Wednesday, August 23, 2017

Learn It Today, Use It Tomorrow

Learn It Today, Use It Tomorrow is a practical strategies seminar for SLPs and other professionals as well as family members with children who have executive function deficits. This workshop is sponsored by the Indiana Resource Center for Autism in collaboration with MSD of Lawrence Township and will be held on October 4, 2017, in Indianapolis.

For details on the seminar and to register, please visit:

Thursday, August 17, 2017

Oppositional, Defiant & Disruptive Children & Adolescents DVD

Oppositional, defiant & disruptive children and adolescents is a six-hour seminar on DVD that can help you with:
  • Effective strategies for ODD, ADHD, anxiety and mood disorders
  • Strategies for tantrums, noncompliance, bullying and other challenging behaviors
  • Take away specific, strategy-driven techniques
  • Improve treatment with better assessment of the look-alike disorders
  • Eliminate the BIG TEN behaviors
  • Positive alternatives for your most challenging kids
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Wednesday, August 16, 2017

Critical Components of Early Intervention for Children with ASD

A new article has been published by staff at the Indiana Resource Center for Autism that highlights critical components of early interventions for young children on the autism spectrum. The article discusses some early milestones and offers recommendations for when and how interventions should be used.

To read the entire article, please visit:

Tuesday, August 15, 2017

Addressing the Social, Emotional, Behavioral and Mental Health Needs of Our Students

The Indiana Resource Center for Autism is sponsoring a multi-date workshop on students' mental health throughout the fall and winter. "The goal of this workshop is to delve deeply into how stress and adversity affect brain architecture, therefore affecting behavior and learning. Attendees will walk away with strategies that they can begin to implement immediately in their classrooms and schools." Workshop dates and locations are as follows:

September 21, 2017 - Greencastle
October 24, 2017 - Winchester
November 14, 2017 - Vincennes
November 21, 2017 - Indianapolis
January 12, 2018 - Crown Point
February 2, 2018 - Ft. Wayne
February 9, 2018 - New Albany

For more information and to register, please visit:

Thursday, August 10, 2017

Autism Diagnostic Observation Schedule 2nd Edition Workshop (ADOS-2)

The Indiana Resource Center for Autism in collaboration with RISE Learning Center and Southside Special Services of Marion County is announcing a workshop on the Autism Diagnostic Observation Schedule (ADOS-2). This two-day workshop will be held on September 19 and 20 in Indianapolis and will provide a unique opportunity to learn directly from a co-author of the ADOS. The administration of the five modules of the ADOS-2 will be outlined, and video demonstrations of some of the modules will be shown and used in order to analyze and discuss scoring criteria in detail.

For more information and to register, please visit:

Wednesday, August 9, 2017

PECS Level 1 Training Workshop

PECS Level 1 Training

Presenter: Jill Waegenaere, M.A., CCC-SLP

September 7 & 8, 2017 - A Two Day Workshop
Indianapolis, Indiana

Co-Sponsored by Indiana Resource Center for Autism and Pyramid Educational Consultants, Inc.
in Collaboration with MSD of Lawrence Township

The Picture Exchange Communication System (PECS) is a language training package that is used to teach communication skills rapidly to those with limited functional speech. PECS promotes communication within a social context, without lengthy prerequisite training. Training in PECS begins by teaching a spontaneous request and goes on to teach additional communicative functions such as responding to questions and commenting. An added attraction for preschool children with autism and related disabilities is the high proportion of children who acquire independent speech.

To learn more about this workshop, including learner objectives, presenter bio, and more details, please visit:

Monday, August 7, 2017

Library Hours Change This Week

The Library at the Indiana Institute on Disability and Community will be open only for the morning hours from 8:00 a.m. to noon on Monday, August 7th and Tuesday, August 8th.

Regular hours (8 to 11:30 and 12:30 to 4) will resume on Wednesday, August 9th.