Wednesday, November 28, 2007
Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) in the Public School Setting Workshop: The Institute’s Indiana Resource Center for Autism will host a one-day workshop, Thursday, November 29 at the Carmel Educational Service Center, focusing on applied behavior analysis strategies proven effective in public school settings for students with autism. Specific techniques such as reinforcement, teaching strategies, behavior modification, and social skill development will be explored and examples of each will be discussed. Videotape and role play will be used to demonstrate techniques.
You can find a larger description and contact information here. To read this and previous newsletters, head to the FYI newsletter page.
Monday, November 19, 2007
As of summer 2007, Indiana has made its own special contribution to the art world. ArtsWORK Indiana provides information and resources for people with disabilities who would like to pursue careers in art.
CeDIR also has several excellent books on art and art therapy. Here are just a few examples:
Lancelle, Matthew. Sundays with Matthew : a young boy with autism and an artist share their sketchbooks.
Thursday, November 15, 2007
For other information, you might also contact the Indiana Housing Finance Authority (800-872-0371) or the Indianapolis HUD Office (317-226-6303).
Tuesday, November 13, 2007
On Sunday afternoon at 3 pm, turn to WTIU (South Central Indiana public TV) for a compelling and informative documentary produced by the Foundation for Alzheimer’s and Cultural Memory and locally sponsored by the Center on Aging and Community, Institute on Disability and Community. There is a Bridge provides a moving portrayal that helps shift our national focus from a solely medical to a cultural model of dementia. If you are not located in the WTIU viewing area, please watch for your local listings in the coming month. If you’d like further information about the film, the people involved, the foundation, go to the
Monday, November 12, 2007
Thursday, November 1, 2007
- How to use time-out
- How to use prompts to initiate behavior
- How to use planned ignoring (extinction)
- How to teach social skills
- How to negotiate a behavioral contract