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The Alternate Assessment Participation Guidelines is intended to help guide an ARC in determining whether the Kentucky Alternate Assessment (Alternate K-Prep) based on alternate achievement standards, is the most appropriate assessment for an individual student with the most significant cognitive disability.
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This course will give educators 1) an overview of what co-teaching is 2) how to establish a partnership 3) approaches 4) effective planning 5) instructional strategies and finally 6) using PDSA.
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This course reviews preparation for a student as they prepare to transition from high school into employment. In addition, how support organizations fit into the broader picture of transition, and how Kentucky has used opportunities like the Workforce Innovations Opportunities Act (WIOA) to broaden our supports to youth with disabilities.
This course shows the parents of children with significant disabilities how to start preparing for meaningful employment throughout the school years. We outline what competitive employment means, how to create a vision statement for the future, how to explore and develop works skills and talents, how to address concerns, and what resources you can use to help your child achieve his or her dreams.
The Alternate Assessment Participation Guidelines is intended to help guide an ARC in determining whether the Kentucky Alternate Assessment (Alternate K-Prep) based on alternate achievement standards, is the most appropriate assessment for an individual student with the most significant cognitive disability.
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Transition 102: Important Predictors for Post-School Success describes the strongest, evidence-based correlates of post-school competitive employment for youth with intellectual  and developmental disabilities.  The second part of the module discusses four additional variables related to successful  transitions for students with significant disabilities, and highlights the resources available to educators and other professionals in Kentucky in putting these predictor variables into practice.
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This course provides an overview of the current status of employment outcomes for youths with intellectual and developmental disabilities in KY, the key steps in the transition process itself, the legal requirements and the roles of each agency, types of employment available (competitive, supported, and customized), and the development of measurable post-secondary goals for transition-age youth.
This series of professional development modules focuses on basic elements of supporting communication and language development in students who do not use oral speech and who also may have intellectual disabilities.
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This one hour training is an overview of how earned income may affect eligibility for an entitlement to social security disability benefits and supplemental security income.
The Alternate Assessment Participation Guidelines is intended to help guide an ARC in determining whether the Kentucky Alternate Assessment (Alternate K-Prep) based on alternate achievement standards, is the most appropriate assessment for an individual student with the most significant cognitive disability.
This module is designed to help give guidance to ARC members when completing the Participation Guidelines for the Kentucky Alternate Assessment.
This module includes information regarding requirements for the Cap on the percentage of students who may be assessed with an Alternate Assessment aligned with alternate academic achievement standards.
The Alternate Assessment Participation Guidelines is intended to help guide an ARC in determining whether the Kentucky Alternate Assessment (Alternate K-Prep) based on alternate achievement standards, is the most appropriate assessment for an individual student with the most significant cognitive disability.
This module describes how a district can use a variety of data sources to understand and describe the students who typically participate in the alternate assessment.
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The goals of this course are to 1) describe the rationale for the use of visual supports 2) identify the components of visual supports in the classroom3) develop, organize, and implement visual supports in the classroom and 4) develop, implement, and track outcomes of visual supports.
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A functional behavior assessment can be used when the intensity, duration, or type of interfering behavior creates safety concerns or impacts a child’s development. In this course you will explore a module hosted through AFIRM.
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In this course, you will identify types of data collection systems and use data to make informed decisions for students with moderate to severe disabilities.
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There needs to be a willingness to follow through, to be consistent and to change program when it is not working.  This may mean to seek assistance from a support person in your district to ensure we are teaching students alternative ways to respond to stress and emotions.
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Building teacher and paraprofessional teams is key to creating a positive work environment and a positive learning environment for students.
Paraprofessionals are an essential part of the team to support student learning; make sure paraprofessionals are made to feel valuable on a daily basis.
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This course provides various examples of instructional strategies that you may use as a starting point in planning appropriate programming for your students. The content is not intended to be fully inclusive.
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Prompting is an effective practice to increase the success and generalizability of target skills or behaviors for learners with autism. In this course, you will explore two external courses to learn more about promoting and how to apply prompting in activities.
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Literacy is the ability to read and interact with book and text materials. But how do we include children with disabilities who are unable to access traditional reading materials? Through the information presented in this course, you will understand the components of literacy for students with moderate and severe intellectual disabilities.
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Scheduling for students with significant intellectual disabilities can be a daunting task especially since we often don’t have control over changes to the master schedule.  This is compounded in most cases by teachers serving multiple grade and ability levels. It is very important to “hit the ground” running with a well-planned schedule at the beginning of each year so that bad habits aren’t formed and routines are clearly established for students and adults.