April 2012: Autism Awareness Month

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As part of Autism Awareness Month, HANDS in Autism® Interdisciplinary Training and Resource Center & Resource Center will offer many exciting events across the state and online:

Webinar Recordings

ASD: Using Research to Guide Clinical Care for Non-Researchers: View the Recording
Presented by C.Erickson, MD, Christian Sarkine Autism Treatment Center, IU Health, Riley Hospital for Children

  • You will learn about treatment selection, complementary/alternative medicine, vaccination, comorbid disorders, and more!

Culturally Responsive Practice View the Recording
Presented by S.Ritter, The Equity Project

  • Often heard, yet seldom defined, culturally responsive practice is a developmental process that includes self-awareness, understanding similarities and differences between cultures and connecting with students and families from cultures different then your own. This breif workshop will offer strategies in each of the aforementioned areas.

What are Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD)? View the Recording
Presented by T. Neal, Ed.S., HANDS in Autism

  • The presentation will provide an overview of autsim spectrum disorders, characteristics, learning styles and impact of Common challenges.

Assistive Technology and Accessible Instructional Materials in Indiana View the Recording
Presented by D.McNulty, PATINS Project

  • An introduction to the PATINS Project and the Indiana Center for Accessible Materials (ICAM) Services to Indiana's K-12 Schools.

Navigating the Funding Maze: View the Recording
Presented by J. Akers, Family Voices of Indiana

  • A wide variety of state and federal programs provide funding for people who have autism and other disabilities. This training will provide an overview of programs, their eligibility requirements and enrollment procedures. Learn more from families who have used these services themselves.

Using Data to Know if Treatment is Making a Difference View the Recording
Presented by S. Wilczynski, PhD, BCBA, Ball State University

  • If you are parent you seek treatment for your child so he can meet his potential. If you are a service provider, you deliver treatment to produce socially meaningful improvements in a child’s, adolescent’s, or adult’s life. But how do you know if what your doing is making a difference. This presentation provides an overview of how to collect and use data to show if the treatment you are using is making a difference. Using data to know if you are making a difference means you can maximize a learner’s long-term outcomes.

Your Next Patient Has ASD: Tips & Strategies View the Recording
Presented by J.Rusyniak, BCBA, HANDS in Autism

  • Tips and strategies for medical providers

Effective Job Placement for People with an ASD View the recording
Presented by Molly Lang & Tim White, Noble of Indiana

  • Present real life examples of persons with ASD successfully performing in the workplace environment

Health Insurance Coverage for Autism Spectrum Disorders. View the Recording
Presented by M. Trivdei, Volunteer Autism Advocate

  • Participants will learn about the Indiana Health Insurance Mandate for Autism Coverage, and other Health Insurance Options for People with ASDs

Grow Up! : Transitioning out of the Classroom: April 24, 11am-12 pm EDT. View the Recording
Presented by S.Savage & G.Chesterfield, Project SITE, IU

  • We will discuss our experiences developing and coordinating community based learning programs over rthe past 7 years. Partnering with Indianapolis Public Schools, Indiana University/Purdue Univeristy Indianapolis, East Seals Crossroads and Sycamore Services we have created and coordinated programs designed to work with transition age students with disabilities to build transition skills including Vocational, Educational, Social, and Safety skills in community program settings. We will discuss the use of systematic instruction, person centered, person directed planning, environmental analysis, vocational experiences, jobs, community service, etc. Programs discussed will include vocational programs and post secondary education programs.

iPad Basics and Introduction as an Assistive Technology and Accessible Materials Tool. View the Recording
Presented by D.McNulty, PATINS Project

  • Will include information on creating accessible content for the iPad and the iBooks app using free tools. Due to the technical difficulties, the recording used was made in September 2011 as partof Educator Conference

Building Collaborative Relationships with Your School:. View the Recording
Presented by T. Neal, Ed.S, HANDS in Autism and L. Floyd, PhD Student at Ball State University, HANDS in Autism Graduate Assistant

  • This session will provide tips and insights from both a parent and school perspective to help both parties implement strategies to promote, positive collaborative relationships.

Proactive Behavior Strategies and Behavior Intervention. View P1 | View P2| View P3
Presented by J.Rusyniak, BCBA, HANDS in Autism

Effective Tips for Consulting with and within School Settings:View the Recording
Presented by N. Swiezy, PhD, HSPP and T. Neal, Ed.S., HANDS in Autism

  • Effective consultation involves consideration of federal and state regulations, individual contexts, and varying school cultures. This session will highlight these components with considerable focus on tips and strategies for collaborative relationships that both inform and enrich the practices of those involved and help to set the stage for success.

Facts about Charter Schools & Students with Disabilities View the recording
Presented by K.Hope, JD, Office of Charter Schools, Ball State University

Virtual Resource Fair & Showcase

Grown from a traditional one-day on-site fair that is limited to visits only by the local community, we would like to expand the opportunity for caregivers as well as educational and medical professionals from throughout the state to learn about resources available both on the local and state level, attend lectures, and even talk to the provider without ever leaving the comfort of your own office or home.

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Enter the Virtual Awareness and Resource Fair!

Enter the Virtual Showcase!

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Resource Points

With the support of Local Community Cadres, we will have resources brought to many communities.

Click the tabs below to find out schedules for different locations.

Indianapolis, IN - Click to Open

Riley Hospital for Children Atrium: Every Monday in April, 8am-4pm

University Hospital: Every Friday in April, 8am-4pm

Methodist Hospital: Every Friday in April, 8am-4pm

Fort Wayne, IN - Click to Open

Materials will be disseminated in local libraries. Come back later for more details!

Evansville, IN - Click to Open

April 23, 2012 (Monday) | 10am-4pm CDT: Integrative Music Therapy (621 S. Cullen Ave., Suite 118 Evansville, IN 47715; (812) 491-9400)

April 24, 2012 (Tuesday) | 10am-4pm CDT: Deaconess Riley Children Services (4133 Gateway Boulevard, Suite 210, Newburgh, IN 47630, (812) 858-3131)

April 25, 2012 (Wednesday) | 10am-4pm CDT: St. Mary’s Center for Children (3700 Washington Avenue, Evansville, IN 47750, (812) 485-7425)

April 26, 2012 (Thursday) | 10am-4pm CDT: Behavior Networks (5062 S. Plaza Drive, Newburgh, IN 47630, (812) 490-2826)

April 27, 2012 (Friday) | 10am-4pm CDT: Easter Seals Rehabilitation Center(3701 Bellemeade Avenue, Evansville, IN 47714,(812) 479-1411)

April 30, 2012 (Monday) | 10am-4pm CDT: Evansville Vanderburgh School Corporation (Culver Family Learning Center (1301 Judson Street, Evansville, IN 47713,(812) 435-8487)

Bloomington, IN - Click to Open

Materials will be disseminated in local schools and medical offices. Come back later for more details!

Terre Haute, IN - Click to Open

Materials will be disseminated in local schools. Come back later for more details!

Lafayette, IN - Click to Open

Materials will be disseminated in local school. Come back later for more details!

View recordings of 2011 Autism Virtual Fair Presentations