30 March 2015

Mobile App Monday - Billy Possum's Interactive Comprehension

"Throughout each of the 25 chapters, emphasis is placed on ‘making meaning’ at the sentence and text level achieved through the practice of strategies supporting understanding of literal and inferential meanings, prediction, visualisation, and sequencing." -iTunes

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27 March 2015

Facts and Tips

As Autism Awareness Month approaches, the Indiana Resource Center for Autism has put together some facts and tips for working with people on the spectrum. This handy list is helpful to use whether you're looking for stats on the disorder or working one on one with an individual.

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26 March 2015

Sensory Friendly Films

AMC has theaters across the country that participate in sensory friendly screenings. The next showing will feature the movie "Home" this Saturday. To see a list of theaters that will offer this special opportunity and upcoming dates and movies, please visit:


25 March 2015

Autism in Indiana

Want to learn more about autism in Indiana? You are invited to the 2015 Southern Indiana Autism Expo to learn about autism services, programs, support and resources for people affected by autism in and around Indiana. You will meet with providers and exhibitors who have information, tools and other items to share.

To register for this free event, please visit:

23 March 2015

Mobile App Monday - Autism Apps

Looking for a comprehensive list of apps for people with special needs? Autism Apps is broken up into categories with links to online videos and reviews when available.

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18 March 2015

Workshop to Offer BACB Type 2 Continuing Education Units

Looking for free BACB Type 2 CE units? The workshop presented by Jed Baker in April will offer them! All Kids Can Succeed: Effective Interventions for Behavioral and Social Challenges will be held on April 15th at Avon Middle School North, 1251 N. Dan Jones Road, Avon, IN.

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17 March 2015

VSA Indiana: Community Arts Classes: Arts for All Abilities

Very Special Arts Indiana is enrolling now for Community Arts Classes for all ages and abilities. Classes start March 23rd and are offered Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, or Saturdays.  Each class includes a clay and 2-D visual arts activity. Tuition is on a sliding scale, starting at $20/8-week session. Visit their website or call at 317-974-4123 to enroll!

Register now: http://conta.cc/1DQ5Y7n 

More info: www.vsai.org/what-we-do/community-arts-classes

16 March 2015

Mobile App Monday - A Novel Idea

A Novel Idea uses a simple interface to create your characters, locations, scenes, and novels and then link them together to create your story's plot. The Idea feature will quickly jot down your creative sparks and link them to your story elements. Arrange your scenes by dragging and dropping them into place. Add scene goals and objectives for each character. Plus more!

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12 March 2015

Parent group meetings for 2014/2015

The Indiana Resource Center for Autism staff will present information to parent support groups across Indiana. Below is a list of scheduled parent support group meetings for 2014-2015 along with information about topics, locations, times, and dates. In cases where information is incomplete, please email the contact person(s) for that parent support group to get specific logistical information.

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11 March 2015

Exploring love on the spectrum

According to an article found at disabilityscoop, “Autism in Love,” a documentary on romance among adults with autism, will debut during the New York City Tribeca Film Festival on April 15-26. The documentary explores what it means for those on the spectrum to seek love.

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10 March 2015

Video Self-Modeling: How To and Examples

Wondering how to create those self-modeling videos? The Indiana Resource Center for Autism has an article that may be helpful to you. The article starts, "Sometimes the hardest part about using video self-modeling as an evidence-based practice for individuals with ASD is sitting down and making the video. This page uses video tutorials to show you exactly how to record and edit a video recorded on your iPad (or phone). Follow along with the written instructions below to get started!"

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09 March 2015

Mobile App Monday - iDo Hygiene

Designed by professionals specifically for those on the autistic spectrum disorder, intellectual disabilities and other special needs. iDo Hygiene is an innovative and comprehensive application for learning the most common personal hygiene daily activities (brushing teeth, shampooing, washing hands, toilet training, taking showers, using public bathrooms, etc.). Watch step by step demonstration videos and picture sequences, and make your own.

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05 March 2015

Targeting Autism

The Illinois State Library was awarded an Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS) National Leadership Forum Grant to help libraries better serve patrons and family members impacted by Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD). This project explores how libraries can work with diverse community organizations and programs to address the topic of ASD, through training, education and support services. This grant program will extend from November 1, 2014–October 31, 2015.

Check out all the events and resources at their site by visiting:

04 March 2015

Summer 2015 Camps and Programs

While it's not yet Spring, truly, you can just look outside for confirmation of that fact, the list for this year's summer camps is already available! The Indiana Resource Center for Autism has posted on their website the 2015 summer camps and programs available for people with disabilities.

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02 March 2015

Mobile App Monday - ChooseIt! Maker 3

New Award Winning ChooseIt! Maker 3 App allows you to view your cause and effect activities, literacy activities, sound lotto and matching activities, multiple choice activities, games, quizzes and more on the go!

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