want to go back re-watch or check out other sessions, check out the InspirED Video Gallery. Did we mention that this is a FREE way to get professional development hours?

InspirED Project Image: InspirED Virtual Learning Series

InspirED Virtual Learning Series

Join us each week for a 30 minute Zoomcast series about engaging diverse learners in a remote environment.

Inspiring Change Podcast

Inspiring Change Podcast

View our first vodcast featuring the team of ASL interpreters for Ohio Governor Mike DeWine. Learn more about the governor’s COVID-19 press conferences, and listen in to a thoughtful discussion about access for D/HH.

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.

2021 Autism Awareness Month Project Image CYC: Know More Do More: Early Childhood

Know More Do More: Early Childhood

This week, we are featuring resources from our Lending Library on early childhood and supporting the whole child.

2021 Autism Awareness Month Project Image AC: Know More Do More: Social-Emotional Wellbeing

Know More Do More: Social-Emotional Wellbeing

We are featuring resources from our Lending Library on the social-emotional wellbeing of people with disabilities and those who live with, love, and care for them.

2021 Autism Awareness Month Project Image Family: Know More Do More: Supporting Family Interactions

Know More Do More: Supporting Family Interactions

This week, we are featuring resources from our Lending Library that support family interactions.

2021 Autism Awareness Month Project Image LTC: Know More Do More: Supporting Independence

Know More Do More: Supporting Independence

This week, we are featuring resources from our Lending Library on supporting the independence of people with disabilities from adolescence to adulthood.

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.

#HereToHelp 4min at 4: Learning at Home: Support Ideas for Educators, Families and Students

Learning at Home: Support Ideas for Educators, Families and Students

Support for teams educating learners with the most complex needs in the home environment.— Posted on May 7

Outreach - Professional Development Opportunities: Learning Media Assessment (LMA): An Introduction

Learning Media Assessment (LMA): An Introduction

Join this introductory, one-hour webinar to understand LMA, why it is used, how it helps, who uses it, where it fits on an IEP, and more.

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).

#HereToHelp 4min at 4: Live Webinars to Support Online Learning During Covid-19 Crisis

Live Webinars to Support Online Learning During Covid-19 Crisis

The Assistive Technology Industry Association is hosting a series of free, live webinars that are pertinent to the assistive technology community.— Posted on April 14

LTC General Project Image: LTC is Now Hiring a FT Transition to Adulthood Consultant

LTC is Now Hiring a FT Transition to Adulthood Consultant

Join the team! The Lifespan Transitions Center is seeking a full-time, experienced Transition to Adulthood Consultant.

#HereToHelp 4min at 4: Matching your Career with your PINS!

Matching your Career with your PINS!

Using your Preferences, Interests, Needs, and Strengths (PINS) to guide future planning.— Posted May 19

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: Mobile Devices for Postsecondary Goals Part 1: Using Mobile Devices

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.

Take 5 Webinars: Mobile Devices for Postsecondary Goals Part 2: Selecting Apps

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.

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

Deaf Awareness Month: National Deaf Awareness Month

National Deaf Awareness Month

September is Deaf Awareness Month, and the Outreach Center is proud to share free resources like the MedEd Connections Resource Guide for Deaf/Hard of Hearing, to help families build their understanding.

Navigating Agency Support

Navigating Agency Support

Explore information about agencies, tips for multi-agency collaboration and resources to navigate agency processes.

ATIM Project Image 2019: New ATIM module on AAC Assessment: Adults with DD

New ATIM module on AAC Assessment: Adults with DD

Expand your knowledge of AAC Assessment to determine and recommend augmentative and alternative communication devices, aids, and strategies for adults with a developmental disability.

AIM 2019: Newly launched course AIM: Motor Differences

Newly launched course AIM: Motor Differences

Learn about the main body systems that impact motor control, identify aspects of typical development, and understand motor differences that can impact people with autism throughout the lifespan.

OCALI Autism Resources for Transition Age Youth

OCALI Autism Resources for Transition Age Youth

Updated resources on the OCALI Autism Center webpage can help any youth prepare for adulthood.

OCALI Now Newsletter: OCALI Now

OCALI Now

Stay informed with our monthly newsletter – featuring stories and strategies that help support the care, work, and activities of parents, families, professionals, and individuals.

We Believe: OCALI's statement denouncing hate, bigotry, racism, and discrimination

OCALI's statement denouncing hate, bigotry, racism, and discrimination

We have the power to make our voices heard and come together to demand access, equity, and accountability.

2021 Podcast Project Images: OCALICON Rewind Podcast Series

OCALICON Rewind Podcast Series

Trauma is an incredibly personal and individual experience. But, what about people on the autism spectrum—what's different about how they experience, deal with, and live with trauma?

OCALICONline: OCALICONline Registration

OCALICONline Registration

Registration is now open for the nation’s premier autism and disabilities conference. Nov. 11-13, 2020.

Office of Policy

Office of Policy

The Office of Policy works to connect research, real life, and policy so people with disabilities can live their best lives for their whole lives.

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.

Policy - Our Services: Our Services

Our Services

Let the best and brightest minds (and hearts) in disability support your efforts through our network of staff and subject matter experts.

Parent and Family Workshop: Parent and Family Workshops

Parent and Family Workshops

Learn more about resources to support your loved one(s) and the next steps to get started.

Take 5 Webinars: Part 1: The Foundation of Self-Care

Part 1: The Foundation of Self-Care

Activate your daily routine with a few simple foundational self-care tips!

Take 5 Webinars: Part 1: Trauma Informed Care (TIC)

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.

Take 5 Webinars: Part 2: Strategies and Resources for Self-Care

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.

Take 5 Webinars: Part 2: Trauma Informed Care (TIC), Building Resiliency

Part 2: Trauma Informed Care (TIC), Building Resiliency

Expand knowledge of TIC and review resources to assist youth to lead their life!

#HereToHelp 4min at 4: Plain Language Resources

Plain Language Resources

Accessible, plain-language information related to coronavirus.— Posted on April 29

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.

Policy - Resources: Policy Center Resources

Policy Center Resources

Find the latest research and policy briefs, as well as information on the legislation and policy matters we’re following.

Power Card - Bus Ride and Firefighter

Power Card - Bus Ride and Firefighter

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Power Card - Family and Grandpa

Power Card - Family and Grandpa

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#HereToHelp 4min at 4: Power Cards

Power Cards

Power Cards are visual supports, including a special interest, that are designed to teach and/or reinforce academic, social, behavioral, and organizational skills.— Posted on May 1

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.

Previous Testimony

Previous Testimony

As a recognized leader in innovation, research, and evidence based practices, OCALI is often called upon to provide testimony to the state legislature on legislative initiatives that impact individuals with disabilities.

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.

#HereToHelp 4min at 4: Remote Learning Access for Students with Complex Needs

Remote Learning Access for Students with Complex Needs

Explore remote learning opportunities geared toward students with complex needs.— Posted on April 21

#HereToHelp 4min at 4: Remote Learning Resources for Students Who Are B/VI

Remote Learning Resources for Students Who Are B/VI

Explore remote learning resources and opportunities geared toward students who are blind or visually impaired.— Posted on May 4

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.

#HereToHelp 4min at 4: Routines

Routines

Setting up routines at home to help with school work.— Posted on May 5

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.

Take 5 Webinars: Self Advocacy Part 1

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.

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.

Take 5 Webinars: Self-Advocacy: Part 2, Speak up! It's Your Life!

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.

Take 5 Webinars: Self-Advocacy: Part 3, Resources to Plan Your Life!

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.

A Better Me A Better You Project Image: Self-Care for Individuals, Families, and Professionals

Self-Care for Individuals, Families, and Professionals

Explore some simple ideas, find what might work for you, and take the first step to starting a new habit toward self-care.

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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.

#HereToHelp 4min at 4: Setting Up Google Classrooms

Setting Up Google Classrooms

A collection of short videos about setting up a google classroom developed by Eric Curts. Join us as we explore these and a few other resources from Control-Alt-Achieve.— Posted on April 16

SIFTS Student Inventory for Technology Supports: SIFTS

SIFTS

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

#HereToHelp 4min at 4: Social Narratives

Social Narratives

Social narratives are visually represented stories that provide a learner with socially appropriate responses and encourage individuals to regulate their behaviors in a variety of social situations.— Posted on April 17

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Social Narratives - Spanish Version

Use the Autism Center’s social narratives -- now available in Spanish -- to teach safe practices and socially appropriate behavior during the COVID-19 crisis.

#HereToHelp 4min at 4: Special Interests

Special Interests

Special interests are the most powerful form of reinforcement for individuals with autism spectrum disorder. Check out these tips on how to incorporate special interests into a child’s day.— Posted on April 15

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.

Here To Help: Stay Safe, Strong, and Supported: COVID-19 Resources

Stay Safe, Strong, and Supported: COVID-19 Resources

During this unprecedented time, we all are finding innovative ways to work, learn, socialize, and approach our daily lives.

#HereToHelp 4min at 4: Students Need To Be Engaged to Learn

Students Need To Be Engaged to Learn

Engaging students is a critical factor for learning and success, and the most important principle of Universal Design for Learning (UDL). Explore easy-to-use engagement strategies in this segment.— Posted on May 13

Suite of Resources: Suite of Resources: Responding to Trauma and Supporting Resilience

Suite of Resources: Responding to Trauma and Supporting Resilience

Early Childhood Professionals will learn to recognize signs of trauma and identify practical strategies to build resilience, along with connecting and engaging families with resources and supports.

Take 5 Webinars: Take 5

Take 5

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

#HereToHelp 4min at 4: Taking a Break

Taking a Break

Taking breaks is essential during these trying times. Scheduled breaks offer families the opportunity to refresh their minds and provide time away from school assignments and work responsibilities.— Posted on May 12

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.

Building Capacity to Serve All Learners: Telepsychology Webinar Series

Telepsychology Webinar Series

Building Capacity to Serve All Learners: Effectively Assessing Learners via Telepsychology, the webinar series created to help school psychologists and district and building leaders confidently assess all learners.

#HereToHelp 4min at 4: That's a Wrap: 4 minutes at 4:00 p.m. Series Finale

That's a Wrap: 4 minutes at 4:00 p.m. Series Finale

Learn more about the #HereToHelp resources, ideas, and simple tips shared during the spring 2020 virtual campaign.— Posted May 20

#HereToHelp 4min at 4: The Best Version of YOU; Everyday Tips to Promote Self Care

The Best Version of YOU; Everyday Tips to Promote Self Care

These days, maintaining a balanced life may seem out-of-reach. To be the best version of yourself, it is important to take care of yourself. Explore four simple tips to support a healthy self every day.— Posted May 18

The Journey Webinar: The Journey Webinar Gallery Now Available

The Journey Webinar Gallery Now Available

The webinar gallery is now available so you can catch up on past episodes, share, and learn more about easing the transition process to adulthood with a variety of tools and resources to prepare for the future.

Outreach - Professional Development Opportunities: The Outreach Center for Deafness and Blindness: Professional Development Opportunities

The Outreach Center for Deafness and Blindness: Professional Development Opportunities

Explore professional development trainings related to deafness or blindness.

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.

Tidbits for Toddlers

Tidbits for Toddlers

Listen and learn, these quick 'on the go' videos are for families and those who work with young children. Come back often and find out how you can support our youngest learners.

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.

To Support Families During the COVID-19 Crisis

To Support Families During the COVID-19 Crisis

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Lending Library 2: Top 10 List for Families

Top 10 List for Families

The top 10 most popular books requested by families in the free Lending Library.

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.

Learn about ASD: 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.

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UDL Chat

Join the UDL Twitter chat using #UDLChat the first and third Wednesday each month at 9pm EST. Learn the latest news and tips from other professionals in the UDL community.

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.

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.

unlearning Project Image: unlearning: Virtual Book Chat

unlearning: Virtual Book Chat

Learn from experts and colleagues about unlearning: Virtual Book Chat, hosted by Ohio's UDL Collaborative. Mark your calendars for each hour-long Zoom session.

Using a Graphic Organizer with a Variety of Different Learners

Using a Graphic Organizer with a Variety of Different Learners

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#HereToHelp 4min at 4: Using Descriptive Language to Increase Accessibility - Alt Text and Audio Description

Using Descriptive Language to Increase Accessibility - Alt Text and Audio Description

Discover how to use descriptive language and text descriptions in your content to improve accessibility and increase comprehension of the content being taught.— Posted on April 23

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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 evidence based practices (EBP) to teach critical skills for adult life.

Take 5 Webinars: What's New on Ohio's DB101 Website?

What's New on Ohio's DB101 Website?

Receive trusted information about the youth’s financial planning. Set up a free account today and plan for the future, no matter how many times your plans change!

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.

ASQ Developmental Milestones Screening

ASQ Developmental Milestones Screening

An online developmental assessment tool for families to use in their homes to identify potential concerns.

Autism Awareness Month 2014

Autism Awareness Month 2014

April is recognized as National Autism Awareness Month and provides an opportunity to educate the public about autism spectrum disorders.

Learn about ASD: Daily Tips to Address the Hidden Curriculum

Daily Tips to Address the Hidden Curriculum

Utilize daily Hidden Curriculum tips to address the social competence needs of individuals with ASD.

Donna's Favorites

Donna's Favorites

A series of recommended resources geared towards the needs of families.

Family and Community Outreach Center Updates

Family and Community Outreach Center Updates

Find updates from the Family Center on topics that matter to people with disabilities and their families.

Learn about ASD: Girls and Women on the Autism Spectrum

Girls and Women on the Autism Spectrum

Discover a collection of resources that provides parents and professionals with information on girls and women on the autism spectrum.

OCALI's Response to the Newtown Tragedy

OCALI's Response to the Newtown Tragedy

OCALI responds to the events of December 14, 2012, in Newtown, Connecticut.

Ohio Autism Recommendations

Ohio Autism Recommendations

Supporting Ohioans with Autism for Meaningful and Successful Lives

Ohio to Expand Availability of Services for Children with Autism

Ohio to Expand Availability of Services for Children with Autism

Autism services will be included as part of the essential health benefit package that federal law requires in every state beginning in 2014.

Ohio's Academic Content Standards Extended (OACS-E)

Ohio's Academic Content Standards Extended (OACS-E)

Now available online: OACS-E for the 2012-2013 school year

Sondra Williams Receives Courage Award from Governor Kasich

Sondra Williams Receives Courage Award from Governor Kasich

OCALI Board Member Honored During the State of the State Address

We Connect Now

We Connect Now

Developed in an effort to connect and integrate college students with disabilities as a virtual community with a voice on important issues.

Ohio's Parent Guide to Autism Spectrum Disorder: Accessing Educational Services

Accessing Educational Services

Review information about special education, including assessment, qualifying for special education services, parent rights, and the components of the IEP.

Ohio's Parent Guide to Autism Spectrum Disorder: Advocacy and Disability Awareness

Advocacy and Disability Awareness

Gain knowledge about advocacy and the importance of seeking support.

Transition to Adulthood: Age-Appropriate Transition Assessment

Age-Appropriate Transition Assessment

1 of 4 volumes within the Transition Guide (2012 Edition)

Autism Download: ASD Facts Sheet

ASD Facts Sheet

Learn and share basic facts about autism spectrum disorders (ASD) with this downloadable fact sheet.

Autism Download: ASD Self-Check Checklist

ASD Self-Check Checklist

Characteristics and Qualities of an Effective Support Person for Individuals with ASD

Ohio's Parent Guide to Autism Spectrum Disorder: ASD: A Basic Introduction for Families

ASD: A Basic Introduction for Families

Start here if you or someone you know has just gotten a diagnosis of autism, this guide will provide some basic information, tips, and possible next steps.

Ohio's Parent Guide to Autism Spectrum Disorder: Definition of Autism Spectrum Disorder

Definition of Autism Spectrum Disorder

Find the definition of autism spectrum disorder according to the DSM V.

Document Archive

Document Archive

View and download OCALI documents, presentations, handouts, and more.

Ohio's Parent Guide to Autism Spectrum Disorder: Future Planning

Future Planning

Discover ideas about transitioning to adulthood and future planning, including guardianship, estate planning, and trust funds.

Ohio's Parent Guide to Autism Spectrum Disorder: Interventions

Interventions

Learn about the many interventions that support individuals with ASD.

Ohio's Parent Guide to Autism Spectrum Disorder: Introduction

Introduction

Follow this 4-step process if you suspect your child may have autism.

Ohio's Parent Guide to Autism Spectrum Disorder: Letter to Request a Multi-Factored Evaluation

Letter to Request a Multi-Factored Evaluation

View an example of the letter parents can write to request a Multi-Factored Evaluation to support a comprehensive review of your child's educational program.

Ohio's Parent Guide to Autism Spectrum Disorder: Living with ASD

Living with ASD

Obtain information on living with autism with a focus on the family unit and how to address common family issues, including difficult moments.

Ohio's Parent Guide to Autism Spectrum Disorder: Navigating the Rough Waters

Navigating the Rough Waters

Learn about what you can do when you disagree with the school district's decisions regarding your child's educational program.

Ohio's Parent Guide to Autism Spectrum Disorder

Ohio's Parent Guide to Autism Spectrum Disorder

Explore an overview of the world of autism spectrum disorder (ASD) developed by Ohio parents. Discover a broad range of resources, supports, interventions and services.

Parent Packaged Materials

Parent Packaged Materials

Teach and learn with materials developed for use in meetings and trainings by parents and parent groups across the state of Ohio.

Ohio's Parent Guide to Autism Spectrum Disorder: Process for Determining Eligibility for Special Education Services

Process for Determining Eligibility for Special Education Services

Review a chart illustrating the process for determining eligibility for special education services.

Family Download: Quality Residential and Other Services for Adults with Autism Guide

Quality Residential and Other Services for Adults with Autism Guide

Use this framework to navigate the six critical categories in quality care and find the best fit for you and your family.

Transition to Adulthood: School-Age Programming

School-Age Programming

1 of 4 volumes within the Transition Guide (2012 Edition)

Ohio's Parent Guide to Autism Spectrum Disorder: Screening and Diagnosis

Screening and Diagnosis

Gain information on the screening, evaluation and diagnostic assessment process. Also, learn about conditions that may co-exist with ASD.

Ohio's Parent Guide to Autism Spectrum Disorder: Social Service Programs

Social Service Programs

Learn about Ohio's social service programs that provide services and supports to eligible individuals with ASD and their families.

Autism Download: Tips for Supporting Individuals with ASD

Tips for Supporting Individuals with ASD

Learn about tips for enhancing social interactions with individuals with ASD through this downloadable tip sheet.

Ohio's Parent Guide to Autism Spectrum Disorder: Useful Forms

Useful Forms

Find helpful forms, along with a newsletter devoted to the topic of Home-School Communication. Forms can be printed for personal use.

Ohio's Parent Guide to Autism Spectrum Disorder: What is an Autism Spectrum Disorder?

What is an Autism Spectrum Disorder?

Understand autism spectrum disorder and its underlying characteristics associated with it.

What to Do When Your Child Exhibits Dangerous Behavior

What to Do When Your Child Exhibits Dangerous Behavior

Get the support you need when your child exhibits dangerous behavior.

Family and Community Center Advice from Parents: Advice from Parents - Challenges Can Be Overcome

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.

2017 Learn Family Center: Advice from Parents - Family to Family: Advice From the Heart

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.

2017 Learn Family Center: Advice from Parents - New Diagnosis. Now What?

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.

2017 Learn Family Center: Advice from Parents - Transitions Can Be Tricky: What Helps?

Advice from Parents - Transitions Can Be Tricky: What Helps?

Listen to these family members talk about what strategies they have used to support transitions.

2017 Learn Family Center: Advice from Parents Video Series

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.

Take 5 Webinars: Age Appropriate Transition Assessment (AATA): What Is It?

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.

Take 5 Webinars: Age Appropriate Transition Assessment: A Process of Asking and Answering Questions

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.

Bullying and Individuals with Special Needs - Upstander Video: Anti-Bullying Webcasts

Anti-Bullying Webcasts

View webcasts that share information about bullying and how to support those with special needs who are being bullied.

Assessment Measures Videos: Asperger Syndrome Diagnostic Scale (ASDS)

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.

Assessment Measures Videos: Assessment Measures Movies

Assessment Measures Movies

Assessment Measures video series

Assessment Measures Videos: Autism Diagnostic Observation Schedule (ADOS)

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.

Assessment Measures Videos: Autism Spectrum Quotient (AQ)

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.

Assessment Measures Videos: Autism Spectrum Screening Questionnaire (ASSQ)

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.

Community Support Programs for Young Adults with Disabilities

Community Support Programs for Young Adults with Disabilities

This web cast reviews community support programs for young adults with disabilities.

Take 5 Webinars: Creating Expert Learners Through Universal Design for Learning Yields Successful Adult Outcomes

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.

Transitions Webcasts: Current Employment Picture for Individuals with Autism

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: Customized Employment and Job Development

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.

Customized Employment: Customized Employment Webcasts

Customized Employment Webcasts

Webcasts on a variety of topics releated to customized employment.

UDL Webinars: Designing for the Least Restrictive Environment in General Education

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.

Transitions Webcasts: Disability Services for College Bound Students

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

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.

Autism Video: Educational Assessment of Autism: A Team Approach

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.

Employing Individuals with Autism

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

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

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.

FASD 101

FASD 101

In this webcast, information related to Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders (FASD) will be provided.

Gabby's Journey

Gabby's Journey

Learn how Gabby and her multi-agency transition planning team worked together to support Gabby on her journey to her adult life goals.

Take 5 Webinars: Google Assistant to support Postsecondary 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.

Take 5 Webinars: Google Calendar to support Postsecondary Goals

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.

Take 5 Webinars: Google Hangout to support Postsecondary Goals

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.

Take 5 Webinars: Google Keep to support Postsecondary Goals

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.

Take 5 Webinars: Google Maps to support Postsecondary Goals

Google Maps to support Postsecondary Goals

Broaden one’s horizons within the community using Google Maps.

Guardianship

Guardianship

This webcast reviews issues that parents and others will need to consider related to guardianship of young adults with disabilities.

Test Administration Videos: How to Assemble an Interdisciplinary Autism Evaluation Team

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: Introducing Your Child to Others

Introducing Your Child to Others

Listen as two parents share their strategies for helping others understand their child's unique characteristics.

Transitions Webcasts: Job/Career Development and Preparing the Workplace to Support an Employee with an Autism Spectrum Disorder

Job/Career Development and Preparing the Workplace to Support an Employee with an Autism Spectrum Disorder

A discussion the importance of preparing the workplace.

Test Administration Videos: Key Considerations for Interdisciplinary Autism Evaluation Teams

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

Least Restrictive Environment Video

Watch a video that helps you understand the term Least Restrictive Environment (LRE).

Customized Employment: Medicaid Buy In

Medicaid Buy In

Watch this video to see how Medicaid Buy In can be a viable incentive for workers with disabilities.

OCALI YouTube: OCALI Youtube Channel

OCALI Youtube Channel

Watch OCALI videos on Youtube.

New Learning Standards: Ohio's Learning Standards

Ohio's Learning Standards

How will you support all students' individual dreams?

Take 5 Webinars: Outreach Center for Deafness and Blindness: Take 5 Introduction

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.

Assessment Measures Videos: Psychoeducational Profile 3rd Edition (PEP-3)

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.

Assessment Measures Videos: Screening Tool for Autism in Toddlers and Young Children (STAT)

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.

Assessment Measures Videos: Sensory Profile

Sensory Profile

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 Video Series: Social Competence Strategies for Families 1

Social Competence Strategies for Families 1

Discover evidence-based strategies and promising practices to teach friendship skills.

Social Competence Strategies for Families Video Series: Social Competence Strategies for Families 2

Social Competence Strategies for Families 2

Explore evidence-based strategies to build success when participating in community activities.

Social Competence Strategies for Families Video Series: Social Competence Strategies for Families 3

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 Video Series: Social Competence Strategies for Families 4

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

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.

Customized Employment: Social Security Work Incentives

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.

Autism Video: Solutions and Strategies for Educational Identification of Students with ASD

Solutions and Strategies for Educational Identification of Students with ASD

Information on educational identification of ASD. Topics covered include: legal foundations, when to evaluate for ASD, diagnosis vs. eligibility, and the team process.

Strategies for Educators

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.

Test Administration Videos

Test Administration Videos

Interdisciplinary Autism Evaluation Team video series

Test Administration Videos: Testing the Limits

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.

Transitions Webcasts: The Art of Job Coaching

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.

Transitions Webcasts: The Aspirations Program

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.

Autism Video: The Employee with Autism Spectrum Disorder

The Employee with Autism Spectrum Disorder

A video and toolkit about employees with autism spectrum disorders.

Transitions Webcasts: The Importance of Internships

The Importance of Internships

Tykiah Wright, of WrightChoice Intern Program, explains the importance of experiences such as internships for successful career development and employment.

UDL Webinars: The Leader's Role in Supporting UDL

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.

Third Thursday: Third Thursday - Alternate Assessment and Standards Based Instruction

Third Thursday - Alternate Assessment and Standards Based Instruction

Learn about standards based education for learners taking the Alternate Assessment.

Third Thursday: Third Thursday - ASD Strategies in Action: A FREE Video-Based Training Resource

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: Third Thursday - Autism and Girls: What's the Difference?

Third Thursday - Autism and Girls: What's the Difference?

An exploration of gender differences in autism spectrum disorder.

Third Thursday: Third Thursday - Employment First and the 8 Predictors of Transition Planning Success

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: Third Thursday - Grandparents:  How They Can Help Parents with ASD

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: Third Thursday - Healthy Relationships: The Foundation for Helping Your Child with a Disability

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: Third Thursday - Learn Strategies for Addressing Puberty and Sexuality

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: Third Thursday - Out and About: Thinking About Summer Activities for Your Child

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: Third Thursday - Preparing Your Child for a Good School Year

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: Third Thursday - Priming: A Strategy to Help Your Child Prepare for Anything

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: Third Thursday - Sensory Issues: What Parents Need to Know

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: Third Thursday - Services Across the Life Span for Individuals with Disabilities

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: Third Thursday - Special Interests: Using Special Interests to Support Success at Home and School

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: Third Thursday - The IEP Process: An Opportunity for Partnership

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: Third Thursday - Transition Planning Tools

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: Third Thursday - Understanding Assistive Technology

Third Thursday - Understanding Assistive Technology

Learn about Assistive Technology including identifying and funding the right device

Test Administration Videos: Top 10 Tips for Working With and Evaluating Students with ASD

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.

Transitions Webcasts: Transition Team Member Highlights

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.

Transitions Webcasts: Transition to Adulthood: Focus on Community Living Issues

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.

Transitions Webcasts: Transition to College

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.

Lifespan Video Basic: Transitions Webcasts

Transitions Webcasts

View webcasts on a variety of topics related to transitions.

UDL Webinars: Using UDL to Leverage Co-Planning

Using UDL to Leverage Co-Planning

Learn how you can use the UDL Framework to identify and remove barriers in their co-planning teams.

Autism Speaks: 100 Day Kit

100 Day Kit

Acquire information from Autism Speaks 100 Day Toolkit that was created specifically for newly diagnosed families.

2018 Transformation Series

2018 Transformation Series

2018 Transformation Series

Assistive Technology Internet Modules: A Family-Centered Approach to Assistive Technology in Early Childhood

A Family-Centered Approach to Assistive Technology in Early Childhood

Explore the strategies that teams can use to promote family participation and engagement in the AT selection and implementation process.

Employment First: Agency Assistance and Support

Agency Assistance and Support

An overview of agencies serving persons with disabilities including who is eligible, what services these agencies can provide, and additional agency resources.

TDL Link: AIR - Ohio's Alternate Assessment Portal

AIR - Ohio's Alternate Assessment Portal

Use this site to access test administration systems, sample tasks, and informational resources.

Autism Internet Modules: Antecedent-Based Interventions

Antecedent-Based Interventions

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.

ASD Strategies In Action: ASD Strategies in Action: Many Faces of Autism

ASD Strategies in Action: Many Faces of Autism

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.

ASD Strategies In Action: ASD Strategies in Action: School Age

ASD Strategies in Action: School Age

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.

ASD Strategies In Action: ASD Strategies in Action: Toddler and Preschool Age

ASD Strategies in Action: Toddler and Preschool Age

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.

ASD Strategies In Action: ASD Strategies in Action: Transition Age

ASD Strategies in Action: Transition Age

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.

Autism Internet Modules: ASD-4-EI: What Early Interventionists Should Know

ASD-4-EI: What Early Interventionists Should Know

Identify initial concerns and red flags through the diagnostic process. Understand what evidence-based early intervention could and should look like.

Autism Internet Modules: Assessment for Identification

Assessment for Identification

This module provides foundational information for understanding diagnosis, assessment for identification, and eligibility for special education services under the label of

Assistive Technology Internet Modules: Assistive Technology Internet Modules (ATIM)

Assistive Technology Internet Modules (ATIM)

Learn about assistive technology through online learning modules on a broad range of topics for educators, professionals, families, persons with disabilities, and others.

ATAEM Center: AT and AEM Center

AT and AEM Center

The AT and AEM Center is a centralized, responsive resource center that empowers individuals with disabilities by providing AEM, access to AT and highly specialized technical assistance and PD support

Assistive Technology Internet Modules: AT for Administrators

AT for Administrators

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.

Assistive Technology Internet Modules: AT Transitions

AT Transitions

The content of this module focuses on transition planning for students who use assistive technology (AT) as they move to new placements or settings.

Autism Speaks: ATN Toolkits

ATN Toolkits

Discover the Autism Treatment Network (ATN), providing resources to support families from the First 100 Day Kit to information on specific topics of concern.

Autism Internet Modules: Autism and Biopsychosocial Model

Autism and Biopsychosocial Model

This module will define the biopsychosocial model as it has developed in psychiatry and other fields.

AIM 2019: Autism Internet Modules (AIM)

Autism Internet Modules (AIM)

Investigate free online modules on characteristics, evidence-based practices, and promising practices in ASD. Credit is available for a fee.

AIM 2019: Autism Internet Modules (AIM)

Autism Internet Modules (AIM)

3 New Modules in the AIM Collection: Behavior Intervention Plan, Using Special Interesting in the Classroom, and Emotional Vulnerability. Check them out today!

Autism Scholarship

Autism Scholarship

The Autism Scholarship allows ODE to pay a scholarship to the parents of a child identified with autism.

Assistive Technology Internet Modules: Automatic Speech Recognition (ASR) / Speech-to-Text

Automatic Speech Recognition (ASR) / Speech-to-Text

This module will define ASR, discuss why it is used, who can benefit and list many resources for ASR products.

BGSU: BGSU ASD Graduate Certificate

BGSU ASD Graduate Certificate

The certificate is interdisciplinary and will provide skills and understanding identifying and programming for individuals with ASD.

Book Study Resources: Book Study: A Land We Can Share

Book Study: A Land We Can Share

This book moves beyond functional literacy skills and shows K-12 educators how to bring high-quality, meaningful literacy instruction to students with autism.

Book Study Resources: Book Study: Building Social Relationships

Book Study: Building Social Relationships

This book addresses the need for social programming for children and adolescents with ASD by providing a comprehensive five-step model.

Book Study Resources: Book Study: Hidden Curriculum

Book Study: Hidden Curriculum

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.

Book Study Resources: Book Study: Late, Lost and Unprepared

Book Study: Late, Lost and Unprepared

A book full of practical strategies to support students with weak executive function skills including organization, impulse control and self-monitoring.

Book Study Resources: Book Study: The Ziggurat Model

Book Study: The Ziggurat Model

This book study allows participants to learn about and practice a framework for designing interventions for those with autism spectrum disorders.

Book Study Resources: Book Study: There's A Boy In Here

Book Study: There's A Boy In Here

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.

Braille Format for Ohio's State Practice Tests

Braille Format for Ohio's State Practice Tests

Search the lending library for braille versions of Ohio’s State Practice Tests. Practice tests are available for grades 3-8 as well as end of course exams for high school content areas.

Brain Injury Association of Ohio

Brain Injury Association of Ohio

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.

Center for Parent Information And Resources: Charter Schools and Children with Disabilities

Charter Schools and Children with Disabilities

Do you have questions about Charter Schools and their responsibility for serving students with disabilities? See this new resource from the NICHCY.

Climbing Every Mountain Blog

Climbing Every Mountain Blog

Highlights from Mary Ulrich's Climbing Every Mountain blog.

Autism Internet Modules: Cognitive Differences

Cognitive Differences

This module will describe cognitive differences that occures with most individuals with ASD and discuss their impact on behavior and learning.

Collaborative Planning Wikispace

Collaborative Planning Wikispace

Join an Ohio based community of practice (CoP) where you can ask questions, browse and download resources and share planning examples.

Autism Internet Modules: Comprehensive Program Planning for Individuals With ASD

Comprehensive Program Planning for Individuals With ASD

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.

Center for Parent Information And Resources: CPIR: Sibling Resources

CPIR: Sibling Resources

Learn from siblings in their own words. This resource addresses sibling issues.

Autism Internet Modules: Differential Reinforcement

Differential Reinforcement

Differential reinforcement of other behaviors (DRO) means that reinforcement is provided for desired behaviors, while inappropriate behaviors are ignored.

Autism Internet Modules: Discrete Trial Training

Discrete Trial Training

This module will provide information on the evidence-based intervention, DTT.

Autism Download: DSM-5 Autism Spectrum Disorder Fact Sheet

DSM-5 Autism Spectrum Disorder Fact Sheet

Review the changes in ASD in the 5th edition of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM-5).

EI Seminars: Early Care and Education Seminars

Early Care and Education Seminars

Expand your knowledge through in depth courses about prenatal, infant and toddler development, disabilities and risk factors from birth and providing family-centered services and supports.

Every Moment Counts

Every Moment Counts

Every Moment Counts is a mental health promotion initiative developed to help all children and youth become mentally healthy in order to succeed in school, at home and in the community.

Autism Internet Modules: Extinction

Extinction

Extinction is a procedure based on the principles of Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) in which reinforcement of a previously reinforced behavior is discontinued.

TDL Link: FASD Research and Resources

FASD Research and Resources

Links to Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders research and resources.

TDL Link: Formative Instructional Practices

Formative Instructional Practices

FIP helps educators develop a thorough understanding of the standards for their students, and they need to know how to teach those skills.

Autism Internet Modules: Functional Behavior Assessment

Functional Behavior Assessment

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.

Autism Internet Modules: Functional Communication Training

Functional Communication Training

Functional communication training (FCT) is a practice that emerged from the research on functional behavioral assessment (FBA).

Autism Internet Modules: Home Base

Home Base

This module will define Home Base, a strategy that may prove helpful. Specific examples for use across settings and age groups will be provided.

Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA)

Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA)

IDEA guarantees a free and appropriate public education for every child with a disability.

Autism Internet Modules: Language and Communication

Language and Communication

This module will address two aspects of ASD: language and communication characteristics.

Large Print, Braille Books, and Learning Aids: Large Print, Braille Books and Learning Aids

Large Print, Braille Books and Learning Aids

Interested in obtaining a long term loan of braille, large print books and learning aids for students who are blind or low vision? Visit the online searchable clearinghouse collection of braille and large print books.

Lending Library 2: Lending Library

Lending Library

OCALI’s Lending Library connects people with disabilities and those who support them with accessible materials, resources, and technology to promote lifelong learning.

Lending Library 2: Lending Library AT Devices

Lending Library AT Devices

Explore AT features with an AT device loan from the lending library. Short term loans are available for AT device evaluations.

Ohio Department of Education: Local Measures

Local Measures

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.

Milestones Autism Resources: Milestone Back-to-School Tool Kit

Milestone Back-to-School Tool Kit

Learn strategies for ensuring that your child has a successful start to the new school year.

Milestones Autism Resources

Milestones Autism Resources

Explore a wide variety of resources including trainings, support groups, camps, and toolkits.

Autism Internet Modules: Naturalistic Intervention

Naturalistic Intervention

Naturalistic intervention is a collection of practices including environmental arrangement, interaction techniques, and strategies based on applied behavior analysis principles.

Assistive Technology Internet Modules: Navigating Accessible Instructional Materials

Navigating Accessible Instructional Materials

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.

OACS-E Modules

OACS-E Modules

Through these modules, you will be able to identify the purpose and structure of the Ohio Academic Content Standards-Extended (OACS-E).

Lending Library 2: OCALI Lending Library Assessments

OCALI Lending Library Assessments

Need an assessment tool? Check the OCALI lending library for general assessment tools or for more specifically focused tools for behavior, sensory, communication, etc.

OCALI on iTunes U

OCALI on iTunes U

View OCALI content on iTunes U.

Podcasts: OCALI Podcasts

OCALI Podcasts

Take an audio journey into compelling conversations and captivating stories from families, policy makers, educators, self advocates, and leaders.

Ohio Department of Education: Office for Exceptional Children

Office for Exceptional Children

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.

Department of Developmental Disabilities: Ohio Department of Developmental Disabilities (DODD)

Ohio Department of Developmental Disabilities (DODD)

Discover how Ohio's County Boards of Developmental Disabilities (CBDD) support families. Each county has a CBDD. They offer information, referral, and services based on eligibility.

Ohio Department of Education: Ohio Department of Education (ODE)

Ohio Department of Education (ODE)

Learn about education in Ohio. Their parent page will give you information and resources about schools, scholarships, special education and more.

Ohio Department of Health: Ohio Department of Health (ODH)

Ohio Department of Health (ODH)

Get information on Ohio's Home Visiting program for pregnant moms and new parents. There are also lots of other parenting and health resources on their site.

Ohio Department of Medicaid: Ohio Department of Medicaid (ODM)

Ohio Department of Medicaid (ODM)

See how Ohio decides if you or your family member would be eligible for Medicaid and how to apply. Medicaid is insurance coverage that helps some families pay for some services.

Ohio Early Intervention

Ohio Early Intervention

Learn about Ohio's Early Intervention System. Early Intervention is for infants and toddlers age 0 to 2.

Ohio Family and Children First: Ohio Family and Children First Council (FCFC)

Ohio Family and Children First Council (FCFC)

Find your local FCFC here. If your family member is involved with many systems (school, county board, children's services), FCFC may be able to help coordinate all those services so you don't have to.

Ohio's Academic Content Standards Extended (OACS-E) Training

Ohio's Academic Content Standards Extended (OACS-E) Training

Through these modules, you will be able to identify the purpose and structure of the Ohio Academic Content Standards-Extended (OACS-E).

Ohio Department of Education: Ohio's Learning Standards

Ohio's Learning Standards

Explore the more rigorous standards, geared to college and career readiness, will drive learning in Ohio classrooms by 2014-2015.

Ohio Department of Education: Ohio's Learning Standards - Extended (OLS - E)

Ohio's Learning Standards - Extended (OLS - E)

Navigate the standards that help to ensure that students with significant cognitive disabilities are provided with multiple ways to learn and demonstrate knowledge.

TDL Link: OLS - E Modules

OLS - E Modules

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.

Open Court Resource Guide: A Video Series

Open Court Resource Guide: A Video Series

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.

Ohio Opportunities for Ohioans with Disabilities: Opportunities for Ohioans with Disabilities (OOD)

Opportunities for Ohioans with Disabilities (OOD)

Find out how OOD helps people with disabilities get and keep jobs. They also decide if you are eligible for Social Security disability.

Autism Internet Modules: Overview of Social Skills Functioning

Overview of Social Skills Functioning

This module provides information on social skills in individuals with ASD and provides evidence-based strategies for acquiring social competence.

Autism Internet Modules: Picture Exchange Communication System (PECS)

Picture Exchange Communication System (PECS)

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.

Autism Internet Modules: Pivotal Response Training (PRT)

Pivotal Response Training (PRT)

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.

Promoting Access Sept 2020: Promoting Access for People Who are Deaf, Hard of Hearing, Blind, or Visually Impaired

Promoting Access for People Who are Deaf, Hard of Hearing, Blind, or Visually Impaired

Individuals and groups can use this self-paced module to learn about accessibility and creating inclusive learning environments and earn credit from ASHA, OCCRRA, ACVREP, and more.

Autism Internet Modules: Prompting

Prompting

This module will provide information on the evidence-based strategy, prompting.

Red Treehouse

Red Treehouse

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.

Autism Internet Modules: Reinforcement

Reinforcement

In this module, three reinforcement procedures will be discussed: (a) positive reinforcement, (b) negative reinforcement, and (c) token economy programs.

Autism Internet Modules: Response Interruption/Redirection

Response Interruption/Redirection

Response interruption/redirection (RIR) is used to decrease interfering behaviors, predominantly those that are repetitive, stereotypical, and/or self-injurious.

Autism Internet Modules: Restrictive Patterns of Behavior

Restrictive Patterns of Behavior

This module will define this core deficit area; describe and explain intense interests, routines and rituals, and repetitive motor behaviors.

2017 Learn TDL: Sample Student Learning Objectives (SLO's)

Sample Student Learning Objectives (SLO's)

Explore sample SLO's that include learners with low incidence disabilities across the grade range. See samples that demonstrate the use of extended standards and learning progression.

Autism Internet Modules: Screening Across the Lifespan for Autism Spectrum Disorders

Screening Across the Lifespan for Autism Spectrum Disorders

Strengthen your knowledge about the screening processes and tools for individuals at risk for ASD and those who experience global developmental delays.

Autism Internet Modules: Self-Managment

Self-Managment

Self-management interventions help individuals learn to independently regulate their behaviors and act appropriately in a variety of home-, school-, and community-based situations.

Autism Internet Modules: Sensory Differences

Sensory Differences

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.

Sibling Support Project: Sibshops

Sibshops

Learn about Sibshops an opportunity for siblings to meet with others who have similar needs.

SIFTS Student Inventory for Technology Supports: SIFTS  - Physical Access

SIFTS - Physical Access

Check out Physical Access to ACC Devices - a NEW domain added to SIFTS (Student Inventory for Technology Supports) to enhance the AT feature matching process for teams.

Autism Internet Modules: Social Narratives

Social Narratives

visually represented stories that describe social situations and socially appropriate responses or behaviors to help individuals with ASD acquire and use appropriate social skills.

Autism Internet Modules: Social Skills Groups

Social Skills Groups

Social skills groups (SSG) are used to teach individuals with autism spectrum disorders (ASD) ways to appropriately interact with typically developing peers.

Autism Internet Modules: Social Supports for Transition Age Individuals Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA)

Social Supports for Transition Age Individuals Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA)

This module will explore social program models designed to address the specific needs of transition-aged individuals with ASD and their families.

Child Welfare Information Gateway: Special Needs Adoption: What Does It Mean?

Special Needs Adoption: What Does It Mean?

Learn about adopting a child or youth with special needs. Discover resources that provide detailed answers.

Cincinnati Children's: Special Needs Resource Directory: Foster Care

Special Needs Resource Directory: Foster Care

Learn about the Complex Care Center at Cincinnati Children's Hospital which offers resources to foster parents of children with special healthcare needs.

Autism Internet Modules: Speech Generating Devices (SGD)

Speech Generating Devices (SGD)

(AAC) is a set of procedures and processes that can maximize communication.

Ohio Department of Education: State Support Teams (SST)

State Support Teams (SST)

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.

State Support Team: State Support Teams (SST)

State Support Teams (SST)

Locate your SST. Every area of the state has an SST, and every SST has a Family Engagement Coordinator. They offer training and information for families.

Statewide Directory of Providers

Statewide Directory of Providers

Find an educational service provider in your area who serves learners who are D/HH and B/VI.

Autism Internet Modules: Structured Teaching

Structured Teaching

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.

Autism Internet Modules: Structured Work Systems and Activity Organization

Structured Work Systems and Activity Organization

This module defines the evidence-based practice of structured work systems and provides specific examples for use.

Ohio Department of Education: Student Growth Measures

Student Growth Measures

Student growth measures are a method for determining how much academic progress students are making by measuring growth between two points in time.

Suite of Resources: Suite of Resources for Early Childhood Professionals

Suite of Resources for Early Childhood Professionals

Gain information about a variety of topics for early childhood professionals to support children's growth and development within everyday routines.

Autism Internet Modules: Supporting Successful Homework Completion

Supporting Successful Homework Completion

Some strategies and tools to address unique challenges of learners with ASD in the areas of organization, sensory needs, and academic differences are provided.

Ohio Department of Education: Targeted Student Learning Objective Template

Targeted Student Learning Objective Template

Targeted Student Learning Objective Template

Autism Internet Modules: Task Analysis

Task Analysis

Task analysis is the process of breaking a skill into smaller, more manageable steps in order to teach the skill.

The Autism Society of Ohio's Neighbor to Neighbor program

The Autism Society of Ohio's Neighbor to Neighbor program

The Autism Society of Ohio's Neighbor to Neighbor program

Autism Internet Modules: The Incredible 5-point scale

The Incredible 5-point scale

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.

Outreach Center: The Outreach Center for Deafness and Blindness

The Outreach Center for Deafness and Blindness

The Outreach Center seeks to increase access and equity for students with blindness, visual impairment, deafness, and hearing impairment and their families.

Lending Library 2: Top 10 Most Requested Book In OCALI Lending Library

Top 10 Most Requested Book In OCALI Lending Library

The lending library is a free and easy-to-access resource for families. You can search for items you're interested in or check out our 'Top 10' list for families.

UDL Book Study: UDL Book Study Sept 2015

UDL Book Study Sept 2015

UDL Book Study Sept 2015

Autism Internet Modules: Video Modeling

Video Modeling

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.

Autism Internet Modules: Visual Supports

Visual Supports

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.

Survey Facebook Post: We need you! OCALI Now Survey

We need you! OCALI Now Survey

To gauge our effectiveness and obtain feedback about our OCALI Now newsletter, we ask that you complete a brief survey. Your input is important and will help us improve. Please submit by Friday, July 9.

ODE Whose IDEA is this?: Whose IDEA is this?

Whose IDEA is this?

Learn Ohio's rules and rights for special education services with this family friendly guide to the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA).

2019 Transformation Series

2019 Transformation Series

Provider agencies across the state support Ohio's continued efforts to ensure people with intellectual and developmental disabilities have access to services that prioritize their individual goals and emphasize community

2020-2021 AIM Announcement

2020-2021 AIM Announcement

2020-2021 AIM Announcement

A Closer Look at District Special Education Profiles - Reflecting on the Data to Drive District Decisions: A Closer Look at District Special Education Profiles: Reflecting on the Data to Drive District Decisions

A Closer Look at District Special Education Profiles: Reflecting on the Data to Drive District Decisions

Learn how to access and investigate state-compiled special education profile data to find patterns and how to initiate discussions around indicators where...

Access in a Virtual Environment: Access in a Virtual Environment for Deaf and Hard of Hearing Learners

Access in a Virtual Environment for Deaf and Hard of Hearing Learners

Learn proactive planning strategies from professionals, families, and learners on how to plan ahead for successful learning experiences for learners who are deaf/hard of hearing.

Accessible Solutions for Online Learning: Accessible Solutions for Online Learning: Considerations for Learners who are B/VI

Accessible Solutions for Online Learning: Considerations for Learners who are B/VI

Understand why accessibility is important for learners who are blind/visually impaired and discover tips and tricks for considering a student’s accessibility needs.

AEM an All Access Pass to Success Reset: AEM an All Access Pass to Success: Reset

AEM an All Access Pass to Success: Reset

Learn how accessible educational materials (AEM) can be used to improve outcomes for students. Hear from experts who discusses the challenges, benefits, and AEM resources available to support learning.

Multicultural Program for Families: Apoyando a nuestra comunidad global

Apoyando a nuestra comunidad global

Únase a un panel para aprender cómo servir a familias de diferentes orígenes étnicos para encontrar recursos para apoyar las necesidades culturales y educativas de las familias con niños y jóvenes con discapacidades.

Assistive Technology Family Conference

Assistive Technology Family Conference

Saturday, May 6, 2017 - A conference for parents, students who are blind or visually impaired, and the professionals who serve them.

ATAEM Event: AT Vendor Fair

AT Vendor Fair

The 2017 AT Vendor Fair is coming to a region near you!

Building Capacity to Serve All Learners

Building Capacity to Serve All Learners

Part III is designed to focus on the practical demonstration of specific aspects of telepsychological assessments, including how to administer a standard test battery to learners who are D/HH or B/VI.

Caring for Yourself so You Can Care for Others

Caring for Yourself so You Can Care for Others

Explore how stress and trauma in early childhood may impact early care and education professionals, and how to build resilience with self-care strategies.

Challenging Behavior Project Image: Challenging Behavior: Expect Success

Challenging Behavior: Expect Success

This webinar series based on positive behavior intervention supports for challenging behaviors explores how to conduct a functional behavior assessment and behavior intervention plan.

Challenging Behavior Project Image: Challenging Behavior: Expect Success Documents

Challenging Behavior: Expect Success Documents

Challenging Behavior: Expect Success Documents

Challenging Behavior Project Image: Challenging Behavior: Expect Success Introduction

Challenging Behavior: Expect Success Introduction

This webinar series based on positive behavior intervention supports for challenging behaviors explores how to conduct a functional behavior assessment and behavior intervention plan.

Challenging Behavior Project Image: Challenging Behavior: Expect Success Part 1

Challenging Behavior: Expect Success Part 1

Learn what behavior is and when a behavior is considered a problem. This segment discusses the importance of a team approach and provides an overview of positive behavior interventions and supports (PBIS).

Challenging Behavior Project Image: Challenging Behavior: Expect Success Part 10

Challenging Behavior: Expect Success Part 10

Determine antecedent procedures for the behavior intervention plan.

Challenging Behavior Project Image: Challenging Behavior: Expect Success Part 11

Challenging Behavior: Expect Success Part 11

Learn how to build procedures in response to the target behavior and procedures to build the replacement behavior.

Challenging Behavior Project Image: Challenging Behavior: Expect Success Part 12

Challenging Behavior: Expect Success Part 12

Learn how to build more of the behavior intervention plan, including the areas of safety concerns, implementation of the plan, and data procedures.

Challenging Behavior Project Image: Challenging Behavior: Expect Success Part 13

Challenging Behavior: Expect Success Part 13

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

Challenging Behavior Project Image: Challenging Behavior: Expect Success Part 14

Challenging Behavior: Expect Success Part 14

Check out this tool that helps your team consider the impact adults and peers can have on an individual’s behavior.

Challenging Behavior Project Image: Challenging Behavior: Expect Success Part 2

Challenging Behavior: Expect Success Part 2

Discover underlying issues that may be having an impact on the target behavior.

Challenging Behavior Project Image: Challenging Behavior: Expect Success Part 3

Challenging Behavior: Expect Success Part 3

Learn how to identify antecedents and consequences of a specifically defined interfering behavior.

Challenging Behavior Project Image: Challenging Behavior: Expect Success Part 4

Challenging Behavior: Expect Success Part 4

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

Challenging Behavior Project Image: Challenging Behavior: Expect Success Part 5

Challenging Behavior: Expect Success Part 5

Explore missing skills that have an impact on why the individual is engaging in the identified target behavior.

Challenging Behavior Project Image: Challenging Behavior: Expect Success Part 6

Challenging Behavior: Expect Success Part 6

Discover the individual’s strengths, interests, and preferences and how they can be used to address challenging behavior.

Challenging Behavior Project Image: Challenging Behavior: Expect Success Part 7

Challenging Behavior: Expect Success Part 7

Learn the why or the function of challenging behaviors.

Challenging Behavior Project Image: Challenging Behavior: Expect Success Part 8

Challenging Behavior: Expect Success Part 8

Identify a replacement behavior for the interfering behavior.

Challenging Behavior Project Image: Challenging Behavior: Expect Success Part 9

Challenging Behavior: Expect Success Part 9

Learn how to create a behavior intervention plan starting with behavioral objectives and data.

BEST Events: Charting the LifeCourse Workshop

Charting the LifeCourse Workshop

8:00 am - 12:45 pm - Friday, November 17. Three groundbreaking sessions will introduce the framework developed BY FAMILIES to help individuals and families of all abilities.

Deaf History Month: Deaf History Month offers opportunities to address access and equity

Deaf History Month offers opportunities to address access and equity

Celebrate Deaf History Month by exploring the contributions and rich identities of groups who make up our nation, and learn what can be done to increase access and equity in our schools and communities.

Designing Flexible Assessment and Learning Kits: Designing Flexible Assessment and Learning Kits for Home and School

Designing Flexible Assessment and Learning Kits for Home and School

Discover how one team has prepared for the transition from face-to-face to online learning by designing personalized kits for learners that can be used at school or home.

Educational Identification Series: Educational Identification of Students with ASD Training Series

Educational Identification of Students with ASD Training Series

OCALI hosts a four-day Educational Identification Series designed for school-based evaluation teams.

Educational Identification: Educational Identification of Students with ASD Virtual Training Series

Educational Identification of Students with ASD Virtual Training Series

This introductory training series with 10 two-hour sessions is designed for school-based evaluation teams that want to learn more about the process for educational identification of students with ASD.

Establishing Meaningful Interactions to Build Communication in Young Children

Establishing Meaningful Interactions to Build Communication in Young Children

All behavior is a form of communication. Explore three strategies to build stronger interactions, relationships, and communication with young children…

Event and Webinar Registration

Event and Webinar Registration

Learn about and register for OCALI events and webinars.

Federal Quota Registration

Federal Quota Registration

Annually, the AT&AEM Center conducts the Federal Quota Registration of Blind Students in Ohio to identify eligible infants, students, and adults who qualify for free textbooks and other hands-on learning materials.

Integrating SDI 2 Project Image: Flexible Co-Planning: Integrating Specially Designed Instruction (SDI)

Flexible Co-Planning: Integrating Specially Designed Instruction (SDI)

Explore flexible collaborative planning, which are essential to ensuring that all students receive instruction that meets their needs, while flexing between face-to-face, hybrid, and virtual environments.

Get the FACTs: Get the FACTS to Accessible Instructional Videos

Get the FACTS to Accessible Instructional Videos

Discover five quick tips and tool for increasing access to multimedia curriculum and classroom-based materials with the FACTS: flashing images, audio description, captioning, timing, and sound quality.

ADA30ProjectImage: Happy 30th Anniversary, ADA!

Happy 30th Anniversary, ADA!

On July 26, the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) will celebrate its 30th anniversary. This landmark civil rights legislation works to increase the inclusion of people with disabilities in aspects of community life.

Honoring Families Through the Lens of UDL

Honoring Families Through the Lens of UDL

How do we move from engaging to empowering families? It starts by including them as partners in education. Discover how Universal Design for Learning can boost engagement to meet families’ varying needs.

Individualizing and Coordinating Transition Services to Help Students Reach Post-School Goals

Individualizing and Coordinating Transition Services to Help Students Reach Post-School Goals

Hear from experts as they discuss transition services to help students achieve their goals.

2021 Autism Acceptance Month Project Image: Know More Do More

Know More Do More

Check out featured OCALI Lending Library resources, including social-emotional wellbeing, supporting family interactions, supporting independence in adolescence and adulthood, and more.

Maximizing Accessibility and Learning with Slide Presentations

Maximizing Accessibility and Learning with Slide Presentations

Students with disabilities may encounter barriers within slide presentations that limit their access to information. Learn about the importance of accessibility and how to build an accessible presentation.

More Transition Mythbusting! Transition Planning Myths, Realities and Resources

More Transition Mythbusting! Transition Planning Myths, Realities and Resources

Explore the importance of planning for the transition to adult life and dispelling myths. Discover how multi-agency teams can work together with youth and families to…

Mythbusting Transition Assessment: Mythbusting Transition Assessment!

Mythbusting Transition Assessment!

Discover strategies and resources to understand what is (and what is not) the intent of age-appropriate transition assessment, as well as the implementation of transition assessment by a multi-agency team.

OCALI Award Nominations: OCALI Award Nominations Due September 30

OCALI Award Nominations Due September 30

Do you know someone who has done extraordinary work to support people with autism and/or low-incidence disabilities? Submit your OCALI Award nomination by September 30.

OCALI RFP for Video Production Services

OCALI RFP for Video Production Services

OCALI is accepting innovative proposals for multimedia partners on a ground-breaking educational video project.

OCALICON 2020

OCALICON 2020

The nation's premier conference in: Autism, Assistive Technology and Low-Incidence Disabilities. November 11-13, 2020

OCALICON 2020 Registration

OCALICON 2020 Registration

Don’t miss the nation’s premier autism and disabilities conference. Nov. 11-13 in Columbus, OH. Registration is now open.

OCALICON 2020 - Save the Date: OCALICON 2020 Save The Date

OCALICON 2020 Save The Date

The nation's premier autism and disabilities conference. November 11-13, 2020.

OCALICON 2021 Project Image: OCALICONLINE 2021 Registration

OCALICONLINE 2021 Registration

Join us in celebrating 15 years of inspiration into action! Register now for OCALICONLINE 2021, November 16-19.

Ohio State Fair Yearless: Ohio State Fair Sensory-Friendly Morning

Ohio State Fair Sensory-Friendly Morning

Explore the Ohio State Fair during a Sensory-Friendly Morning with the lights lowered and the sound turned down.

Online Instruction Based on Communication Mode

Online Instruction Based on Communication Mode

Ensuring all learners have access to curriculum starts with identifying their preferred communication mode. Discover how to identify learners’ preferred communication mode and what that means for access.

Ready Set Action: Ready, Set, Action! Simple Strategies to Support Learning, Build Connections, and Offer Balance in an Ever-Changing World

Ready, Set, Action! Simple Strategies to Support Learning, Build Connections, and Offer Balance in an Ever-Changing World

Join two parents of young adults with autism as they share their personal experiences using the free video resource, ASD...

RevUpProjectImage: Rev Up the Vote July 13-27: National Disability Voter Registration Week

Rev Up the Vote July 13-27: National Disability Voter Registration Week

Get ready to vote! National Disability Voter Registration Week is a concerted effort to get people with disabilities registered to vote, educated about this year’s election, and cast a ballot in November.

Strategies to Support Early Learning and Well-Being in Changing Times

Strategies to Support Early Learning and Well-Being in Changing Times

Early childhood settings have been dramatically impacted by COVID-19. Support for children to be resilient in times of stress and change is essential. Explore strategies to build resilience in young children.

Multicultural Program for Families: Supporting Our Global Community: Multicultural Program for Families of Children and Youth with Disabilities

Supporting Our Global Community: Multicultural Program for Families of Children and Youth with Disabilities

Join a panel of experts to learn how to serve families from different ethnic backgrounds to find resources to support the cultural and educational...

Supporting Positive Behaviors: Supporting Positive Behaviors at School and at Home, Part 1

Supporting Positive Behaviors at School and at Home, Part 1

Explore antecedent-based interventions, which are evidence-based interventions that focus on identifying the conditions in the environment that may be contributing to interfering behavior.

Supporting Positive Behavior Pt 2: Supporting Positive Behaviors at School and at Home, Part 2

Supporting Positive Behaviors at School and at Home, Part 2

Explores antecedent-based interventions for enriching the environment with sensory stimuli and activities to support emotional regulation for youth.

Surviving the Pandemic with PBIS

Surviving the Pandemic with PBIS

PBIS can be implemented in a virtual format. Hear from two educators who have incorporated creative ways to implementing PBIS while educating students online.

Multicultural Program for Families: Taageerida Bulshadeena Caalamiga ah

Taageerida Bulshadeena Caalamiga ah

Ku biir guddi si aad u baratid sida loogu adeego qoysaska ka soo jeeda qowmiyado kala duwan si aad u hesho ilo lagu taageerayo baahiyaha dhaqan iyo waxbarasho ee qoysaska leh carruurta iyo dhalinyarada naafada ah.

Telepsychology - Tips and Tools for Online Assessments: Telepsychology: Tips and Tools for Online Assessments

Telepsychology: Tips and Tools for Online Assessments

Discover strategies for assessing learners who are deaf/hard of hearing (D/HH) or blind/visually (B/VI) impaired in online or hybrid environments, including the basics of telepsychology, and more.

OCALICON 2020: Thank you for attending OCALICON

Thank you for attending OCALICON

Continue your journey of learning and discovery with our on-demand sessions. On-demand sessions are now open.

The Untapped Riches of UDL: The Untapped Riches of Universal Design for Learning and Explicit Instruction: Capitalize on this Gold Mine

The Untapped Riches of Universal Design for Learning and Explicit Instruction: Capitalize on this Gold Mine

Explore ideas for how to use Universal Design for Learning (UDL) and explicit instruction frameworks to ensure that all students learn…

Third Thursday: Third Thursday: Family Online Learning Series

Third Thursday: Family Online Learning Series

Introducing Third Thursday, a new monthly 1-hour webstream series designed for families of individuals with disabilities.

Top Ten Tips to Develop a Growth Mindset in a Virtual World

Top Ten Tips to Develop a Growth Mindset in a Virtual World

Discover 10 tips on how to develop a growth mindset in a virtual environment that will give educators, parents, and students the social-emotional confidence to move past their comfort zones.

Transformation Summit 2020

Transformation Summit 2020

Join the virtual provider Transformation Summit in partnership with Ohio DODD. Learn from recent experiences, including how staying safe during COVID-19 might increase possibilities and capacities.

UDL Webinars: UDL - Recorded Webinars

UDL - Recorded Webinars

Join us for 30-minute webinars brought to you by the Universal Design for Learning Center, which helps remove barriers to learning through purposeful planning that leads to meaningful instruction for all students.

Unlocking the English Code

Unlocking the English Code

From the Outreach Center for Deafness and Blindness: Explore and connect phonological awareness, phonics, writing, fluency, vocabulary, communication, language, and comprehension for learners who are D/HH or B/VI.

AT Vendor Fair: Virtual Assistive Technology (AT) Vendor Fair: September 29

Virtual Assistive Technology (AT) Vendor Fair: September 29

Join us for a one-day event where 20+ vendors will share a variety of virtual sessions showcasing assistive technology and remote learning options.

Community Night Project Image: Virtual Community Night on Autism

Virtual Community Night on Autism

A virtual event sharing information, experiences, and resources, including ASD Strategies in Action, with families and professionals supporting a person on the autism spectrum.

Welcome to Homeroom: Welcome to Homeroom! Tips for Creating A Learning Environment at Home

Welcome to Homeroom! Tips for Creating A Learning Environment at Home

Explore how to create school-like environments at home that help students connect their perception of school and learning in their home.

Why Checklists, Especially Now When the World is Up-Side Down

Why Checklists, Especially Now When the World is Up-Side Down

Checklists help keep us organized. As we are multi-tasking in our professional and personal lives during this pandemic, checklists can take the edge off of thinking…

Access to the Curriculum Webinar Series: Access to the Curriculum

Access to the Curriculum

Learn about students with complex needs and the challenges that accompany the education of students with significant cognitive disabilities.

Access to the Curriculum Webinar Series: Access to the Curriculum - Part 1

Access to the Curriculum - Part 1

Learn to build dispositions to addresses the challenges that accompany the education of students with intensive disabilities.

Access to the Curriculum Webinar Series: Access to the Curriculum - Part 2

Access to the Curriculum - Part 2

Develop appropriate lesson plans, design environments, and learn about curriculum access for students with intensive disabilities.

Access to the Curriculum Webinar Series: Access to the Curriculum - Part 3

Access to the Curriculum - Part 3

Explore assistive technology and other instructional tools to help students with intensive disabilities get the most out of instruction.

Access to the Curriculum Webinar Series: Access to the Curriculum - Part 4

Access to the Curriculum - Part 4

Learn great program features that impact learning and life for students with intense disabilities.

Age Appropriate Transition: Age Appropriate Transition Assessment and Discovery

Age Appropriate Transition Assessment and Discovery

'Discover' this person centered planning approach that looks beyond the demonstrated skills in a typical work setting.

ASD Strategies In Action: ASD Strategies in Action Virtual Town Hall - Co-Hosted by DODD

ASD Strategies in Action Virtual Town Hall - Co-Hosted by DODD

View clips of evidence-based strategies in action, hear from parents who have benefited from the training, and listen in as our state's leaders and creators answer questions about the project!

UDL Webinars: EMPOWER Future Ready Learners Through the Lens of UDL

EMPOWER Future Ready Learners Through the Lens of UDL

Explore the WHY, WHAT and HOW of Empowering Future Ready Learners. You will leave with high powered tools.

UDL Webinars: Empowering Expert Learners yields Successful Post-secondary Outcomes

Empowering Expert Learners yields Successful Post-secondary Outcomes

Discuss how empowering expert learners yield successful post secondary outcomes which builds successful lifelong learning and improves the likelihood of on-time graduation.

Executive Function Webcast Series

Executive Function Webcast Series

Learn about executive function skills that enable people to plan, focus attention, remember instructions, juggle multiple tasks successfully, regulate behavior and delay immediate demands in favor of long-term goals.

UDL Webinars: How can Universal Design for Learning Revive Our Family Engagement?

How can Universal Design for Learning Revive Our Family Engagement?

Discover how to lower barriers for your family engagement using the Universal Design for Learning Framework in this robust 30 minute webinar.

UDL Webinars: Inclusive Practices That Support Learners With Complex Needs

Inclusive Practices That Support Learners With Complex Needs

Discover how we can use the UDL framework to harness the true goal of IDEA using the IEP, including specially designed instruction, every day within the classroom to empower our learners.

UDL Webinars: Rethinking the Design and Implementation of Individualized Education Programs Through a UDL Lens

Rethinking the Design and Implementation of Individualized Education Programs Through a UDL Lens

Discover how we can use the UDL framework to harness the true goal of IDEA using the IEP, including specially designed instruction, every day within the classroom.

UDL Webinars: Rubrics in UDL to Support Learners

Rubrics in UDL to Support Learners

Explore the why, what, and how of Rubrics within the UDL Framework. You will leave with tools and knowledge to get you started using rubrics in your classroom.

Social Competence Webinar Series: Social Competence

Social Competence

Learn strategies to teach social skills to individuals with ASD. Help them develop social competence through this five-part series.

Social Competence Webinar Series: Social Competence - Part 1: Overview

Social Competence - Part 1: Overview

Learn the definition of social competence and how the characteristics of ASD affect an individual's ability to acquire it.

Social Competence Webinar Series: Social Competence - Part 2: Assessment

Social Competence - Part 2: Assessment

Gain knowledge about the importance of assessment as it relates to social competence.

Social Competence Webinar Series: Social Competence - Part 3: Play and Friendship

Social Competence - Part 3: Play and Friendship

Explore how ASD affects play and the formation of friendships. Learn strategies for play skill acquisition.

Social Competence Webinar Series: Social Competence - Part 4: Strategies for Social Competence

Social Competence - Part 4: Strategies for Social Competence

Discover strategies to help build social competence and strategies to use after a situation goes wrong.

Social Competence Webinar Series: Social Competence - Part 5: Embedding Social Competence Into Everyday Instruction

Social Competence - Part 5: Embedding Social Competence Into Everyday Instruction

Learn to specific strategies embed social competence lessons into every day instruction.

UDL Webinars: Social Emotional Engagement in Learning

Social Emotional Engagement in Learning

Explore the WHY, WHAT, and HOW social connections fuel our brains to grow while Universal Design for Learning assures access for all learners.

UDL Webinars: The Marriage of UDL and PBIS: A Framework to Support the Whole Child

The Marriage of UDL and PBIS: A Framework to Support the Whole Child

Learn why Positive Interventions and Supports (PBIS) and Universal Design for Learning (UDL) they complement each other so well as a framework supporting the whole child.

UDL Webinars: The Power of Questions in a UDL Environment

The Power of Questions in a UDL Environment

Discover how well-crafted questions can invigorate, excite, engage, and move the thinking of individuals beyond stuck while reigniting the spark and passion of learning more.

UDL Webinars: UDL and Culturally Responsive Practice

UDL and Culturally Responsive Practice

Discover how Culturally Relevant Pedagogy and Universal Design for Learning can be used to improve student learning, relationships while being incorporated into the instructional planning and lessons (How).

UDL Webinars

UDL Webinars

Explore a collection of webinars created in partnership with Ohio's State Support Teams, Ohio State University, and others to support Universal Design for Learning.

UDL Webinars: Universal Design for Learning 101

Universal Design for Learning 101

Discover a framework known as Universal Design for Learning and how it lowers barriers to learning, offers choices and uses research informed practices to support learning.

UDL Webinars: Universal Design for Learning and the Importance of Learning Standards

Universal Design for Learning and the Importance of Learning Standards

Explore the importance of collaboration and student involvement within the UDL Framework when it comes to standards.

Upcoming UDL Webinars

Upcoming UDL Webinars

These webinars will provide participants with information about Universal Design for Learning (UDL) that can help provide access to the general curriculum for all students.

UDL Webinars: Using Practice Profiles to Monitor Universal Design for Learning Implementation

Using Practice Profiles to Monitor Universal Design for Learning Implementation

Learn how leadership teams determine if they are effectively implementing UDL. These questions can be answered with the use of Practice Profiles.

UDL Webinars: Weaving the UDL Framework with Specially Designed Instruction: A Beautiful Tapestry

Weaving the UDL Framework with Specially Designed Instruction: A Beautiful Tapestry

Learn how Specially Designed Instruction (SDI) and Universal Design for Learning (UDL) fit together to create a beautiful tapestry.

Webinar Registration

Webinar Registration

Learn about and register for OCALI webinars.

Customized Employment: Why is Customized Employment Important for Transition Age Youth?

Why is Customized Employment Important for Transition Age Youth?

Learn about customized employment and the strategies for increasing appropriate employment opportunities for transition age youth.