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FYI Newsletter May 12, 2014

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TEACCH® Training
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CeDIR Citings Newsletter
Special Education Services Parent Survey Deadline Extended
DD Network Brochure
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UPCOMING

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TEACCH® Training

What does the Institute's Indiana Resource Center for Autism’s five-day TEACCH® Training involve? Click to view a short video that shows the details. There are a few registration openings available but they are filling up and since registration is limited to 25 total attendees, early registration is recommended.  Click for additional information or to register.

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COMINGS AND GOINGS

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Riley Pediatric Conference

 The 49th Annual Riley Hospital for Children Pediatric Conference takes place on May 14th in Indianapolis and the Early Childhood Meeting Place will be part of the effort to inform the pediatric medical community about local resources available to families. The Early Childhood Meeting Place has been a long-running project of the Institute’s Early Childhood Center and Alice Frazeur Cross of the ECC will disseminate information about the Meeting Place web pages devoted to Family Information and Resources and Familia Información y Recursos.

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Long Service Recognition

Congratulations to the Institute’s Harriet Figg, Business Manager, Becky Hudson, Secretary to the Director, and Marci Wheeler, Social Work Specialist, for recognition by Indiana University for their years of Service. 

Figg has been with IU for 40 years, Hudson for 25, and Wheeler for 30. That’s 95 years of collective service! Congratulations to all!

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Stafford Blog

Phil’s Adventures in Elderburbia Blog is written by the Institute’s own Philip B. Stafford, Director of the Center on Aging and Community.

Stafford is a Cultural Anthropologist, involved with aging services, research and education for nearly 35 years. For the last ten years Phil has been a leader in the “elder-friendly communities” movement, which shifts the focus on aging away from the individual “needs” of elders to the community context in which the aging experience is embedded. This blog serves as a circuit into Phil’s current state of thinking. It’s grounded, so you won’t get shocked. Reader comments are not just encouraged, they are essential!! Click to read Phil’s latest post focusing on Memory and Place as Shared Experience.

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CeDIR Citings Newsletter

The Institute’s Center for Disability Information and Referral has published its spring edition of the CeDIR Citings Newsletter. 

The spring issue focuses on Response to Intervention/Instruction, a method of academic instruction providing assistance to children who are having difficulty learning. RTI uses a combination of early intervention, frequent assessment, and increasingly intensive instruction. Here we have included both library materials that can be checked out and websites on the topic.

Got a question or a suggestion for future issues of this newsletter? Want to check out a title you see here? Give us a call at 800-437-7924, drop us a line at cedir@indiana.edu, or come on by to browse or pick up your choices. Let us know how we can help!

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IN INDIANA

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Special Education Services Parent Survey Deadline Extended

Parents - the survey completion deadline has been extended to May 31, 2014! All parents of Indiana students receiving special education services should have received a paper survey in April 2014. This confidential survey takes only five minutes to complete and measures parent satisfaction with their experience in working with education staff at their children’s school and the special education services their children receive.

Parents should have received a survey in a white business-sized envelope from their children’s school, either by mail or in person. Some surveys were also sent home with the children receiving special education services. Even though parents received a paper copy of the survey, parents with Internet access are encouraged to complete the survey online. Parents with more than one child receiving special education services should complete one survey per child. Additional paper surveys are available to parents from their children’s school.

If parents have not received the survey by now, they should complete the survey online or request a paper survey by contacting the person at their children’s school responsible for overseeing the special education services their children receive. Completed surveys should be completed online or mailed by May 31, 2014.

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DD Network Brochure

The revised edition of the Indiana Developmental Disability (DD) Network brochure is now available to agencies and organizations for dissemination. The brochure provides overviews and contact information for the Indiana Protection and Advocacy Services Commission (IPAS), Indiana Governor’s Council for People with Disabilities (IGCPD), and the Indiana Institute on Disability and Community (IIDC). These three organizations make up Indiana’s Developmental Disability Network. All three programs receive funding through the federal Administration on Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities.

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ Administration on Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities (AIDD) provides the federal funding to the DD Network to foster collaborative partnerships to “ensure that individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities and their families participate in the design of and have access to culturally competent services, supports, and other assistance and opportunities that promote independence, productivity, integration, and inclusion into the community.”

The brochures are available online in PDF format. Limited quantities are available. For more information, contact Karen Pedevilla, Education and Training Director, at kpedevilla@ipas.IN.gov or call 1-800-622-4845.

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NEW LIBRARY COLLECTION ITEMS

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Library Corner

Causton, J., & Tracy-Bronson, C. (2014). The occupational therapist's handbook for inclusive school practices. Baltimore, MD: Paul H. Brookes Pub. 

Fish, T. R., & Ober, J. (2012). Lucky dogs, lost hats, and dating don'ts: Hi-lo stories about real life. Bethesda, MD: Woodbine House. Bethesda, MD: Woodbine House.

Nelson, L. L. (2014). Design and deliver: Planning and teaching using universal design for learning. Baltimore, MD: Paul H. Brookes Pub.

Whitney, R. V., & Gibbs, V. (2014). Raising kids with sensory processing disorders: A week-by-week guide to solving everyday sensory issues. Waco, TX: Prufrock Press, Inc.

These new materials may be borrowed from the Center for Disability Information and Referral (CeDIR) at the Institute. To check out materials, please call the library at 800-437-7924, send us an e-mail at cedir@indiana.edu, or come by and visit us at 1905 North Range Road in Bloomington.

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