GIG: General Instructional Guidelines
The following resources have been gathered from various sources and have been made available to District 287.
Courtesy of Deb West (DCD, ASD, and TBI Specialist for Wayzata Public Schools)
MAPS - Person Centered Planning Process
- MAPS PowerPoint
- MAPS Handouts
- Data Collection Sheets from Anna Smith (Bloomington School District)
- Cueing Hierarcy Document-pdf
- Decreasing Problematic Behaviors in Students Across the Autism Spectrum - by Dr. Cathy Pratt, Director of Indiana Resource Center for Autism, Indiana Institute on Disability and Community (pdf)
Another Curriculum available, without cost, on the web
Other Web Based Resources Metro ECSU (Educational Cooperative Service Unit) - www.ecsu.k12.mn.us
Navigating the DCD Maze: (Manual) - http://www.mnlowincidenceprojects.org/dcdresources.html
Hennepin County CTIC (Community Transition Interagency Committee) http://www.hennepinctic.com/index.asp
"To connect youth/young adults with disabilities and their families to community resources; empower them to strengthen advocacy skills in order to navigate their life plan."
A resource for Minnesota paraprofessionals working in educaiton and those who support them.
Institute on Community Integration http://ici.umn.edu/welcome/default.html
"Welcome to the Institute on Community Integration. We are a federally designated University Center for Excellence in Developmental Disabilities (UCEDD), part of a national network of similar programs in major universities and teaching hospitals across the country.
"The Family Center is a resource designed to support organizations and programs that work with families of children and youth with disabilities. We offer a range of information and services on the subject of assistive technologies."
Closing the Gap -Assistive Technology resources ---- http://www.closingthegap.com/
TEACCH ---- Treatment and Education of Autistic and related Communication handicapped CHildren --- http://www.teacch.com/
Their mission is: "To enable individuals with autism to function as meaningfully and as independently as possible in the community."
Behavior Analysts, Inc. --- http://www.behavioranalysts.com/
"Provides high-quality,effective interventions for children with developmental disabilities. Provides training to other professionals in the delivery of these services. Provides Behavior Analysis as a treatment of choice for our clients -- we are committed to Behavior Analysis as our profession."
FreeSpirit.com - http://www.freespirit.com/
Free Spirit is a publisher of learning tools that support young people’s social and emotional health. They are based out of Minneapolis. Their mission is to help children and teens think for themselves, succeed in life, and make a difference in the world.
Songs for Teaching - http://www.songsforteaching.com/
This site contains thousands of pages to peruse -- many with lyrics, sound clips, and teaching suggestions. The top educational pros offer practical suggestions based on the latest in brain-based learning. Innovative teachers share their classroom pointers and extension activities using children's music.