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College of DuPage - Autismerica. A student and parent organization that focuses on SUCCESS!

College of DuPage - Autismerica

Autismerica is a student organization for students on the autism spectrum to better educate themselves about COD and socialize with one another in a safe and supportive environment. Parents are also provided a separate meeting opportunity. Meetings for the Spring semester are held on the second Thursday of each month. Next Meeting Thursday, Sept. 13, 7 p.m. Student Services Center (SSC), Room 1200 In this evenings meeting we will continue our welcoming of new students and plan events for the semester. Also, our own co-advisor Dr. We hope you’ll join us!

How To Make A Social Story Fact Sheet. By Barry K.

How To Make A Social Story Fact Sheet

Morris B.ScWk Children with autism experience difficulties with social interaction. The theory of mind describes the problems they face in seeing the perspective of another person. A common strategy for dealing with this is using social stories to help individuals on the autism spectrum to ‘read’ and understand social situations. Appropriate social behaviors are explained in the form of a story. A social story is designed for the specific child and may include things the child values and is interested in. How a social story is put together Carol Gray recommends a specific pattern to a social story. Descriptive sentences Descriptive sentences describe what people do in particular social situations, and clearly define where a situation occurs, who is involved, what they are doing, and why. Perspective sentences This type of sentence presents others’ reactions to a situation so that the individual can learn how others’ perceive various events.

Teaching Friendship Skills Through Social Stories. Let’s Talk Vocabulary. How Much do You Really Need? In the AAC world these days there is a lot of talk about core words.

Let’s Talk Vocabulary. How Much do You Really Need?

Practice has been catching up with research, and teaching AAC users high frequency core words with which to build their own unique phrases and sentences has become more common. Last year, Carole Zangari wrote a post on the PrAACtical AAC blog about not throwing out the baby with the bath water. In our rush to teach core words, we have created situations for many of our AAC users where they don’t have the fringe vocabulary that is important to them on their AAC systems. And while many of our students are working with the Universal Core 36 or 40 words, that is not nearly sufficient vocabulary to meet communication needs long-term. Many of us have interests that are unique to us or favorite topics we like to talk about, or hobbies or other experiences. General Education classes also work with thematic units; particularly in the lower grades, for the very same reasons.

What are some favorite themes and books to go with them? IEP Organization Kit.pdf. Board Maker Picture Cards. Picture Cards Can Be Helpful Picture Cards can be found most often in an ASD class, but I think they can be helpful in General Education too.

Board Maker Picture Cards

Mostly for K-5 but you may find that you need them or they would work in higher levels as well. Here are some picture cards with description that can help you thru out the day. If you have an Special Education class, or even General Education this can help. Keep your rules simple and concise. If the students are in a higher grade level this may work for them more description, but again short and to the point on what they need to do. Do you have a student that gets upset really easily, or need help getting back to a calm place then this may work for them. Let's say you have a student who needs it simple and little by little then this would be a card that you could use often This is what is would look like with card on, so John would first do his work and if he does then he can play with toys.

Infographic: IEP vs 504 - What's the Difference? There seems to be a lot of confusion about IEP vs 504 plans. While both are covered within special education, only IEPs (individualized education programs) are covered under IDEA (Individuals with Disabilities Education Act). IDEA is the federal law that governs how special education should work. 504s are actually covered under ADA (American Disabilities Act), which is a civil rights law. Free IEP Goal Bank. Can we help you find something?

Free IEP Goal Bank

Contact us today if you have any questions or suggestions. We will work around the clock to assist you! Confirmation Product Free IEP Goal Bank Filter Keywords. Choice Boards. The Dyslexia Directory – The Codpast.

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