The New Education Specialist- Autism … and FREE CLASSROOM TOOLS
Hello! I’m Amy Husk.
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Say What? Looking at Language Through the Lens of Verbal Behavior
Why do we communicate? Often, when providing communication instruction in the classroom, the focus is on making requests or labeling items in the environment. Take a moment, though, and think of all the reasons and ways you take part in communicating. We communicate to share information, comment, ask questions, develop social relationships, confirm, deny, persuade, clarify,… Read More Say What? Looking at Language Through the Lens of Verbal Behavior
VCU Autism Center of Excellence (ACE) Lunch and Learn Series
VCU ACE Lunch and Learn Series provides weekly opportunities for families to participate in interactive sessions on a variety of topics related to supporting their children with ASD. Families can register to attend the one hour Zoom sessions or can view past sessions in the archives. Previous sessions have included topics such as Communication Strategies… Read More VCU Autism Center of Excellence (ACE) Lunch and Learn Series
Self-Paced Course: ASD and Inclusive Practices for All
“Inclusion involves a process of systemic reform embodying changes and modifications in content, teaching methods, approaches, structures and strategies in education to overcome barriers with a vision serving to provide all students of the relevant age range with an equitable and participatory learning experience and environment that best corresponds to their requirements and preferences.” (Hehir et… Read More Self-Paced Course: ASD and Inclusive Practices for All
ASD & Behavior Virtual Office Hours are Here!
Looking for an opportunity to get support, brainstorm, find resources, or just check in with others? Virtual office hours for ASD and Behavior supports are available on select Tuesday’s from 3:30-4:30. You can sign up on the Autism Focus Page under the Virtual Office Hours tab.
VCU ACE Communication Toolkit
ACE developed a communication toolkit to assist educators and families with some of the basic functional communication and social exchanges necessary for individuals to get their needs met while developing social skills in the process.
Structured Literacy PowerPoint Lesson Templates
Whether presented in-person or virtually, literacy instruction should be provided in a systematic, sequential, explicit, and multisensory manner. When teaching literacy skills virtually, it is important to know that, while your delivery platform must be altered, the content of the structured literacy instruction stays the same. The Structured Literacy Beginner Pack Lesson Template can be used virtually, or in person, to provide structured literacy instruction for students working on emergent literacy skills.
A Family’s Guide to Prompting
Prompting is a part of ALL learning. This guide can be downloaded and given to families to help them effectively using prompting at home.
20 Tips for an Effective Video IEP Meeting
This resource from Stetson & Associates provides simple tips for helping the process of conducting virtual IEP meetings run smoothly.
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ASD and Inclusive Practices for All
This free, self-paced course gives a brief introduction to characteristics of ASD and then outlines classroom strategies to help meet diverse learning needs for ALL students, not just those with ASD. The course is appropriate for general education teachers, paraprofessionals, administrators, and special education teachers. Participants will receive a certificate for 3 hours of continuing education upon completion.
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.
VCU-ACE Foundations of Autism Spectrum Disorder Self-Paced Course
This course provides participants with an understanding of the primary characteristics of ASD, which include impairments in communication and social development and the presence of repetitive patterns of behavior as well as sensory processing issues. The course covers ASD through the lifespan.
Autism Focused Intervention Resources and Modules
Sign up for a free account to gain access to learning modules and resources on Evidence Based Practices in Autism.