30 January 2017

Mobile App Monday - Cause and Effect Sensory Light Box

Light Box uses abstract animation and sound to introduce basic touch skills and awareness. It can be used with everyone from very young children to adults. Sounds and graphics are appropriate for any age-group. Light Box naturally encourages exploration of touch gestures through 24 scenes which range from calm and immersive to loud and energetic. Numerous options are provided to customize visuals and simplify controls.

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25 January 2017

My new school: A transition book to personalize

My new school: A transition book to personalize: Templates for preschool, kindergarten, and primary grades is a 168-page handbook for developing transition books to individualize for students who need visual supports when transitioning from one task to another. It offers multiple template pages to copy and create specific transition books with each student's needs in mind. Great for both schools and parents, the book can be beneficial as students advance through grade levels.

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

24 January 2017

How to be a superhero called self-control!: Super Powers to Help Younger Children to Regulate their Emotions and Senses

How to be a superhero called self-control! is a 112-page guide for children to learn strategies for self-regulation. It features a superhero who teaches children how to calm themselves using a number of strategies and techniques such as self-massage, deep pressure, breathing exercises, and activities. Written by a senior occupational therapist, the book has two parts; the first one for kids and the second one for their adults. The book also includes an appendix with super power charts, reinforcers, and reminder tools that can be photocopied to continue training in superhero strategies after the book has been read.

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

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.

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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.

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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.

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