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Autism and Sensory Differences Workshop
Symposium Registration Now Open
Murphey Named Executive Director, Indiana Urban Schools Association (IUSA)
Coros ADA Community Grant Program
Resource Article - For Physicians: Diagnosing ASD and Working with Schools
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Autism and Sensory Differences Workshop

Sensory integration and processing impact every facet of an individual's life, including language, social skills, academics/work, self-care, and play. On March 31, 2015, the Institute’s Indiana Resource Center for Autism in conjunction with MSD Wayne Township, will host a one-day workshop providing attendees with an overview of sensory systems and the impact of sensory differences on the quality of life. Sensory strategies and related evidence-based practices will be discussed in order to best support individuals at both school and home. Guidelines regarding the importance of having an occupational therapist involved in the consultation or treatment of sensory differences will also be shared.

Presenters will include Kristi A. Jordan, an occupational therapist and educational consultant with the Indiana Resource Center for Autism and Cheryl Boucher, an occupational therapist with 30 years of experience for a large, urban school corporation.

Registration fee is $80.00 per person. The workshop will be held at Ben Davis University High School, 1155 S. High School Road, Indianapolis, IN 46241. Click to register. For questions about the workshop content, contact Kristi Jordan (krijorda@indiana.edu) at (812) 855-6508. All registration payment questions should be directed to IU Conferences at 800-933-9330 or iuconfs@indiana.edu. For any other questions, contact Lisa Bidwell (lbidwell@indiana.edu) at (812) 855-6508.

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Symposium Registration Now Open

Registration is now open for “Design for a Small (Aging) Planet,” a symposium sponsored by the Indiana Institutes Center on Aging and Community. The event will be held April 30 - May 1, 2015 at the Indiana Memorial Union in Bloomington. Registration fee is $60.00, which includes an evening reception, breakfast, and a luncheon. Seating is limited. Click to register.

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KUDOS

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Murphy Named Executive Director, Indiana Urban Schools Association (IUSA)

Hardy Murphy, Research Scientist with the Institute’s Center on Education and Lifelong Learning and Clinical Professor at IUPUI, was named as the new Executive Director of the Indiana Urban Schools Association (IUSA). 

IUSA represents approximately 40 school districts in Indiana and is focused on providing services and programs designed specifically for urban schools through:

  • Supporting a legislative agenda that recognizes the needs of urban children;
  • Providing a forum in which urban needs can be considered;
  • Cooperating with other organizations that have an interest in urban children;
  • Providing services and programs designed specifically for urban schools; and
  • Supporting programs designed to benefit all children in Indiana schools.
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Coros ADA Community Grant Program

ADA-Indiana, in conjunction with Indiana Governor’s Council for People with Disabilities, is accepting proposals for consideration for the funding available through the 2015 Coros ADA Community Grants Program. 

The purpose of the Coros ADA Community Grants program is to promote increased implementation of the Americans with Disabilities Act and “Livable Community” concepts in Indiana communities. Funding up to $2,500.00 is available for projects submitted by social service agencies, local government entities, schools, businesses, or other community organizations.
 
Proposals are due by Friday, March 13th. The Request for Proposal is available on ADA-Indiana's website at http://www.adaindiana.org/grants. To receive information on how to apply for the grants, contact Matt Norris, Project Staff for ADA-Indiana at (812) 855-6508 or e-mail adainfo@indiana.edu.
 
Proposed projects to be considered should address “livable community” and ADA-related issues, such as health, transportation, physical environment, work, education, civic participation, and recreation.  The mission of ADA-Indiana is to serve as a statewide resource for promoting the implementation of the Americans with Disabilities Act. 

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Resource Article - For Physicians: Diagnosing ASD and Working with Schools

Cathy Pratt, Director of the Institute’s Indiana Resource Center for Autism, has co-authored a resource article with Dr. Nancy L. Swigonski, MD, MPH, FAAP, Professor, Fairbanks School of Public Health at IUPUI, on early diagnosis of an autism spectrum disorder and the physician’s role in the family’s journey. Click to access this article.

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NEW LIBRARY COLLECTION ITEMS

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Library Corner

  • Fovel, J. T., & Fovel, D. M. (2013). The new ABA program companion: What's next for your ABA program? New York: DRL Books. 

Blending clear explanations of scientifically-based concepts and methodology, extensive clinical examples and advice, and suggested implementation protocols, the book provides a practical, comprehensive source for creating professional and effective student programs.

  • Schamens, D., Budde, C., & Good Friend, Inc. (2014). We all fit [videorecording]. Waukesha, WI: Good Friend, Inc.

'We ALL Fit' is a peer sensitivity film that explains ASD in elementary school students in a positive, informative way to enable typically-developing children and faculty to interact in healthy ways. All viewers learn tools for advocacy, bullying prevention, and disability harassment correction in a fun, accessible way.

  • Stockard, J., & Engelmann, S. (2014). The science and success of Engelmann's Direct Instruction. Eugene, OR: NIFDI Press.

This book is a tribute to the legacy and genius of Siegfried Engelmann and his decades of work in developing the Direct Instruction curricular programs.

  • Stumpf, T. (2014). Journal of an ADHD kid: The good, the bad, and the useful. Bethesda, MD: Woodbine House.

The book provides information in a frank, upbeat, conversational manner and offers thought-provoking questions designed to help readers recognize how ADHD/ADD affects them and then come up with better ideas for handling difficult situations in their own lives.

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 an e-mail to cedir@indiana.edu, or visit us at 1905 North Range Road in Bloomington.

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