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Arrival Routine - Nicholas

Arrival Routine - Nicholas

Arrivals can be difficult, but the use of an arrival routine and visual strategies can support the transition to the classroom.

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Arrival Routine - Phong

Arrival Routine - Phong

Arrivals can be difficult, but the use of visuals and reinforcement may make this routine easier and less stressful.

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Behavior as a Form of Communication

Behavior as a Form of Communication

Changing how people think and talk about challenging behavior can be effective towards positive behavior change.

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Best Practices for Following Up

Best Practices for Following Up

Best practices for conducting observations and follow-up.

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Choice Making During Small Group

Choice Making During Small Group

Norma uses wait time and prompting to support a student who is learning to verbally make choices.

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Choice Making During Snack - Charlie

Choice Making During Snack - Charlie

Teachers work to problem solve a student's behavior during snack time by making changes to his visual choice board.

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Choice Making During Snack - Dre

Choice Making During Snack - Dre

Marissa uses a variety of prompts to teach Dre to make a choice between two snack items.

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Choice Making During Snack - Marissa

Choice Making During Snack - Marissa

Marissa learns that pointing means making a choice.

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Choice Making During Snack - Phong

Choice Making During Snack - Phong

Phong successfully learns the link between pointing at an object and signifying choice.

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Collaborative Teaming

Collaborative Teaming

Simple ways educators can work to build positive family relationships - specifically being aware of the language they use.

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Critical Conversations: Importance of Safety

Critical Conversations: Importance of Safety

Why is instruction on safety important, even for adolescents with autism?

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Critical Conversations: Introduction

Critical Conversations: Introduction

Who is Bobbie Gallagher?

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Critical Conversations: Sexual Needs and Desires

Critical Conversations: Sexual Needs and Desires

​​Why are people uncomfortable with the subject of sexuality as it relates to individuals with disabilities? Why must we overcome it?

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Critical Conversations: Sexuality

Critical Conversations: Sexuality

How can issues of sexuality impact the lives of students with autism and other developmental disabilities?

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Daniel on Employment and Independent Living

Daniel on Employment and Independent Living

Finding and maintaining jobs from an individual with autism.

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Daniel on Recreation and Leisure

Daniel on Recreation and Leisure

Recreation and leisure is fun but does not always come easy.

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Daniel on Self-Advocacy

Daniel on Self-Advocacy

What is self advocacy and why it's important.

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Effective Professional Development for Educators

Effective Professional Development for Educators

Describes effective professional development for educators.

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Encouraging Independence

Encouraging Independence

Parents sharing how they support independence for their son with autism.

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Ensuring Educators are Managing Their Own Behavior

Ensuring Educators are Managing Their Own Behavior

The importance of fidelity of implementation and data collection for educators.

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Everyone Must Work

Everyone Must Work

The importance of work regardless of disability or the severity of that disability.

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Family Consortium

Family Consortium

Rosemary and Caroline discuss the benefits of family consortiums.

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Futures Planning from an Educator Perspective

Futures Planning from an Educator Perspective

Important aspects of futures planning from an educator perspective.

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Futures Planning: Aiming for Best Case Scenario

Futures Planning: Aiming for Best Case Scenario

How educators can bring up the topic of planning for the future to families. ​

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Guardianship

Guardianship

Important information for parents as they consider what kind of adult decision-maker their child will be.

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Honoring Student Preferences

Honoring Student Preferences

Don't force a a reluctant student to "join the rest" if he is more comfortable watching the group and following along, especially if he can show that he is learning the content.

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Hopes and Dreams

Hopes and Dreams

Parents share their hopes and dreams for their son.

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How is Fidelity Accomplished?

How is Fidelity Accomplished?

Ensuring fidelity in implementing skills learned through professional development or other trainings.

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Identifying Student Preferences

Identifying Student Preferences

Developing a like/dislike list for each student could be a boon to teaching strategies and support positive behavior change and maintenance.

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Important Concepts for Students with Unique Needs

Important Concepts for Students with Unique Needs

Consideration of non-negotiables for students with disabilities in the educational setting.

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Individualizing a Student's Schedule

Individualizing a Student's Schedule

Shawn demonstrates a need for a different schedule and his teachers appropriately respond.

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Large Team Strategy to Support Students

Large Team Strategy to Support Students

How large groups of professionals can come together to effectively support one student. ​

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Measuring Student Progress

Measuring Student Progress

Student progress is sometimes measured in small increments. Marissa shares how a student's "win" makes her day.

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Medicaid Programs in Texas

Medicaid Programs in Texas

The benefits of the Medicaid Waiver Program for families, and how school professionals can help families ensure they are on the waiting list.​

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Offering a Replacement

Offering a Replacement

Priscilla recognizes her student's sensory motor needs and offers him an appropriate, alternative item to chew.

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Parent-Professional Relationships

Parent-Professional Relationships

The importance of building and developing relationships between educators and parents.

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Parental Needs for Transition Planning

Parental Needs for Transition Planning

Parents talking about the importance of building a network and thinking ahead.

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Person-Centered Planning

Person-Centered Planning

The importance and benefits of person-centered planning ​as a part of planning for a student's future.

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Personal Networks

Personal Networks

The importance of developing a personal network to build support for the future.

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Problem Solving

Problem Solving

Marissa shares her experiences with others, if a strategy or intervention doesn't work today, try something else tomorrow. Keep at it.

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Recording Student Progress

Recording Student Progress

​Marissa talks about collecting data using information from the student's entire educational team.

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Rob Pennington Ph.D., BCBA-D Introduction

Rob Pennington Ph.D., BCBA-D Introduction

Who is Robert Pennington, PhD, BCBA-D?

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Self-Advocacy and Self-Determination

Self-Advocacy and Self-Determination

Importance of self advocacy and self determination and strategies that may be beneficial in building these skills.

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Setting Goals

Setting Goals

Parents talking about preparing their son for his future.

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Social Skills

Social Skills

Parents talk about supporting social relationships with their son.

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SSI: Medicaid Eligibility

SSI: Medicaid Eligibility

Parents and educators need to understand SSI and Medicaid to support transition.

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Teaching Language

Teaching Language

Michelle teaches the language for a small group activity through the use of a peer model, teacher modeling, and visual supports.

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Teaching Priorities

Teaching Priorities

​Marissa talks about how a three-week professional development opportunities has changed her professional practice.

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The Future

The Future

A mom talks about the thoughts she has when considering the future.

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Training as a Behavior Change Procedure

Training as a Behavior Change Procedure

Professional development as a behavior change procedure.

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Transitioning Outside

Transitioning Outside

Staff teaches students how to use the picture schedule system to transition outside.

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Why is Fidelity Important?

Why is Fidelity Important?

Understanding why fidelity is important to skill acquisition.

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