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    PBIS & MTSS Training

    There are several PBIS and MTSS trainings coming up that may be of interest to school counselors and their teams. Here are a few opportunities:… Read More

  • Section 504 Basics

    Participants will learn the basics of 504’s: when they are needed, what documentation is required, and how to monitor over time. This workshop… Read More

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    Using Routines Within Routines to Support Peer Mediated Interventions

    This training on routines will demonstrate how purposeful and effective routines can provide a high- quality learning environment. Participants will use a hands-on approach to… Read More

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    10 Things You May Not Know About AAC 

    (from Praactical AAC) 1. AAC supports speech development. This has been documented in multiple research studies and in clinical practice, too. When provided with AAC, the vast… Read More

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    OUR Students: Universal Design For Learning — Lee Ann Jung

    Save the Date! Lee Ann Jung is Coming to GWAEA! Lee Ann Jung Ph.D., is the founder and CEO of Lead Inclusion, a program devoted… Read More

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    Grant Wood AEA’s College for Kids Prepares Area Middle Schoolers For a Range of Career Paths

    Each year, hundreds of middle school students from Cedar Rapids and surrounding communities enrich their education with classes they won’t normally attend in… Read More

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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