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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…Find out more »
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…Find out more »
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…Find out more »
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…Find out more »
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…Find out more »