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"Backpack ConnecƟon" Resources for Teachers and Families The Technical Assistance Center on Social EmoƟonal IntervenƟon for Young Children (TACSEI) offers a series of Backpack ConnecƟon handouts on their website. This series provides a way for teachers and families to work together to help young children develop social emoƟonal skills and reduce challenging behavior. Teachers can send a handout home in a student’s backpack when a new strategy or skill is introduced in the classroom. Each handout provides informaƟon to help parents stay informed about what their child is learning at school and specific ideas on how to use the strategy or skill at home. Topics include understanding different emoƟons, developing social skills, and managing rouƟnes and schedules. The series is available at www.challengingbehavior.org/do/resources/backpack.html.
Special Olympics Offers Resources for Educators “Get Into It” is a service learning curriculum provided by Special Olympics and available on their website. The curriculum is designed to advance students’ civic knowledge, moƟvate them to
become advocates for others, and promote acceptance of all people, with or without disabiliƟes. The curriculum provides lesson plans for different age groups, and includes interacƟve acƟviƟes and experienƟal role plays. The curriculum also has a “Movies that Move” feature, which provides clips from films and television shows that promote inclusion and criƟcal thinking. To access the curriculum, visit geƟntoit.specialolympics.org/educators/ and create a free login account.
Guide for Developing School Emergency Plans The Obama AdministraƟon released comprehensive emergency guidelines on school safety for school districts. These guidelines were assembled from contribuƟons by four federal agencies ‐The U.S. Departments of Homeland Security, EducaƟon, JusƟce and Health and Human Services. The plan includes informaƟon about how schools can plan for emergencies more effecƟvely, and provides specific quesƟons that emergency management planning teams will need to address. The guidelines also focus on specific federal legislaƟon, detailing how and when acts such as Family EducaƟonal Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) and the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) will apply to emergency situaƟons. To view the guide click this link: rems.ed.gov/docs/REMS_K‐12_Guide_508.pdf. ADA Anniversary Toolkit
The Southeast Americans with DisabiliƟes Act (ADA) Center released an ADA Anniversary Toolkit to celebrate 23 years of the ADA. The toolkit contains resources from the ADA NaƟonal Network and the ten regional ADA Centers, including an overview of the act and its history, disability staƟsƟcs, and public service announcements. You can access the toolkit at adaanniversary.org. For President Obama’s proclamaƟon for the ADA anniversary, visit Ɵnyurl.com/ly5pbds.
MARK YOUR CALENDAR Sensory SensiƟve Movies The Quail Springs and Crossroads theaters in Oklahoma City and the Moore Warren theater in Moore offer sensory sensiƟve showings for children with auƟsm or other disabiliƟes and their family members. For more informaƟon and showing Ɵmes, visit www.amctheatres.com/sff or www.warrentheatres.com/sensorysensiƟve.asp. Upcoming showings: ○ Aug. 24: Planes and The Smurfs 2 (Moore Warren) ○ Aug. 31: Planes (Crossroads and Quail Springs) ○ Oct. 5: Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs 2 (Crossroads, Quail Springs, and Moore Warren) Sept. 17: Vinita On the Road Family PerspecƟve Conference, 8 a.m.‐3 p.m. Craig County Fairgrounds, 915 E. Apperson Rd., Vinita, OK Register at: ontheroadvinitaconference.eventbrite.com Sept. 26: DDSD WaiƟng List MeeƟng, 1:30 p.m. State Capitol Complex, Sequoyah Building, Room C 47 Visit okwaiƟnglist.org for more informaƟon. Looking Ahead: The 2014 SABE (Self Advocates Becoming Empowered) NaƟonal Conference will be at the Cox ConvenƟon Center in Oklahoma City, OK on October 10‐12, 2014. The Center for Learning and Leadership is helping self‐advocates to coordinate the event. RegistraƟon informaƟon and conference details will be provided at a later date. NON-PROFIT ORG.
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