Thursday, October 15, 2015

Wilson Reading, Read 180, Reading Mastery, Voyager Math and CCEE Connection to Common Core State Standards

Wilson Reading Programs and Alignment to Common Core State Standards 

Read 180

Reading Mastery Signature Series

Reading Assistant and Common Core State Standards

Voyager Math and Common Core State Standards

Common Core Essential Elements for Math, English Language Arts, and Science

Saturday, October 10, 2015

First Responder, Law Enforcement, and Caregiver Training on Autism

Reserve your calendars: 
First Responder, Law Enforcement, and Caregiver Training on Autism
Monday October 19, 2015
Taylor County Education Center
Training conducted by Autism Alert Inc. 

1. First Responder Training on Autism (including Police, EMS, 911, and Medical Staff)
1:00 pm to 4:00 pm

2. Additional Training on Autism for Law Enforcement
4:00 pm to 5:00 pm

3. Caregiver Training on Autism
6:00 pm to 8:00 pm

* Topics Covered will include: 
  • Overview of Autism and Asperger's Syndrome
  • Signs and Symptoms
  • Interaction Guidelines (including approach, de-escalation, communication, assessment, interviewing, and transport strategies
  • Specific scenarios for first responders, fire, EMS, 911 operators, etc
  • Community Partnerships
  • Resources
  • for more information
* Training is sponsored by the Taylor County Autism Support Group, Medford Area Public School District, and other sponsors who are interested. 

** Register by contacting Director of Special Education and President of the Taylor County Autism Support Group Joseph Greget at 715-748-2316 ext 324 or emailing him at 

*** Official registration flyer and more information will be forthcoming

Autism Resources

Top 10 Things Every Child with Autism Wishes You Knew:

1. I am a child
2. My senses are out of sync
3. Distinguish between won't (I choose not to) and can't (I am not able to)
4. I am a concrete thinker; I interpret language literally
5. Listen to all the ways I'm trying to communicate
6. Picture this! I'm visually oriented
7. Focus and build on what I can do rather than what I can't do
8. Help me with social interactions
9. Identify what triggers my meltdowns
10. Love me unconditionally

District Autism Resources
Here is a list of our district Autism Related Resources including but not limited to:
  • DPI Archived Resources
  • Addressing Challenging Behaviors
  • Re-thinking Challenging Behaviors (Dr. Glenis Benson)
  • Asperger Syndrome and High Functioning Autism
  • Teaching the Hidden Curriculum
  • PBIS for Students with Autism
  • Power Cards, Comic Strip Conversations, Social Stories
  • Visual Supports
  • Effective Instructional Strategies
  • Autism 101
  • Functional Behavioral Assessments
These resources are through past in-district presentations from Dr. Glenis Benson, CESA Autism Consultant Mandy Reinke, CESA 10 Autism Consultant Jan Vajgrt, DPI links, and more. 

Here is a link to the resources on our school district website:

Upcoming Trainings in 15-16
In the 15-16 school year we are looking forward to presentations/consultations from Dr. Glenis Benson, Dr. Jodi Nuernberger, Autism Consultant Mandy Reinke, Dr. Ronald Hager, Autism Alert Inc's First Responder/Law Enforcement/Caregiver Training on Safety for Autistic Children, DPI Webinars, DPI Statewide Autism Trainings for staff, and more.  More information and details to come. 

Thank You
Thank you to the village for everyone working together to help our students, families, and staff.  

IEP Goals and Objectives Resources

Here are some resources to help write IEP Goals and Objectives: 

Intervention Manuals
Here is the information from the Intervention Manuals (with the IEP goals and objectives also included).  If you need copies of these for your reference, then please complete a purchase order. Samples of these are available in my office (and some other sped teachers) if you want to see them as well. 

Manual which are relevant include: 

Emotional Behavioral Disabilities Intervention Manual
Learning Disabilities Intervention Manual
Early Childhood Behavior Intervention Manual
Attention Deficit Disorder Intervention Manual
Adaptive Behavior Intervention Manuals

IEP Goal and Objectives Banks

Here is a link as well for some sample online IEP Goals and Objectives - 

IEP Goal Bank for Speech Language -

IEP Goal Bank for each SLD area, Adapted PE, OT, PT, and Functional Academics:

Autism Speaks Transition Tool Kit

Autism Speaks Transition Tool Kit

Autism Speaks is excited to announce the launch of our updated Transition Tool Kit, a guide to assist people with autism and their families as they navigate the journey from adolescence to adulthood. In addition to updates to all existing content, new sections have been added on critical subjects such as independent living skills, safety, digital literacy and more! Since its original launch in February 2011, the Transition Tool Kit has been downloaded more than 30,000 times and mailed out free of charge to more than 6,000 families.

Autism Transition Tool Kit
  • Self Advocacy
  • Developing Independent Living Skills
  • Planning for Transition
  • Legal Matters to Consider
  • Community Living
  • Employment and Other Options
  • Postsecondary Educational Options
  • Housing and Residential 
  • Health
  • and more
Transition in Wisconsin Resource

Wilson Just Words Resources

Wilson Just Words In-District Support Options
  • Consult with * Wilson In-District Trainer Kris Brander
  • Consult with a Wilson Reading Level II Certified Staff member - Misty Galli, Ann Jochimsen, Kathy Schumacher, and/or * Kris Brandner
  • Observe another staff teaching the program
  • Have another staff observe you teaching the program
  • Attend Wilson Reading Implementation meetings
Wilson Just Words Program Fidelity Checklist

Wilson Academy
We have access to the Wilson Academy which helps provide multiple resources for staff using Wilson Just Words.  
  • Interactivities
  • Lesson plans
  • Print materials
  • Considerations for ELL students
  • Whiteboard activities
  • Word Cards
  • Cue Cards
  • Letter tile template
  • Worksheets
  • Guided proofreading posters
  • and so much more
Here is the information: 

Password: Medford

Wilson Just Words Student Profile

Wilson Just Words Scheduling Options

Wilson Just Words Student Assessment