Paula Kluth Workshops
StarNet Region IV
March 11 & March 12
March 11: Inclusion: What every parent should know:
March 12: The problem with behavior problems: Supporting Students with Autism and other Disabilities.
Knights of Columbus Hall
1501 W. Fayette Ave.
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Puzzled Minds- Workshop- FREE
Improving Communication & Interaction for
Individuals with Autism
April 25 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Keynote: Joan Gorsuch
2 breakout sessions:
- Using Technology to Support Communication
- Addressing Challenging Behavior
Bremer Conference Center
Danville Area Community College
2000 East Main St, Danville, IL
Register by April 21 by email to
More Info? 217.244.1395
PACER has developed two new videos that parents can access on PACER's website. "Special Education: What Do I Need To Know?" is a 37-minute audio/video overview of special education created to help parents of children with disabilities understand what special education is, how a child might begin in special education, how to resolve disagreements, and what role parents play. The presentation, also translated into Hmong, is funded in part by a grant from the Minnesota Department of Education. A new 30-minute video call "Transition Planning for Children with Disabilities" gives a breif overview of the transition planning process for parents and families of children with disabilities. Find both of the new presentations at PACER's Special Education Rights - (Parents Helping Parents) website page. PACER Center
Autism Research Participants Needed
Writing Practices Research
A graduate student in the Dept. of English is researching the writing practices of U of I students with an ASD. This project involves conducting interviews with students who self-identify as having an ASD and are interested in sharing their experiences with writing both in and outside of the classroom. Participants must be 18 or older, have an official ASD diagnosis and be a current or recent U of I graduate.
Contact: Pamela Saunders, firstname.lastname@example.org
African American Parents' Experiences Accessing Services for Children With ASD
Potential Participants: Please consider participating in this study if:
1. You are an African American parent or caregiver of an African American child who has a primary diagnosis of autism spectrum disorder,
2. Your child is in grades K-5 at a public school in Illinois and qualifies for special education and related services.
In appreciation for your time, you will receive $50 for participating in this study.
For more information please contact: Jamie Pearson, email@example.com, 217-333-0260
Hedda Meadan, firstname.lastname@example.org, 217-333-0260
Impact on Dog Ownership and Autism (No Dog ownership necessary)
Caregivers whose family has children living with autism, with or without dogs, are sought for a 30-60 minutes interview about impact of dog ownership on physical activity in families. This study will examine the effect of dog ownership on the physical activity levels of family living with autism.Barriers and facilitators of owning a dog in family will also be studied. If you are interested in this study please contact one of the researchers at:
Hai Yan (email@example.com, 217-333-2461
Yan Yang firstname.lastname@example.org, 217-607-6667
Zezhao Chen email@example.com, 217-974-0749