Western NE ASD Community March 2015

Upcoming Trainings

Happy Spring Everyone!

Finally the weather seems to have given us a break and the days are lovely, so I hope you are all enjoying the warmth while it lasts. Here is the list of upcoming trainings available to you for FREE via the Nebraska Autism Network through the end of the school year. Please be sure to sign up now for any you may be interested in attending. We are in the homestretch for the end of the school year, so hang in there!

Remember that EVERYONE is invited to participate in the training opportunities below, so parents, community members, teachers, paraprofessionals, and administrators check out these opportunities and get signed up!

NE ASD CONFERENCE- A Spectrum of Supports

Thursday, April 9th, 8:30am to Friday, April 10th, 4pm

416 West Talmadge Road

Kearney, NE

IT'S FINALLY HERE AGAIN! Join us for our annual conference where you will be inundated with great speakers, networking and LOADS of strategies and knowledge to take home with you! Regular registration deadline is March 20th, so follow this link to the flyer and sign up now! It's gonna be fabulous!!



Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) Demystified - presented by Central Region ASD Team

Where: GIPS Admin Building- 123 South Webb Road, Grand Island NE

When: March 24th 8-3 Central Time

Cost: FREE

To Register: Contact Polly Hays at (308) 237-5927

April Trainings

Transitioning Your Student on the Spectrum - Presented by Kelly Anne Ergle

Tuesday, April 21st, 3-4pm

This is an online event.

It's time to get transition plans in place for those students who will be moving to a new class or school next year! Join us for this one hour webinar that will provide you with the steps you need to take now to make transition as seamless as possible.

***Note that the time is Mountain Time so make adjustments as needed for your zone

To Register: soar@esu13.org or call Perla at 308-635-3696

April 1, 2, 8, & 9 Four Part Series on Data Collection: Four Steps to Behavior Change, Presented by Helen Miller, M.A., CCC-­‐SLP & Kim Meyer, Ed.S.

Wednesday, April 1st, 2-2:45pm

This is an online event.

Part 1: Selecting & Defining Behavior(s) (April 1st) https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/N7GF878

Part 2: Obtaining a Baseline Measure (April 2nd) https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/N7BXPRQ

Part 3: Evaluating Data (April 8th) https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/N7HWDNJ

Part 4: Continuing to Gather Data (April 9th) https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/N9NG953

**Times are Mountain so make adjustments to your schedule as needed

To Register click on the survey monkey link for each session

PLAY- It's not as easy as it looks! Presented by Teri McGill

Wednesday, April 22nd, 9am-3pm

Education Service Unit 16 - Ogallala

Play is work for many of our kids on the autism spectrum. Join us for a day of learning the principles of teaching play, how to teach object play and how to teach multi-step play schemes.

**Note time is Mountain Time so make adjustments for your zone as needed

Registration: soar@esu13.org or contact Perla at 308-635-3696

Teaching Strategies for Students with High Functioning Autism - presented by Annette Wragge

Thursday, April 23rd, 9am-3pm

ESU 16 Ogallala

Working with students on the spectrum who are high functioning or have been diagnosed with Asperger's Disorder? This training will give you tips and techniques to make sure your students are getting all they need for a great education experience!

**Time is Mountain so be sure to make adjustments to your schedule as needed

To Register: soar@esu13.org or Contact Perla at 308-635-3696


Circle Time or Small Group Engagement, Presented by Katie Wells, M.S. Ed.

Wednesday, May 6th, 2-2:45pm

This is an online event.

To register, please click on the following link:


*Time is Mountain so make adjustments as needed to your schedule

How Do I Prepare For My New Student With ASD- Presented by Teri McGill

Wednesday, May 27th, 12-2pm

This is an online event.

Getting a new student next year who is on the spectrum? Be sure to sign up for this webinar training for helpful teaching tips, preparations, and communication ideas.

**Time is Mountain so make adjustments to your schedule as needed

To Register: Contact Christy at CVlcek@esu3.org

Two Day Structured Teaching- Presented by Teri McGill and Mary Flory

Wednesday, June 3rd, 8:30am to Thursday, June 4th, 3:30pm

6949 South 110th Street

La Vista, NE

This is a MUST HAVE training for teachers working with students on the spectrum. Learn the principles and techniques for organizing the educational setting and learning experiences for students on the spectrum.

Registration: Contact Christy at CVlcek@esu3.org

Introduction to Verbal Behavior (ABLLS-R)- Presented by Deb Rauner and Teresa Schultz

Wednesday, June 10th, 8:30am to Thursday, June 11th, 3:30pm

6949 South 110th Street

La Vista, NE

Another MUST KNOW training! Working with students who have poor or no language skills can be difficult. Learn how to assess your students' skill sets and make a plan of action for IEP goals using the ABLLS-R

Registration: Contact Christy at CVlcek@esu3.org