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(2016 | 2017) | Useful to Parent Centers for sharing with schools and parents of children on the autism spectrum. Two training modules are available from the IRIS Center on evidence-based practices for educating children with autism spectrum disorder. Autism Spectrum Disorder (Part 1): An Overview for Educators provides information on the early signs of autism […]

Useful to Parent Centers in SSIP work and school reform Interested in implementation science? Want to learn what it’s all about? Visit the Active Implementation Hub and use its online modules. The modules are short (45-60 minute) and designed to be self-paced or blended with pre-service and in-service training. They include content, activities, […]

(July 2013) Useful to Parent Centers in: SSIP work, system reform, work with families Designed as a blueprint for training, this module can be used by state leaders and regional center staff to support district-level staff who are new to student learning objectives (SLO) and in the early stages of implementation. About SLOs | An SLO is […]

There are red flags to look for that can help to determine what supports will be most effective for students with Tourette Syndrome (TS). However because symptoms of TS are frequently misunderstood, these ‘red flags’ are often thought of as being “purposeful behaviors” and not related to the disability. This document gives a partial list of […]

On December 10, 2014, Secretaries Burwell (HHS) and Duncan (DOE) announced the release of a policy statement on expulsion and suspension practices in early learning settings. Exclusionary discipline practices occur at high rates in early learning settings, and at even higher rates for young boys of color. As part of this commitment, HHS will dedicate […]

Teachers can play an important role in helping students recover from a concussion as they return to school. Making short-term changes to students’ school work load and schedule—and giving them the time to help their brain heal—can help them get back to their regular school routine. CDC’s “Heads Up to Schools: Know Your Concussion ABCs” […]

The IRIS STAR Legacy modules cover topics relevant to future teachers, administrators, and other school personnel. The modules include a challenge, interactive activities, and multiple opportunities for sharing and assessment utilizing the web and CD technology. The resources in this module provide helpful tips on setting up the physical aspects. http://iris.peabody.vanderbilt.edu/module/v01-clearview/

This 2008 document from NECTAC describes broad, but essential components for an effective infrastructure to develop, support, and maintain early childhood transition practices. It attempts to define a conceptual framework for transition and to identify key considerations for providing technical assistance to address the APR transition indicators. The document is designed as a framework and […]

The National Professional Development Center on ASD developed foundational information on Autism Spectrum Disorders including recommended and evidence-based practices for early identification and diagnosis, as well as for intervention and education. The topics covered in this online course include Understanding PDD and ASD, Characteristics of Individuals with ASD, Assessment for ASD, Guiding Principles, Factors that […]

The IRIS STAR Legacy modules cover topics relevant to future teachers, administrators, and other school personnel. The modules include a challenge, interactive activities, and multiple opportunities for sharing and assessment utilizing the web and CD technology.This module is designed to help teachers build positive relationships with families. http://iris.peabody.vanderbilt.edu/module/fam/