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    Peer-to-Peer: Providing Access for ALL Kids

    In this session from 2021 Building Bridges, AEA staff members Sydney Hoffman (SLP) and Lindsay Swartzendruber (Autism Consultant) share a short overview of “Peer-to-Peer”, a… Read More

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    Options for Written Expression

    Writing is a complex, expressive skill that can often be the trigger for frustration and student behavior at school. Expression and ‘showing what you… Read More

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    Ways to Build Engagement and Access: MOVE!

    This year, the Grant Wood AEA Motor Team group got together to pilot some work with classrooms on movement and engagement in learning. This group… Read More

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    Peer Mediated Instruction: One Family’s Personal Experience 

    What happens when kids are explicitly taught how to interact with each other in ways that support the development of communication and social skills? Everyone… Read More

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    Navigating Social Media

    In a digital world, communication via the internet is the norm, especially for teens. Since many individuals with ASD are often uncomfortable with interpersonal social interactions… Read More

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    FREE Registration to OCALICON Ends Soon

    OCALICON, from the folks at OCALI in Ohio, are offering FREE registration for two weeks only to anyone who registers between April 18 and April 30,… Read More

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    Chrome Extensions That Meet Students’ Needs: Building Bridges 2022

    Wondering about options for Chrome Extensions that might meet different student needs? Denise Henry-Orndorff, an instructional coach from Frederick County Schools, put a variety of… Read More

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    Ways to Build Engagement & Access — Use Student Interests

    Ever think about different ways to build engagement in the classroom? It can be hard to feel engaged — the struggle is real for… Read More

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    Coming Soon! Iowa’s AEAs Continue to Add Digital Resources for Students and Educators

    Iowa’s AEAs provide students and educators with no-cost access to high-quality, vetted digital resources. They are proud to announce their lineup… Read More

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    Building More Student Engagement and Access with Bookshare: Building Bridges 2022

    For students who might have print disabilities, paper-based books can be difficult or even impossible to read. While students are receiving instruction in… Read More