Wednesday, October 18, 2017

Social engagement & the steps to being social


Social engagement & the steps to being social: A practical guide for teaching social skills to individuals with autism spectrum disorder is a 140-page guide for "assessment and intervention across severity levels and age groups for individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD). This user friendly book defines social engagement in observable language and breaks down social skills into a series of clearly defined steps. Each step is further broken down into pivotal skills that can be taught directly, and matched with evidence based practices to support teaching and learning. Case studies help illuminate concepts discussed at each step and sample activities are provided to support immediate real-world application." -publisher

Interested? Email us at libiidc@indiana.edu to check out this title or use worldcat.org to find it in a library near you.

Wednesday, October 11, 2017

Prevent-teach-reinforce for families: A model of individualized positive behavior support for home and community


Prevent-teach-reinforce for families: A model of individualized positive behavior support for home and community is a 240-page guide for those working with children from preschool through fifth grade. "Developed by top behavior experts, PTR-F is a highly effective intervention model that helps families prevent behavior problems in children ages 2–10, teach proactive communication and social skills, and reinforce positive behavior. In this expertly organized book, you'll discover how to take on the role of PTR-F facilitator to meet each family's unique needs, and you'll get a clear 5-step process for guiding families as they promote their child's positive behavior (see below). With this comprehensive, adaptable model of behavior support, you'll strengthen family engagement, set each child on the path to healthy social-emotional development, and improve quality of life for the entire family." -publisher

Want to check it out? Email us at libiidc@indiana.edu or use worldcat.org to find it in a library near you.

Monday, October 9, 2017

What's New



Hello October! Wait, that was last week. Can you tell that October has already gotten away from me? I think I'm catching up now, though.

I've updated the What's New page with the library materials that came in last month. From autism to cerebral palsy to inclusion, we have that and more. Want to see the whole list? Please visit:
https://www.iidc.indiana.edu/pages/whats-new

Wednesday, September 27, 2017

Update: Location Change and Date Change for Regional Workshops

The Indiana Resource Center for Autism is announcing a location change and a date change for two of its regional workshops entitled "When Behavior Interferes with Learning: Strategies for Understanding and Managing Challenging Behaviors." The new dates and locations are:

October 2, 2017 - Hammond
October 10, 2017 - Mishawaka
October 11, 2017 - Liberty (location change - previously Connersville)
October 25, 2017 - Indianapolis (Southside)
October 26, 2017 - Zionsville
October 28, 2017 - Vincennes (date change - previously 10/27)
October 31, 2017 - Rensselaer

To find out more information about the workshop and to register, please visit:

Tuesday, September 26, 2017

Can I tell you about multiple sclerosis?: A guide for friends, family and professionals


Can I tell you about multiple sclerosis?: A guide for friends, family and professionals is 48-page book written for kids ages 7-12 that will help them learn about multiple sclerosis and its effect on a person's body and their family.

"This illustrated book will be an ideal introduction to MS for children from the age of 7, as well as older readers. It will help family, friends and carers to better understand and explain MS, and will be an excellent starting point for group discussions." -publisher

Want to check it out? Email us at libiidc@indiana.edu or use worldcat.org to find it in a library near you.

Monday, September 25, 2017

When Behavior Interferes with Learning: Strategies for Understanding and Managing Challenging Behaviors

Staff at the Indiana Resource Center for Autism have announced a new workshop called "When Behavior Interferes with Learning: Strategies for Understanding and Managing Challenging Behaviors." If you work with students who have challenging or difficult behaviors (regardless of their diagnostic label), this workshop may be relevant to you. Strategies offered in the workshop may be applicable to students without disabilities as well as those with disabilities.

This workshop will be offered in the following regions:
October 2, 2017 - Hammond;
October 10, 2017 - Mishawaka;
October 11, 2017 - Liberty (Note: location change; previously Connersville);
October 25, 2017 - Indianapolis (Southside);
October 26, 2017 - Zionsville; 
October 27, 2017 - Vincennes;
October 31, 2017 - Rensselaer

To learn more about this workshop and to register, please visit:
https://www.iidc.indiana.edu/pages/when-behavior-interferes-with-learning-strategies-for-understanding-and-managing-challenging-behaviors

Thursday, September 21, 2017

Still Time to Register!


Learn It Today, Use It Tomorrow

Presenter: Sarah Ward, M.S., CCC-SLP

October 4, 2017
Indianapolis, Indiana

Sponsored by the Indiana Resource Center for Autism
In Collaboration with MSD of Lawrence Township

Workshop Overview
This is a practical strategies seminar! First you will learn how to clearly define what the executive function skills are for the purpose of determining the most effective treatment interventions. Understand the development of the executive function skills and what is meant by the term “executive dysfunction.” You will learn dozens of functional, ready-to-use strategies for teaching students how to develop the executive function skills. Teach students to develop a “memory for the future”, to devise plans to achieve their goal, to use self talk, to self initiate, to transition to the next task of higher priority, and to control their impulses and emotions to successfully complete a task.

Want to learn more? Please visit:
https://www.iidc.indiana.edu/pages/learn-it-today-use-it-tomorrow