31 August 2016

Generation A: Portraits of Autism and the Arts

Get an inside look at autism in Generation A: Portraits of Autism and the Arts. In this 62-minute DVD, art programs and therapies are explored for helping children on the spectrum to succeed. Music, dance, art, and animation are offered as ways for kids to connect with other people. Creative activities seem to help stimulate speech and language, encourage social interaction with others, and build self-esteem in children with limited skills in these areas. Eight portraits of individuals with autism are seen as this movie celebrates their talents and provides a platform for them to talk about their obstacles and their successes. Interviews with the children are offered along with experts in the field of autism such as Dr. Temple Grandin; Dr. Stephen Shore; Ed Asner, autism spokesman; Joanne Lara, founder, Autism Movement Therapy, and more.

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

30 August 2016

Collaborative & Proactive Solutions: Understanding and Helping Students with Social, Emotional, and Behavioral Challenges

Collaborative & Proactive Solutions: 
Understanding and Helping Students with 
Social, Emotional, and Behavioral Challenges

November 18, 2016
Westfield, IN

This is the empirically supported model Dr. Ross Greene describes in his influential books, The Explosive Child and Lost at School. The CPS model has transformed thinking and practices in countless schools, inpatient psychiatry units, and residential and juvenile detention facilities, and has been associated with dramatic reductions in disciplinary referrals, detentions, suspensions, seclusions, and physical, chemical and mechanical restraints.

Wan to learn more about it? Please visit:

29 August 2016

Mobile App Monday - Kids Flashcard Maker

"Kids Flashcards Maker is a recommended application for us in K-8 classrooms. The option to add videos and content makes this app an indispensable, informative and entertaining tool for language study, for building vocabulary or even making short presentations. Build as many “decks” or collections as you like using your own resources or images and video from the web." -iTunes

To learn more about this app, please visit:

26 August 2016

Free Parent Group Meetings

This fall, The Indiana Resource Center for Autism staff will present information to parent support groups across Indiana. Meetings have been scheduled through February throughout the state. These meetings are free and open to the public and will be geared toward families with a diagnosis on the autism spectrum rather than professionals.

To view the meetings list, please visit:

25 August 2016

Gear up for success

Gear up for success: A three-tiered planning model for supporting learners on the autism spectrum is a 152-page guide that offers evidence-based practices for teachers who have students on the autism spectrum in their classroom. Using the analogy of the gears on a bicycle to explain the three-tiered model, the authors, all professionals working in the field of autism, offer support for educators looking to adjust the intensity of interventions used based on their students' needs.

The aim of the book is to offer a conceptual framework to help education teams plan for interventions through general, class-wide supports, targeted small-group interventions, and specially designed one-on-one support. Detail is given on how to adjust the intensity level of interventions using the Gear Up model depending on the environmental conditions throughout the school day. Each bicycle representation is well-described and thoughtfully interwoven into the discussion.

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

24 August 2016

Sensory issues and autism

Staff at the Indiana Resource Center for Autism have published a new article on the sensory issues that children with autism often face. It discusses relatively a new theory that suggests that autism actually originates as a defense mechanism to over- or under-stimulation to environmental factors such as light and sound.

To read the entire article, please visit:

23 August 2016

6 Locations and Dates Offered for Upcoming Workshop

Understanding and Managing 
Challenging Behaviors

Presented by 
Dr. Cathy Pratt, BCBA-D 
Director, Indiana Resource Center for Autism

The goal of this full-day workshop is to provide affordable and localized training for those working with students who engage in challenging behaviors. It is relevant for certified and non-certified staff, including general and special educators, paraprofessionals, school psychologists, behavior consultants and interested others.

Dates:                                Locations:
September 2, 2016             Pendleton
September 7, 2016             Kokomo
September 16, 2016           New Albany
September 28, 2016           Lebanon
October 4, 2016                  St. Leon
November 2, 2016              Mt. Vernon

For more information about this workshop and to register, please visit: