S.M.A.R.T goals are the strength of a great IEP. When developing goals for your child's Individual Education Program always remember to think: Specific, Measurable, Attainable, Realistic and Timely. Have you ever looked at your child's Goals and/or Objectives carefully? Do you understand what the specific goal is or even what it means? You should. If the goal isn't understandable to you it probably isn't to others. A goal should be written in a way that everyone understands what is being asked of the student so the teaching will be consistent. A goal should be able to be measured with documentation that is factual and direct so education is purposeful and tailored for the specific student.
Understanding the Individual Education Program assures you the confidence you need to help your child get the education they deserve as the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act says you should.
FREE 1 day Autism Workshop in Rogers, Oct. 9 sponsored by NWA Autism Support and Criminal Justice Institute
I wanted to let you all know of a basic training 1 day conference in Rogers the NWA Autism Support Group, in conjunction with the Criminal Justice Institute of U of A, is sponsoring that would benefit many staff in the local Public Schools.(including School Resource Officers), or ANYONE INTERESTED IN LEARNING MORE ABOUT AUTISM!
The guest speaker will be Dianna Varady,Parent Coordinator for Arkansas Autism Resource & Outreach Center (AAROC) at Partners for Inclusive Communities - UAMS in Little Rock.
EDUCATORS MAY GET 6 HRS OF PD CREDIT(MAX ALLOWED BY DEPT. OF ED) POLICE OFFICERS GET 7 HRS OF PD CREDIT
IT IS A FREE 1 DAY WORKSHOP !
Course Topic: Introduction to Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD)
Date: Tuesday, October 9, 2012
Time: 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.(LUNCH ON YOUR OWN 1HR)
Location: Center for Non-Profits Building
1200 West Walnut
Rogers, AR 72756
Targeted Audience: School Resource Officers, Administrators, Teachers, Aides, Emergency Personnel, and Police Officers
This seven-hour course will provide fundamental information about what autism is, its associated behavioral characteristics, effective interpretation of behavior, risk management for both the educator/officer and the student, initial response and communication/interviewing strategies. It will also address the alarmingly high victimization rate experienced by people with autism, and provide tips to educators/SROs charged with preventing and investigating these incidents.
Please see attachments for more information and further description of workshop.
There is no cost to attend this class but you must register to attend. To register on-line, visit www.arsafeschools.com and click on Training Announcements. Or you may complete the attached Course Registration Request form and fax it to 501-565-3081.
We would appreciate it if you spread the word to anyone who might need some training on Autism Spectrum Disorders,especially school staff and safety resource/patrol officers.
NWA Autism Support Group
Staff of the Northwest Arkansas Community Parent Resource Center (including original content as well as curated links to various authors around the web.)