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Illinois Autism Training &
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Phone: 630-861-1200
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ISTAC – IATTAP

Parent Learning Community Webinar Series

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March 21

Behavior Series, part 3:  Change the Environment, Change the Behavior

Parents will learn the skills such as sensory modulation controls, rewards, visuals, environmental organizations to reinforce, stop or deter their child's behavior.

4:30pm -6:30pm

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March 22

Transitions Happen Every Year

Each year our children transition. Those transitions may include new team members, new buildings, and new environments.   This session will explain how to utilize a variety of tools to help smooth the yearly transitions.

10:00am -12:00 noon

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April 2

Autism’s Seven Considerations for Your Child’s IEP

The 7 Autism Considerations, part of the IL School Code, should be included in all IEPs.   This session will discuss the language, what is included and how to collaborate with the school team to include in your annual IEP.

4:00pm -6:00pm

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April 5

How To Plan A Person Centered IEP - Discussion

Review of the changes made in regards to the diagnosis of Autism Spectrum Disorder and how these changes may affect the education of person with ASD.

10:00am -12:00 noon

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April 9

Behavior Module 1: Why Do They Do That?

Understand what behavior is, the possible causes and responses to your child's behaviors in the home.

4:00pm – 6:00pm

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April 10

Independence In the Home

When systems are established they help motivate, create structure and enables your person with ASD to be successful.  

11:00am – 1:00pm

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April 16

More Than A Label: Autism Basics One Parent to Another

 This interactive discussion is reflective of the challenges, fears and dreams of raising a person with ASD.  A panel of parents will be sharing their top strategies and tips.

6:00pm – 8:00pm

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April 18

DSM-V & What That Means to Autism

Review of the changes made In regards to the diagnosis of Autism Spectrum Disorder and how these changes may affect the education of persons with ASD.

11:00am – 1:00pm

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April 23

Behavior Module Part 2: Breaking the Behavior Cycle

Learn the impact of our behaviors reinforce, contribute, reshape and can prevent your child's behavior.   Skills presented: positive reinforcement, ignoring, reinforcement and clear communication help to reinforce, stop or deter your child's behavior and other techniques

4:00pm – 6:00pm

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April 26

When Do You Tell Them About Their Diagnosis?

Determining when and if to tell your child they have Autism is tricky.  Knowing your child ,who can help support you, and tips to prepare when the time does come is important for parents.

10:00am – 12:00 noon

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April 30

Behavior Module 3: Change the Environment, Change the Behavior

Parents will learn the skills such as sensory modulation controls, rewards, visuals, environmental organizations to reinforce, stop or deter their child's behavior.

4:00pm – 6:00pm

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May 7

Now What? My Child with ASD

Newly diagnosed with ASD?  Let’s talk about the supports, services and first step strategies for coping with knowing you are not alone on this new journey. 

11:30am – 1:30pm

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May 17

Strategies & Tips for Toileting An ASD Child

A practical approach to toileting a child with ASD. This discussion reviews a systematic approach that utilizes schedules, visuals, rewards and behavioral approach to toileting.

10:00am – 12:00 noon

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May 23

The Social Scene: Early/ Elementary

Developing your child’s social understanding using a variety of tools, strategies for promoting positive peer interactions at early childhood and elementary levels.

4:30pm – 6:30pm

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June 6

Summertime  Structure

Start the summer with building structure and order into your child’s summer plans using schedules, task/work bins and teaching while still having fun!   Additionally how and what supports for participating in community activities.

11:00am – 12:00 noon

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June 11

Supports with Flair:  Using Social Narratives and Power Cards

More than just visuals, these supports include a social and behavioral approach to supporting our persons with ASD.  Learn when, how and ways to develop these supports with FLAIR!

6:00pm – 8:00pm

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June 21

The Social Scene:  Middle/High School

Developing your child’s social understanding using a variety of tools, strategies for promoting positive peer interactions at the middle and high school levels.

10:00am – 12:00 noon

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10 Guiding Principals Video Series

INTRO Video

Principle 1- Establish an Effective Communication System Transcript

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Principle 2- Use Visual Strategies and Environmental Supports Transcript -

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Principle 3- Establish a Daily Schedule and Teach the Child How to Use It Transcript -

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Principle 4- Use Applied Behavior Analysis to Determine the Communicative Function of the Child's Behavior Transcript - Video

Principle 5- Shape Self-Stimulatory Behavior Transcript -

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Principle 6- Discrete Trial Instruction is a Useful Tool for Teaching Transcript -

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Principle 7- Identify Reinforcers that are Effective for the Child with ASD -

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Principle 8- Provide Frequent Choice-making Opportunities in the Classroom Transcript

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Principle 9- Evaluate Your Programming Efforts on a Continual Basis Transcript

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Principle 10- Keep Lines of Communication Open Between All Team Members Transcript

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Idea Partnership

www.ideapartnership.org

IDEA Partnership
Autism Spectrum Disorder Collection: Tools
Dedicated to improving outcomes for students and youth with disabilities through shared work and learning.


 

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Bullying

Bullying is a challenging issue that many schools and families are struggling with. Children with an autism spectrum disorder are especially at risk of being bullied. Please read and share this information with others.

Parents - A study on autism spectrum disorder and bullying is being conducted at Northern Illinois University. If you and your child are interested in participating, please contact them through this link

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Announcing New Resources for Parents

Are you new to Autism Spectrum Disorders? Do you have a child recently diagnosed with an ASD? This 4-step Parent Guide is for you.

All parents with a child with an Autism Spectrum Disorders should have this helpful Illinois Parent Manual developed for and by Illinois parents.

ASD Parent Four Step Guide

Illinois Parent Guide 2012

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Do you want to learn more about Autism Spectrum Disorders? Does your staff need professional development in autism?

Stay tuned for new registration and course information.

College Credit Courses Illinois State University:

Undergraduate – SED 193.04: Workshop in Special Education: Introduction to Autism Spectrum and Related Disorders – 3 credits

Graduate - SED 452: Graduate Workshop
Foundation Level Workshop in Autism and Related Disorders - 3 credits

*New Course Offering*

Graduate - SED 493.15: Graduate Wokrshop
Advanced Instructional Strategies in ASD - 3 credits (Prerequisite SED 452)

Registration and costs:
Email Nikki Michalak at NikkiMichalak@ilstu.edu. Please provide name and contact information.

Stay tuned for new registration and course information.

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IATTAP Mission

The Illinois Autism Training and Technical Assistance Project (IATTAP) is an initiative of the Illinois State Board of Education (ISBE) and joins other ISBE initiatives as part of the Illinois Statewide Technical Assistance Center (ISTAC) providing training and technical assistance to schools in Illinois. Other ISTAC partners include

IATTAP focuses on educating and supporting children with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) and their families. The Project is operated under a grant to the School Association for Special Education in DuPage County (SASED) and its major goals are to:

1) Build local capacity to establish and implement effective educational supports and services in the least restrictive environment for children with ASD.

2) Promote a proactive approach to working with individuals with ASD and their families.

3) Help children with ASD remain with their families in their Welcome communities and become productive.

4) Increase the percentage of students on the Autism Spectrum who are educated in the general education classroom.

5) Increase the effective and meaningful involvement of parents in their children's education.

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