25 October 2016

Upcoming Trainings

From the Indiana Resource Center for Autism:

This Week:
Free Parent Group Meeting
Date: October 26, 2016
Speaker: Barb Fogarty, MS
Topic: Addressing Behavioral and Safety Challenges in the Home
Location: Avon Intermediate School West
176 South Avon Avenue, Avon, IN 46123
Time: 6:30-8:00 PM
Sponsor: Avon Schools
Contact: Gwynn E. Wills, GEWills@avon-schools.org

Coming in November:
Collaborative & Proactive Solutions:  Understanding and Helping Students with Social, Emotional, and Behavioral Challenges workshop
Date: November 18, 2016
Presenter: Ross W. Greene, Ph.D.
In Collaboration with Westfield Washington Schools
Location: Westfield High School Auditorium
18250 North Union Street, Westfield, IN 46074
Cost: $125.00
Register at: http://www.iidc.indiana.edu/pages/ross-greene-workshop

For more information about IRCA sponsored workshops and events visit https://www.iidc.indiana.edu/pages/available-workshops

21 October 2016

Grant Funding Opportunities: For Families and Professionals

Staff at the Indiana Resource Center for Autism have updated an article on grant funding. The article lists national, state and local grants available for families and professionals supporting an individual with autism. It also provides a section on tips on seeking grants and proposal writing which includes information on finding funding resources, listing of resources for a guide for writing proposals, information about how to take a class or attend a webinar about accessing funding and a list of libraries in Indiana that offer access to the foundation directory online.

To read the entire article, please visit:

20 October 2016

Soaring for Autism

Indianapolis International Airport
Saturday, November 5th
5:00pm to 7:30pm

In partnership with the Indianapolis Airport Authority, TSA-Indy, and Delta Airlines, the Autism Society of Indiana (ASI) will to offer a unique experience to individuals of all ages with autism. To help prepare individuals on the spectrum before a flight, a tour will be given to participants and their companion (parents, caregivers, friends, siblings) to experience the steps most people take when going to the airport.

For more information and to register for this event, please visit:

19 October 2016

Act it out!: Social skills for teens with autism spectrum disorder and related disorders

Act it out!: Social skills for teens with autism spectrum disorder and related disorders is a 232-page guide to social skills lessons for teens in secondary schools. Written for parents, teachers, speech-language pathologists, and other professionals by a special educator and autism consultant, the book offers unique lessons that will break down complex social behaviors into steps that can be more easily managed.

The book begins with an extensive introduction covering some of the research and best practices on teaching social skills in addition to the components of the book and the way the units are structured. There are 16 units that are comprised of several different activities including warm-ups, explanations, quizzes, skits, discussions, and review. The units cover basic social skills such as self-introduction, conversation skills, apologies, negotiation, response to teasing, and more. After every two units, it is suggested to give students an opportunity to get out in the community to practice the skills that were learned. and after every four units is a review section to help reinforce what was covered.

Want to check it out? Email us at cedir@indiana.edu or use worldcat.org to find it in a library near you.

18 October 2016

Suicide Screening Webinar Tomorrow

Suicide Screening and Prevention in the Autism Community: 
New Developments, New Perspectives

Wednesday, October 19, 2016
11:30 p.m - 1:00 p.m

From the Association of University Centers on Disability comes a webinar that will look at the issue of suicide in the autism community, explore challenges in the mental health service system, review the background of suicide, and more.

There is no charge for this webinar, but registration is necessary. For more information on the webinar and to register, please visit:

17 October 2016

Mobile App Monday - Peeping Musicians

Looking for an app to help encourage early looking/observation skills and develop basic touch and targeting skills? Peeping Musicians is a great cause and effect app that will also help develop hand-eye coordination and teach the use of a touch screen.

To learn more about this app, please visit:

14 October 2016

FBA to Z: Functional behavior and intervention plans for individuals with ASD

FBA to Z: Functional behavior and intervention plans for individuals with ASD offers 114 pages of guidance on developing behavior and intervention plans for teachers and practitioners who work with individuals on the autism spectrum. Written by autism specialists with decades of combined experience in the field, this book seeks to inform readers about the underlying characteristics of autism and to enhance their understanding of behavior as it relates to those on the spectrum.

The book begins with a quick introduction that includes the authors' viewpoint on using Functional Behavior Analysis (FBA) and sets the tone for the remaining chapters. An overview of the traditional FBA assessment process is conducted using a single case study as an example of a satisfactory assessment. That case study is then used to look at the individual as a whole person identifying her needs in order to understand her behavior and then create a behavior intervention plan. The book offers sample plans for the case study and concludes with a list for further reading.

Want to check it out? Email us at cedir@indiana.edu or use worldcat.org to find it in a library near you.