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A Good Transition Plan
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A Good Transition Plan

What does a good transition plan entail?

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Administrator's Role in Transition
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Administrator's Role in Transition

"Transition is important for every person." Help your administrators foster a culture where transition planning is equally important for every student! Featuring Erik Carter, Ph.D., Cornelius Vanderbilt Professor of Special Education at Vanderbilt University.

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Approaching Employers
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Approaching Employers

When approaching employers for your students, focus on their strengths and the value your students can bring to their organization. Featuring Erik Carter, Ph.D.

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Behavior as a Form of Communication
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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
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Best Practices for Following Up

Best practices for conducting observations and follow-up.

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Broadening Horizons
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Broadening Horizons

Finding what students are good is at the heart of providing transition services. Featuring Erik Carter, Ph.D.

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Collaborative Teaming
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Collaborative Teaming

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

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Connecting Students to Life
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Connecting Students to Life

Successful transition for students includes connecting them to "Life," experiences outside of school.

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Creating environments for neurodiverse learners
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Creating environments for neurodiverse learners

Before trying to "fix" a child's behavior, try adjusting the learning environment to accommodate all neurodiverse learners. Good advice from Dr. Barry Prizant, Autism consultant and author of "Uniquely Human."

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Critical Conversations: Importance of Safety
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Critical Conversations: Importance of Safety

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

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Critical Conversations: Introduction
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Critical Conversations: Introduction

Who is Bobbie Gallagher?

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Critical Conversations: Sexual Needs and Desires
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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
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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
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Daniel on Employment and Independent Living

Finding and maintaining jobs from an individual with autism.

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Daniel on Recreation and Leisure
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Daniel on Recreation and Leisure

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

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Daniel on Self-Advocacy
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Daniel on Self-Advocacy

What is self advocacy and why it's important.

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Effective Professional Development for Educators
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Effective Professional Development for Educators

Describes effective professional development for educators.

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Ensuring Educators are Managing Their Own Behavior
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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
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Everyone Must Work

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

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Expectations Matter
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Expectations Matter

No matter the student, set great expectations for them and help support their growth!

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Family Consortium
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Family Consortium

Rosemary and Caroline discuss the benefits of family consortiums.

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Futures Planning: Aiming for Best Case Scenario
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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
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Guardianship

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

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How is Fidelity Accomplished?
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How is Fidelity Accomplished?

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

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How to Fade Reinforcers
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How to Fade Reinforcers

Your goal should be to fade reinforcers to more naturally occurring reinforcers. Featuring Sasha Long, founder of the Autism Helper.

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How to Use Reinforcement
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How to Use Reinforcement

Get the buy-in when using reinforcement so your students get that connection between the reinforcer and the behavior. Featuring Sasha Long, founder of the Autism Helper.

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Identifying Students Needs and Strengths
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Identifying Students Needs and Strengths

The special educator's job is to identify student needs and supports. With transition, focus on the things that students CAN do.

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Important Concepts for Students with Unique Needs
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Important Concepts for Students with Unique Needs

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

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Large Team Strategy to Support Students
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Large Team Strategy to Support Students

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

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Learning from your Inappropriate Responses
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Learning from your Inappropriate Responses

Remember that "Behavior Change" really starts with ourselves. But, sometimes, YOU will respond inappropriately to "bad" behavior. That's okay. Sasha Long, BCBA, M.A. tells us why you should take your inappropriate responses as learning opportunities.

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Medicaid Programs in Texas
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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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More Paperwork?
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More Paperwork?

Does transition planning require a lot of paperwork? Of course it does, but flip your thinking and hyperfocus on your students' strengths and individualized. Do this and we promise doing paperwork will be efficient.

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Parent-Professional Relationships
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Parent-Professional Relationships

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

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Personal Networks
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Personal Networks

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

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Planned Ignoring
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Planned Ignoring

Planned ignoring can be an effective strategy, but you also need to have a replacement behavior. Featuring Sasha Long, founder of the Autism Helper.

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Rob Pennington Ph.D., BCBA-D Introduction
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Rob Pennington Ph.D., BCBA-D Introduction

Who is Robert Pennington, PhD, BCBA-D?

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Self and mutual regulation
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Self and mutual regulation

What is the value of self-regulation and mutual regulation? Featuring Barry Prizant, Ph.D., co-developer of the SCERTS model, a comprehensive and multidisciplinary approach designed to improve communication and social-emotional functioning of young children with autism.

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SSI: Medicaid Eligibility
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SSI: Medicaid Eligibility

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

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Training as a Behavior Change Procedure
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Training as a Behavior Change Procedure

Professional development as a behavior change procedure.

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Transition Assessment
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Transition Assessment

Doing good assessment allows educators to craft the best possible plan for our students. Featuring Erik Carter, Ph.D.

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Transition is a Life-Long Process
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Transition is a Life-Long Process

Transition is a life-long process, beginning long before and after kids leave school. Featuring Erik Carter, Ph.D.

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Transition Services will Look Different
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Transition Services will Look Different

Depending on where you live, transition services and planning will look different. Featuring Erik Carter, Ph.D.

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What about time-outs?
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What about time-outs?

Can time-outs be an effective strategy? Yes. Featuring Sasha Long, founder of the Autism Helper.

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What are causes of problem behaviors?
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What are causes of problem behaviors?

Teachers and parents can actually cause problem behaviors! Featuring Sasha Long, founder of the Autism Helper.

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What behavior is communication?
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What behavior is communication?

All behavior is communication whether you're in a gen-ed classroom or a special ed classroom. Lean on your fellow teachers when you might need help. Featuring Sasha Long, founder of the Autism Helper.

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What behavior is functional?
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What behavior is functional?

Reducing problem behaviors creates better learning, social and academic opportunities. Featuring Sasha Long, founder of the Autism Helper.

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What Expectations Should I Have?
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What Expectations Should I Have?

Often we come up with a plan that's specific to a behavior, but when that plan evolves, so should your expectations and purpose. Featuring Sasha Long, founder of the Autism Helper.

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What is a Replacement Behavior?
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What is a Replacement Behavior?

The key to behavior change is replacing the behavior of the problem behavior. Featuring Sasha Long, founder of the Autism Helper.

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Why is emotional memory important?
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Why is emotional memory important?

Let's think more about our students' emotional memory. Are your students happy in their learning environments? Is there anything you can quickly change to mitigate anxiety in your students? Featuring Dr. Barrry Prizant, Autism Consultant and author of "Uniquely Human."

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Why is Fidelity Important?
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Why is Fidelity Important?

Understanding why fidelity is important to skill acquisition.

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