Dr. Cathy Pratt, BCBA-D, Director, Indiana Resource Center for Autism
Dates: 10/16/15 - Plymouth; 10/20/15 - Newburgh; 10/30/15 - North Vernon
Overview: The goal is to provide paraprofessionals and interested others with information about understanding and handling problematic behaviors. In addition, paraprofessionals will learn tools associated with both positive behavior support and applied behavior analysis. Practical ideas will be provided that can be quickly utilized in an instructional setting with a range of students.
For more information and registration: http://www.iidc.indiana.edu/pages/primarily-for-paraprofessionals-workshop
Structured TEACCH®ing Strategies - A Two Day Workshop
Catherine Davies, Educational Consultant, IRCA and TEACCH® Certified Advanced Consultant
Dates: 10/28/15 & 10/29/15
Overview: This workshop will provide participants with an understanding of how and why to implement structured teaching strategies (as developed by the TEACCH® Autism Program,) such as visual schedules, work systems and deliberately designed work materials. The workshop will emphasize practical strategies that attendees can begin using immediately in their settings.
For more information and registration: http://www.iidc.indiana.edu/pages/structured-teacch-ing-strategies
Collaborative & Proactive Solutions: Understanding and Helping Students with Social, Emotional, and Behavioral Challenges
Presenter: Dr. Ross W. Greene
Overview: 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. The model focuses on solving problems rather than on modifying behavior, emphasizes collaborative rather than unilateral solutions, encourages proactive rather than reactive intervention, de-emphasizes diagnostic categories, and provides practical, research-based tools for assessment and intervention. Participants in this workshop will leave with an understanding of the underpinnings of the model, along with practical assessment and intervention tools that can be brought back to and used in these diverse settings.
For more information and registration: http://www.iidc.indiana.edu/pages/ross-greene-workshop
Expanding Expression Tool Workshop
Presenter: Sara Smith, MS, CCC-SLP
Dates: 11/17/15 - New Haven; 11/18/15 - Bloomington; 11/19/15 - Carmel;
11/20/15 - New Albany
Overview: This workshop will demonstrate a multi-sensory approach for oral and written expression for preschool through 12th grade that will facilitate improvement on vocabulary skills, the common core learning objectives, comprehension of curriculum material, report writing and expressive language.
For more information and registration: http://www.iidc.indiana.edu/pages/expanding-expression-tool-workshop
Free Parent Group Meetings
Presenters: IRCA Staff
Various dates, topics and locations
Overview: These parent group meetings are free and open to the public. The content will be geared toward family members of individuals who have a diagnosis along the autism spectrum.
For more information: http://www.iidc.indiana.edu/pages/parent-group-meetings