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March 2024

You’re Going to Love This Kid: Educating Autistic Students in the Inclusive Classroom – In Person

March 5 @ 9:00 am3:00 pm
Thelma Keller Convention Center, 1202 N Keller Drive
Effingham, IL 62401 United States
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In this interactive session, participants will learn practical ways of supporting students with autism spectrum labels & other disabilities. Topics addressed include defining (and redefining) autism, listening to the voices of autistic children, and seeing inclusion as a process. Practical strategies will be provided including several relating to communication and social skill development (e.g., gaze avoidance), teaching to special interests, and movement. This session is specifically focused on rethinking—rethinking inclusion, rethinking autism, and rethinking possibilities for all students. Note: Approximately…

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Transition from Early Intervention to Early Childhood Services: Roles and Responsibilities – Webinar

March 12 @ 9:00 am12:00 pm
Live Webinar IL United States + Google Map

The Illinois State Board of Education and the Illinois Department of Human Services developed this standardized training to address the requirements of the federal law, Individuals with Disabilities Education Improvement Act (IDEA) to ensure a smooth and effective transition process is in place for children and their families who will be transitioning from Early Intervention into Early Childhood Special Education. This training will cover requirements regarding timeline, role responsibilities, transition process meetings, state forms, as well as vital partnerships, collaborative…

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April 2024

Selecting Evidence-Based Practices – Webinar

April 9 @ 3:30 pm5:00 pm
Live Webinar IL United States + Google Map

This session will describe how evidence-based practices for you children with autism are identified. Evidence-based practices will be reviewed and the process for selecting evidence-based practices to address a target skill or behavior will be described. Case examples and opportunities for practices and reflection will be provided.  This is the first part of a two-part series with Dr. Ann Sam.  As a suggested continuation of Dr. Ann Sam's two-part series, you may want to register for her  Reviewing the AFIRM…

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Reviewing the AFIRM Website Resources – Webinar

April 17 @ 3:30 pm4:30 pm
Live Webinar IL United States + Google Map

Participants will learn about free online modules and resources designed to assist early intervention providers and preschool teachers in selecting and using evidence-based practices with young children with autism and their caregivers. Modules include information on how to plan for, use, and monitor evidence-based practices. Resources will be shared with participants.  Participants may benefit from attending "Selecting Evidenced-Base Practices" before attending this session.  Participation is suggested by not required.  Note: Approximately three weeks before the webinar, registrants will receive an…

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A Very Sensory Day: An Exploration of Naturally Occurring and Planned Sensory Experiences – In Person

April 25 @ 9:00 am3:00 pm
St. Clair County Regional Ofice of Educaiton, Belleville, IL, 1000 South Illinois Street
Belleville, IL 62220 United States
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 In this workshop participants will not only learn the basic principles of sensory processing but will have the opportunity to apply what they are learning through team case study work as well as playing around with sensory experiences they will be able to apply to their work. We will focus on naturally occurring sensory experiences as well as those that we plan and provide throughout the day to foster regulation, playful and joyful active participation in the service of optimal…

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July 2024

Book Study: Unpacking the Pyramid Model: A Practical Guide for Preschool Teachers – Webinar Series (July 10th, July 17th, July 24th, July 31st)

July 10 @ 9:00 amJuly 31 @ 10:00 am

Registration deadline is May 28th! Book Study: Unpacking the Pyramid Model: Practical Guide for Preschool Teachers by Hemmeter, Ostrosky & Fox. This book study explores the Pyramid Model and its strategies to provide early educators with guidance on the research-based practices used to promote social-emotional competence of all children, prevent social-emotional delays in children who are at risk for emotional and behavioral issues, and intervene effectively.   It is recommended, but not required to have completed a Pyramid Cohort before participating…

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