19 January 2017

Save the Date – I Hate to Write Workshop

The Indiana Resource Center for Autism will hold a one-day workshop on March 23, 2017, focusing on how writing affects both behavior and student achievement. This session will help educators look at the writing process through the eyes of a student with executive functioning differences such as autism, learning disability, ADD, ADHD, Behavior Disorder, etc. Using an interactive format, the presenters will explore the organization, sensory, motor, and language challenges students experience during the writing process.

Registration fee is $90.00 per person and can be made by credit card or purchase order only. To register and for more information, please visit:

18 January 2017

Using Functional Communication Training to Reduce Self-Injurious Behavior

Staff at the Indiana Resource Center for Autism has published an article on functional communication and how it relates to self-injurious behavior. It discusses why some of this behavior happens and offers advice on reducing it.

To read the entire article, please visit:

17 January 2017

Transition Checklist: Moving From ABA Programs to School Programs

The Indiana Resource Center for Autism has published an article on transitioning from ABA programs to schools. Written by the ABA workgroup, this articles build upon information found in another article and provides additional guidance to families and other professionals.

To read the entire article, please visit:

13 January 2017

Library Holiday Hours


In observance of the Martin Luther King, Jr. holiday, the Library will be closed on Monday, January 16th. We will re-open at 8:00 a.m. on Tuesday, January 17th.

10 January 2017

"Yes, And..." Summer Camp News

Summer is still a few months away, but spaces are already filling up for this year's Camp Yes, And... Teen registration for the Indianapolis classes is full, but you can still register to be put on the waiting list. There are still spaces for teens in Bloomington, and there are spaces for educators in both Bloomington and Indianapolis.

For more information, please visit:

23 December 2016

Library Holiday Hours

Wondering when the library will close for the holidays? We generally follow the public school calendar's closings here in Bloomington, so this year we will be closed the week following Christmas Day and the week following New Year's Day. We will be open until December 23rd and will be closed until January 9th.

Happy holidays!

21 December 2016

The power card strategy 2.0: Using special interests to motivate children and youth with autism spectrum disorder

The power card strategy 2.0: Using special interests to motivate children and youth with autism spectrum disorder is a 94-page guide for parents and teachers to help kids on the autism spectrum make sense of social situations, routines, the meaning of language, and the hidden curriculum that surrounds us.

This guide is a second edition of a popular strategy for using special interests or fascinations for teaching and guiding kids. In addition to an introduction of the second edition, there is also an introduction to the first edition at the beginning of the book. The first chapter defines special interests and their power in learning. The second chapter discusses how to develop and use power cards including their use at home and in the community. Chapter three offers examples of power cards used in different situations, and chapter four covers four case studies.

Want to check it out? Email us at cedir@indiana.edu.