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FYI Newsletter October 6, 2014

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QUICK SCAN
Structured Teaching Workshop
IRCA Parent Group Meetings
Employment Specialist Training to Begin November 5th
Stafford Receives American Institute of Architects Honor
ICASE Presentation
Lofland to Present at Autism Conference
2014 Deaf and Hard of Hearing Transition Conference
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UPCOMING

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Structured Teaching Workshop

Registration is now open for those interested in attending the Institute’s Indiana Resource Center for Autism’s two-day workshop titled "TEACCH®ing Strategies" on October 28th and 29th, 2014. 

The workshop, hosted by Southside Special Services at RISE Learning Center, 5391 Shelby Street, Indianapolis, will feature Catherine Davies, IRCA Educational Consultant and Indiana’s only TEACCH® Certified Advanced Consultant. Registration fee is $350.00 per person. Click  for more information or to register.

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IRCA Parent Group Meetings

The staff of the Institute’s Indiana Resource Center for Autism will host a series of presentations designed for family members and individuals who have a diagnosis along the autism spectrum starting this month and concluding in April 2015. Topics to be addressed include:

  • ABA in the Home: Practical Ideas
  • Addressing Challenging Behaviors in the Home Setting
  • Addressing Problematic Behaviors by Teaching Social Skills
  • Behavior Challenges and ASD
  • Communication and ASD
  • Intimate Relationships and Sexual Health for Persons with ASD
  • Puberty, Hygiene, and Sexual Health: Preparing Adolescents with ASD Sensory Differences

The information presented will not be geared toward professionals. If you are a professional and know of family members in your area that may benefit from such a meeting, you are encouraged to forward the relevant information. October meeting dates begin on Tuesday, October 7th! Click  to view the meeting schedule for 2014-2015.

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Employment Specialist Training to Begin November 4th

Registration is underway for the final Indiana Employment Specialist Training for 2014. This six-day, face-to-face, basic training guides job developers, employment specialists and other professionals as they train, place, and include individuals with disabilities in the workplace. 

Participants must attend and complete both parts of the training (all six days) to obtain ACRE certification. Training will take place at Easter Seals Crossroads, 4740 Kingsway Drive, Indianapolis.

Dates are:

  • Part One: November 4-6, 2014
  • Part Two: December 2-4, 2014

Subjects covered include:

  • Person-centered planning;
  • Job development ;
  • Worksite analysis;
  • Assistive technology; and
  • Job supports.

Employment Specialist Training instructors are members of the Indiana Supported Employment Training Team, which has now trained over 3,000 Indiana employment specialists. The trainings are coordinated by IIDC’s Center on Community Living and Careers. Click for a flyer and registration form. The registration deadline for this training is Friday, October 24.

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KUDOS

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Stafford Receives American Institute of Architects Honor

Phil Stafford, Director of the Indiana Institute’s Center on Aging and Community, was the recipient of the Walter S. Blackburn Award from the Indiana Chapter of the American Institute of Architects (AIA) , for his work in researching, training, and advocating for age-friendly community development.

Stafford, a Cultural Anthropologist, is a founding board member of Memory Bridge Foundation and author of several articles on culture and dementia. He is author of “Elderburbia: Aging with s Sense of Place in America.”

AIA Indiana made the presentation to Stafford at the AIA Indiana + Kentucky Convention in Fort Wayne, IN. The Walter S. Blackburn Award -  named after the long-time Indianapolis architect and civic leader, is presented to someone who demonstrated extraordinary civic leadership related to design and architecture. Congratulations Phil!

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COMINGS AND GOINGS

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ICASE Presentation

Cathy Pratt, Director of the Institute’s Indiana Resource Center for Autism, co-presented a session at the Indiana Council of Administrators of Special Education (ICASE) fall conference, held September 30-October 3, 2014 in Indianapolis.

Pratt and Michele Trivedi, Insurance Consultant, The ARC of Indiana,  presented on the ongoing work of the Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) work group, including activities around insurance coverage, licensing, and information development and dissemination.

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Lofland to Present at Autism Conference

Kristie Lofland, Research Associate with the Institute’s Indiana Resource Center for Autism, will present at the “14th Annual Autism Conference: Transforming the Future,” to be held Timonium, MD on October 16-17, 2014. 

Lofland’s presentation, “Using Technology for Communication and Behavior with ASD,” will introduce attendees to strategies for using i devices for communication, organization, task management and behavioral tools. Devices apps and strategies will be discussed and demonstrated.

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IN INDIANA

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2014 Deaf and Hard of Hearing Transition Conference

Mark your calendars and plan to attend the “2014 Deaf and Hard of Hearing Transition Conference: Keep Calm Graduation is Getting Closer,” on November 1, 2014 at the Rise Learning Center, 5391 Shelby Street, Indianapolis, IN 46227.

This conference will provide you and your family with necessary information to help prepare you for what will come after your high school graduation. Information will be provided with a focus on the unique needs of deaf and hard of hearing young adults entering the workforce and post-secondary schooling. This session will also help parents prepare for what’s next in their child’s life. Professionals are also welcome to attend to share this information with the deaf and hard of hearing individuals they service.

  • Students should dress as if they were going on an interview. Mock interviews will be conducted during lunch.
  • Students should bring their current resume if they have one.
  • Students should bring their current school transcript including courses taken, grades earned, and GPA when applicable.

Registration fees are:

  • Student $25
  • Parent coming with a student $10
  • Parent without a student $25
  • Professional $50

Registration fees and forms need to be received by October 15, 2014.

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NEW LIBRARY COLLECTION ITEMS

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Library Corner

  • Burns, M. K., & Parker, D. C. (2014). Curriculum-based assessment for instructional design: Using data to individualize instruction. New York: The Guilford Press.
  • Davis, R., Curran, A., HBO Documentary Films, Home Box Office (Firm), Docutainment Films, & HBO Home Entertainment (Firm). (2013). Miss You Can Do It. [United States]: Home Box Office.
  • DiGiacomo, D., Buck, S., Farrow, Z., Bello, F., Mino, J., BKS Film, Occasional Giant Beard Productions, CreateSpace (Firm). (2013). Best kept secret. [United States]: [CreateSpace].
  • Epstein, T., & Greene, R. W. (2014). The adventures of Stretch More: Pick-your-path stories for solving problems together. Bethesda, MD: Woodbine House.
  • Kutscher, M. L., Attwood, T., & Wolff, R. R. (2014). Kids in the syndrome mix of ADHD, LD, autism spectrum, Tourette's, anxiety and more!: The one-stop guide for parents, teachers and other professionals. London: Jessica Kingsley Publishers.
  • Mutch, M. (2014). Know the night: A memoir of survival in the small hours. New York: Simon & Schuster.

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

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