2011 News Releases
New Book Provides Advice and Support Strategies for Those in Relationships with Persons Diagnosed with Asperger Syndrome
(December 16, 2011)
A new book, The Partner’s Guide to Asperger Syndrome, draws on the personal experiences of the authors to provide non-spectrum partners with tried-and-tested strategies and advice on how to overcome these barriers and achieve meaningful relationships.
New Book Addresses Sex Education, Relationships for People with Autism Spectrum Disorders (December 5, 2011)
A new book, "Intimate Relationships and Sexual Health," provides readers with an "all you ever wanted to know but were afraid to ask/teach" curriculum on sexuality tailored to the unique characteristics of high-functioning adolescents and adults on the autism spectrum.
IU Center Providing Model and Training for Teacher Evaluations (November 14, 2011)
The Center on Education and Lifelong Learning at Indiana University has designed a model for evaluating teacher effectiveness in compliance with a new state law, and it is working with an initial group of 12 Indiana school districts to implement the model.
School Readiness: What Teachers Expect; What Parents Can Do (August 15, 2011)
The Early Childhood Center at the Indiana Institute has been involved in research and training in school readiness skills that children need to successfully negotiate the demands of kindergarten.
Indiana Institute Staff Coauthors New Book (August 1, 2011)
A new book, “Critical Conversations in Co-Teaching,” explores co-teaching models...
Pratt named Shibles Professor for 2011 at University of Maine (April 4, 2011)
Cathy Pratt, director of the Indiana Resource Center for Autism at IU's Indiana Institute on Disability and Community, has been named the Shibles Distinguished Visiting Professor in the College of Education and Human Development at the University of Maine for the spring and fall semesters of 2011.
Indiana Resource Center for Autism to Co-Host Screening of 'Wretches and Jabberers' (March 7, 2011)
The Indiana Resource Center for Autism (IRCA) at Indiana University and the Autism Society of Indiana have been selected by the Autism Society of America (ASA) to host two screenings of the film Wretches & Jabberers, on April 16 in Bloomington and April 23 in Indianapolis, to commemorate National Autism Awareness Month.
Young People with Disabilities Discover Project SEARCH, Indiana’s New Path to Employment (February 3, 2011)
"Project SEARCH really helped me to get a job and learn skills," says McCaslin. "I learned a lot about working hard in Project SEARCH."
Carnegie Classification Recognizes IU Bloomington for Community Engagement (January 13, 2011)
Indiana University Bloomington has been selected for 2010 Community Engagement Classification by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching, recognizing the campus's commitment to engagement through teaching, research, service and partnerships.