People with disabilities and those who support them need access to the right materials, technology, and training to ensure they can live their best lives for their whole lives.
To build their capacity, OCALI provides online training, coaching, professional development, and technical assistance to school districts, human service agencies, families, and many others. Using evidence-based strategies with real-life examples, we help to increase people’s knowledge and enhance their practices to better serve and support individuals, families, and professionals.
Check out our latest offerings and resources.
New and Updated Autism Internet Modules (AIM)
Individuals with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) have unique strengths and challenges. Understanding the underlying characteristics of ASD and effective practices that support their needs is essential. Created by experts and practitioners and grounded in evidence-based strategies, this collection of 48 free, self-paced modules is designed to help users better understand, identify, plan for, collaborate, and support individuals with autism within their school or organization.
Check out our newest modules Behavior Intervention Plan (BIP), Using Special Interests in the Classroom, and Emotional Vulnerability, along with several existing modules that have been updated. Explore modules.
Accessible Educational Materials Video
Accessible Educational Materials (AEM) are materials designed or converted in a way that makes them usable across the widest range of student variability regardless of format. The Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) holds provisions that students with print disabilities have access to specialized formats of printed materials, typically audio, braille, digital, and large print.
Students with disabilities may have difficulty accessing print in the same way as their peers. In this new video, viewers will learn from AEM users, educators, parents, and state and national leaders about how AEM can be a game changer for those with print disabilities. Watch video.
Behavior Assessment and Planning with Evidence-based Interventions
This coursework is designed to provide a comprehensive, in-depth understanding of how to use functional behavior assessment and positive behavioral intervention planning to decrease interfering behaviors and teach new skills. Evidence-based interventions are presented with videos of expert interviews, perspectives from people on the autism spectrum, and case examples in homes, schools, work sites, and the community.
This training program is based on the Registered Behavior Technician Task List and is designed to meet the 40-hour training requirement for the Registered Behavior Technician (RBT) credential. The program is offered independent of the Behavior Analyst Certification Board (BACB).
Pick the 40-hour course that best suits the population you work with or support, whether Toddler and Preschool Age (for young children through kindergarten), School Age (for elementary and middle school students), or Transition Age (for high school students and young adults in transition). Explore now.
Statewide Directory of Providers
OCALI’s Statewide Directory of Providers Serving Learners Who are Deaf/Hard of Hearing or Blind/Visually Impaired lists contact information for Ohio service providers. This directory is designed to increase the connection to needed services; whether it is upon diagnosis, when transitioning to college and/or career, or at any time during the person’s journey. This directory:
- Provides one comprehensive resource for those who may be looking for service providers.
- Creates a service provider network, building professional communities, and providing opportunities for planning for service models.
- Assists Ohio’s teacher preparation programs with identifying possible mentors for teacher candidates.
- Connects newly identified families and providers when a diagnosis is received or connects resources as individuals transition to college and/or careers.