March is Disability Awareness Month

Often, people with disabilities who are successful, athletic, employed or simply good neighbors are put in the spotlight as an inspiration to others. Through portrait-style photography and attention-grabbing copy, this year’s Disability Awareness Month theme and poster artwork – “I’m Not Your Inspiration” – emphasizes that people with disabilities are people first. They are co-workers, classmates and neighbors who want to be fully included in their communities – just like everyone else.

The Governor’s Council provides standardized kits to Indiana residents who are interested in conducting awareness campaigns.

http://www.indianadisabilityawareness.org/

Universal Desgin for Learning

Universal design for learning (UDL) is a framework to improve and optimize teaching and learning for all people based on scientific insights into how humans learn.  CAST – UDL

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Universal Design for Learning Guidelines

***Preparing for Your Student’s Special Education Conference

PDF Version of Information

Date: October 17th

Time: 6:00-8:30 pm

Last ½ hour will be for questions

Location:
Durgan Elementary
1840 S. 18th Street Lafayette, IN 47905

RSVP by Oct. 14th

Choose One: kwotherspoon@lsc.k12.in.us or 765-771-6006

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***Tips for Addressing the Behavior Problems of Your Child on the Autism Spectrum

Tips for Addressing the Behavior Problems of Your Child on the Autism Spectrum (flyer pdf)

DATE: October 17, 2016

TIME: 7:00 – 8:30 pm

LOCATION: Wabash Center

2000 Greenbush Street

Lafayette, IN 47904

PRESENTER:   Dr. Cathy Pratt, BCBA-D

SPONSORED BY: Autism Society of Indiana (ASI)

Greater Lafayette Area Special Services (GLASS)

Indiana Resource Center for Autism (IRCA)

RSVP choose one:

Email: kwotherspoon@lsc.k12.in.us

Phone: 765-771-6006

***Training: Para and Classroom Assistants Training Announced

If you are a new LSC or GLASS para or an LSC classroom assistant, training will be offered this fall through a partnership with the Lafayette Adult Resource Academy also known as LARA. The training will consist of one, 3 hour session held at LARA in the afternoon/early evening from 3:30-6:30pm. We have worked with LARA to set aside six different dates from which you can choose one (1). Your participation in the training is optional but you will be compensated at your normal rate of $10.90 per hour for the three hours of attendance via yellow claim which will be completed as the training session ends at LARA each evening. LARA has free child care available to those that take advantage of this opportunity. To reserve a spot in a class, contact LARA at 765-476-2920 or laraoffice@lara.lafayette.in.us The classes will be filled as people make contact with LARA. You may choose to attend one (1) of the following dates:

September 6
September 8
October 4
October 6
November 1
November 3

Trainings will be held at LARA which is located at the Washington Education Center, 1100 Elizabeth Street, Lafayette. Please call or e-mail LARA today to choose a date of training.