For Families

CARD-USF has developed this library of online training presentations that are available for you to view or to download.

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Preparing for Summer

Participants will learn about Extended School Year Services (ESY), various summer programs and techniques for making other summer activities successful.

Understanding Early Signs. Cover Image

Introduction to Being an Algebra Detective

This presentation is the initial module in an ongoing series to provide constituents, families and teachers insight to explaining Algebra in a practical, concrete and visual manner.

Understanding Early Signs. Cover Image

Preparing for Your Child�s IEP (Presenter)

This presentation will provide you information on the special education process. You will learn ways to effectively communicate your child's needs and to actively participate in the IEP meeting. It will teach parental roles and responsibilities, as well as the school's roles and responsibilities. Participants will leave with the ability to feel like an equal partner in the IEP process

Preparing for SummerCover Image

Preparing for Summer

Participants will learn about Extended School Year Services (ESY), various summer programs and techniques for making other summer activities successful.

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Autism Spectrum Disorders: An Overview

This down-loadable, free multimedia presentation defines and provides basic information about autism spectrum disorders.

New training with updated DSM-V information!

Defining Asperger Disorder

Defining Asperger Disorder (Presenter)

A video presentation detailing Asperger disorder.

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Understanding Early Signs of Autism (Presenter)

There are four objectives to this tutorial.  They are: To review the milestones of early development and the differences in children with autism spectrum disorders. To identify potential differences in early development that serve as “red flags” for additional evaluation. To provide a brief summary of early childhood screening tools. To illustrate the outcomes of the diagnostic and intervention process through sharing one child’s experience.

Walking the Walk

Walking the Walk (Video)

The story of one family's perspective of their daily life with autism.

Young Children with Autism Spectrum Disorder: What to Look For

Behavior

Understanding Early Signs. Cover Image

Addressing Challenging Behavior (Presenter)

This presentation will provide information about many causes of challenging behavior, strategies for how to predict and prevent behaviors, what to do in the case of a �meltdown� and an overview of the process of teaching new behaviors in the home through the use of visuals, prompts, reinforcement and positive support.

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Reinforcing Desirable Behaviors (Presenter)

This presentation will provide you with information on using reinforcement in your everyday lives to teach others desirable behaviors.  Reinforcement is a powerful tool to increase motivation, teach new skills and build self-esteem in children and adults.

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Understanding the 3 B's: Beliefs, Behavior and Building Support (Presenter)

This tutorial will guide your understanding of the basic beliefs and concepts that are a starting point for building a positive, effective and long lasting behavior supports for your child.

Health and Wellness

Sleep Issues for Individuals with ASD, cover

Addressing Sleep Issues

Addressing Sleeping Issues Participants will learn different techniques to reset their child’s sleep cycle.

Feeding Issues for Individuals with ASD, cover

Addressing Feeding Issues

Participants will learn strategies to facilitate the introduction of new foods and expanding their child's food choices.

Caring for the Caregiver, cover

Caring for the Caregiver

Related Resource Materials:

Dental Care for Individuals with ASD, cover

Dental Care for Individuals with ASD

Doctor talking to teen.

Critical Pathways to Adulthood: Health Literacy, Communication and Self-Management

Additional Resource Materials:

Picky Eaters...cover

Picky Eaters vs Problem Feeders

Additional Resource Materials:

Pediatric Sleep Problems, cover

Pediatric Sleep Problems and ASD

Additional Resource Materials:

Autism and Recreation: Getting Off the Bench

Learning/Skills

Understanding Early Signs. Cover Image

Using the Algebra Detective's Toolbox to Solve Algebraic Equations

This presentation is the second module of an algebra series, Part 1 of 3, to provide constituents, families and teachers to explore the CARD Algebra Detective’s Tool Box. The concept of algebraic equations and inverse operations are introduced in this module.

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Creating Visuals

This presentation will introduce various types of visual strategies and their functions. Participants will learn the functional use of visual supports and how they can be used in a child�s everyday life. They will also be able to develop a plan for creating and using at least one visual support strategy.

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Enhancing Communication

This presentation will introduce basic terminology and variety of forms of non-symbolic and symbolic communication. Participants will learn the major milestones of communication and language development and they will become familiar with effective strategies for teaching communication to children with autism.

Understanding Early Signs. Cover Image

Introduction to Being an Algebra Detective

This presentation is the initial module in an ongoing series to provide constituents, families and teachers insight to explaining Algebra in a practical, concrete and visual manner.

Cues and Prompting. Cover Image

Cues and Prompting (Presenter)

This presentation will provide you with information about the use of cues and prompting strategies, a very important part of teaching a new skill.

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Differentiating Mathematics Instruction for All Students (Module)

This module focuses on how to use the guidelines for differentiation along with sound mathematical strategies guided by a responsive decision-making framework so that all students can achieve at the highest level.

Differentiating Math...cover image

Differentiating Reading Instruction for Students: Making It Explicit (Module)

This module is designed for teachers who want to enhance their skills in teaching students who are experiencing reading difficulties, especially those with significant and persistent difficulties.

Differentiating Science...cover image

Differentiating Science Instruction for All Students (Module)

This module focuses on how to use the guidelines for differentiation along with a high-quality science curriculum guided by a responsive decision-making framework so that each student can achieve at the highest possible level.

Walking the Walk

Enhancing Engagement in Science (Presenter)

This presentation will offer strategies for home and school to support students with ASD in learning the science curriculum.

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Learning to Play With Your Child With Autism (Presenter)

This tutorial will show you how to engage in play with your child.  Play is important in the development of a child’s language and social skills.

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Toilet Training (Presenter)

This tutorial addresses 3 main areas of toilet training.  They are: To identify the challenges associated with toilet training a child with autism. To define the readiness skills needed for toilet training. To provide information about strategies that can be implemented when toilet training a child with autism.

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Visual Supports - Creating the Right Tool for the Job (Presenter)

This tutorial will provide you with the guidance you will need for choosing the right visual support and constructing it with careful consideration for how your child learns.

For Educators

CARD-USF has developed this library of online training presentations that are available for you to view or to download.

Preparing for SummerCover Image

Preparing for Summer

Participants will learn about Extended School Year Services (ESY), various summer programs and techniques for making other summer activities successful.

Autism Spectrum Disorders: An overview. Cover Image

Autism Spectrum Disorders: An Overview

This down-loadable, free multimedia presentation defines and provides basic information about autism spectrum disorders.

New training with updated DSM-V information!

Defining Asperger Disorder

Defining Asperger Disorder (Presenter)

A video presentation detailing Asperger disorder.

Young Children with Autism Spectrum Disorder: What to Look For

Accommodations/Inclusion

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Accommodations and Modification (Presenter)

This tutorial will give information about accommodations and modifications in the classroom and will explain the differences.

Administrator's Guide to Educational Programming. Guide Cover Image

Administrators Guide to Educational Programming for Students w/ASD (Printable materials)

The classroom observation instruments below can be utilized by general and special education teachers as well as administrators to align classrooms with essential components that best serve students with autism spectrum disorder. Please consider these materials as a package:

  • Administrator Training Video this video will give school administrators information on best practice strategies for both General Education and Special Education classrooms. This training is an introduction to a package of materials that includes the items below.
  • Administrator Guide identifies educational foundations for students with autism, regardless of the classroom setting.
  • Self-contained autism classrooms
  • General education classrooms
    • Observation instrument (Autism Observation Instrument for General Education Classrooms)
    • Tutorial (to guide the use of this instrument during classroom observations)
Believe in One; Believe in All. Cover Image

Believe in One; Believe in All

A video detailing inclusion of a student.

Autism and Recreation: Getting Off the Bench

Behavior

Reinforcing Desirable Behaviors. Cover Image

Reinforcing Desirable Behaviors (Presenter)

This presentation will provide you with information on using reinforcement in your everyday lives to teach others desirable behaviors.  Reinforcement is a powerful tool to increase motivation, teach new skills and build self-esteem in children and adults.

Promoting Social Competence. Cover Image

Promoting Social Competence for Students with Autism (Presenter)

This tutorial is intended to expand your knowledge of some of the foundational concepts that are a part of teaching not just social skills, but social competence, to students who don’t intuitively understand how to interact successfully with others.

Understanding the 3 B's. Cover Image

Understanding the 3 B's: Beliefs, Behavior and Building Support (Presenter)

This tutorial will guide your understanding of the basic beliefs and concepts that are a starting point for building a positive, effective and long lasting behavior supports for your child.

Learning/Topics

Understanding Early Signs. Cover Image

Using the Algebra Detective's Toolbox to Solve Algebraic Equations

This presentation is the second module of an algebra series, Part 1 of 3, to provide constituents, families and teachers to explore the CARD Algebra Detective’s Tool Box. The concept of algebraic equations and inverse operations are introduced in this module.

Enhancing Communication Cover Image

Creating Visuals

This presentation will introduce various types of visual strategies and their functions. Participants will learn the functional use of visual supports and how they can be used in a child�s everyday life. They will also be able to develop a plan for creating and using at least one visual support strategy.

Enhancing Communication Cover Image

Enhancing Communication

This presentation will introduce basic terminology and variety of forms of non-symbolic and symbolic communication. Participants will learn the major milestones of communication and language development and they will become familiar with effective strategies for teaching communication to children with autism.

Understanding Early Signs. Cover Image

Introduction to Being an Algebra Detective

This presentation is the initial module in an ongoing series to provide constituents, families and teachers insight to explaining Algebra in a practical, concrete and visual manner.

Cues and Prompting. Cover Image

Cues and Prompting (Presenter)

This presentation will provide you with information about the use of cues and prompting strategies, a very important part of teaching a new skill.

Differentiating Reading...cover image

Differentiating Mathematics Instruction for All Students (Module)

This module focuses on how to use the guidelines for differentiation along with sound mathematical strategies guided by a responsive decision-making framework so that all students can achieve at the highest level.

Differentiating Math...cover image

Differentiating Reading Instruction for Students: Making It Explicit (Module)

This module is designed for teachers who want to enhance their skills in teaching students who are experiencing reading difficulties, especially those with significant and persistent difficulties.

Differentiating Science...cover image

Differentiating Science Instruction for All Students (Module)

This module focuses on how to use the guidelines for differentiation along with a high-quality science curriculum guided by a responsive decision-making framework so that each student can achieve at the highest possible level.

Walking the Walk

Enhancing Engagement in Science (Presenter)

This presentation will offer strategies for home and school to support students with ASD in learning the science curriculum.

Supporting Literacy for Students with Autism. Cover Image

Supporting Literacy for Students with Autism Spectrum Disorders (Presenter)

Provides an overview to the issues and challenges that often occur in the development of literacy skills for students with ASD. This tutorial also provides specific strategies to promote reading abilities for these students.

Visual Supports. Cover Image

Visual Supports - Creating the Right Tool for the Job (Presenter)

This tutorial will provide you with the guidance you will need for choosing the right visual support and constructing it with careful consideration for how your child learns.

Teacher Planning

Getting Started: 10 Most Important Things for a Teacher to do. Cover Image

Getting Started: The 10 Most Important Things for a Teacher to do (Presenter)

This tutorial will briefly identify 10 things that are most important for getting your school year off to a good start.  Some of them you’ll be able to do right away.  Others will take a bit of time to establish.

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National Standards Report: Translating Research into Educational Practice (Presenter)

By Susan Wilczynski, Ph.D., BCBA.
These modules provide a current overview to the findings and implications of the National Standards Report. Modules 1-4 and 6-7 contain interactive quizzes for review of content.

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Using an Activities Planning Matrix (Presenter)

An activities matrix is a tool that allows teachers to identify opportunities to address specific instructional targets for these students in the context of typical academic instructional activities. This tutorial will show you how to do it.

For Healthcare Professionals

Training Tutorials for Healthcare Professionals

Preparing for SummerCover Image

Preparing for Summer

Participants will learn about Extended School Year Services (ESY), various summer programs and techniques for making other summer activities successful.

Autism Spectrum Disorders: An overview. Cover Image

Autism Spectrum Disorders: An Overview

This down-loadable, free multimedia presentation defines and provides basic information about autism spectrum disorders.

New training with updated DSM-V information!

Young Children with Autism Spectrum Disorder: What to Look For

Other Training Links

Transition and Employment Services for Individuals with ASD

Participants will learn about the benefits of employment for individuals with ASD, effective workplace supports, and The Learning Academy employment services.


 

CARD State-Wide Website Training Resources

This link will take you to the CARD State-Wide Website which includes all CARD sites in the State of Florida and their resources.


Preventing Challenging Behavior: A Model for Young Children with Autism Spectrum Disorder

From The Technical Assistance Center on Social Emotional Intervention for Young Children (TACSEI). This web and teleconference event includes a recorded on-line presentation and a live teleconference discussion during which participants had the opportunity to ask presenters questions about the topic.

Resources

Autism Library

Online Training

Support Groups

Materials & Links

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