Classroom Structure for ASD

An online presentation to demonstrate compartmentalization and structure in a self- contained classroom for students with autism.

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 Writing with Alternative Pencils

Alternative Pencils give students access to the alphabet and can help students with significant and/or intellectual disabilities engage in emergent literacy activities. This module demonstrates five different types of alternative pencils.

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Collect Meaningful Data on Student Progress 

The purpose of collecting data is to provide objective evidence of a program’s effectiveness and to guide instructional decisions. Educators can ensure that they provide meaningful instruction by collecting useful data on students’ progress and then use the data to make instructional decisions. In other words, with meaningful data, educators can adjust their instruction in response to students’ performance.

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Virtual TechKnowledgy–Special Topics in Assistive Technology 2016 

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February 23, 2016

Aided Language Stimulation: An Essential Strategy for Teaching Language to AA Users of Any Age

 

February 25, 2016

50 Ways to Create Accessible Literacy Experiences with Everyday Technologies

 

VCU Autism Center for Excellence

Take advantage of seminars, courses and webinars available at the VCU Autism  Center for Excellence. All of the training activities are based on the Skill Competencies for Professionals and Paraprofessionals in Virginia Supporting Individuals with Autism Across the Lifespan. For more information about the Skill Competencies, please click here. ACE bases the trainings on up-to-date evidence-based research and practices and sources such as the National Professional Development Center on Autism Spectrum Disorder and the National Autism Center. These activities are free to all Virginia residents.

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VCU Autism Center for Excellence - https://vcuautismcenter.org/te/

 

Autism Statewide Network

TTAC members across the state collaborate quarterly to provide instructional resources as well as training and technical assistance for teachers of students with autism.  Members also participate on the Virginia Autism Council to improve services for individuals with autism from birth to adulthood, and coordinate with staff members of the Virginia Autism Center for Excellence (ACE).  For example, regional Communities of Practice in Autism (CoLAs) have been established as a joint effort with ACE and T-TACs, and staff members have participated in the state grant from the National Professional Development Center for Autism to offer training and technical assistance in evidence based practices for students with autism.

Our mission statement: Through collaboration, statewide T/TACs will build capacity through professional development, instructional resources, and library materials to professionals, families, divisions, and agencies to improve outcomes for young children and youth with autism spectrum disorders.

E-News You Can Use for Autism

Take advantage of seminars, courses and webinars available at the VCU Autism  Center for Excellence. All of the training activities are based on the Skill Competencies for Professionals and Paraprofessionals in Virginia Supporting Individuals with Autism Across the Lifespan. For more information about the Skill Competencies, please click here. ACE bases the trainings on up-to-date evidence-based research and practices and sources such as the National Professional Development Center on Autism Spectrum Disorder and the National Autism Center. These activities are free to all Virginia residents.

Visit:

VCU Autism Center for Excellence - https://vcuautismcenter.org/te/