THINKing+change E-newsletter

THINK+change is The Arc of Aurora's training and education program that strives to change knowledge, attitude , and behavior to ultimately  improve the quality of life for people with  intellectual and other developmental disabilities (IDD), their families, and the professionals in their lives.

THINKing+change is our E-newsletter about  TALKS, TRAININGS, TOOLS to help in your work for/with people with IDD  

Year 2          |          Issue  3      |          September 2019
Greetings ~  

Autumn is approaching, so cozy up and fall  into NEW TALKS, TRAININGS, and TOOLS from THINK+change!

In this issue, check out:
  • NEW TALKS on Disability Bias
  • NEW online TRAININGS for Every Victim Matters
  • NEW Every Victim Matters poster TOOL
  • NEW 6th edition Communication Quick Tips TOOL
  • Our reintroduced vodcast/podcast TRAININGS on Individualized Education Plans (IEP) 
Stay curious, 
Jean N. Solis, MA
THINK+change | The Arc of Aurora
THINK+change TALKS are provocative, in-person or video shorts.
Breaking the Barrier of Disability Bias

People with disabilities and their families experience bias everyday.  Hear how five individuals encounter bias and work to break the barriers of those implicit and explicit attitudes.
Want to  listen  to Breaking the Barrier of Disability Bias  podcast  instead?
THINK+change TRAININGS are in-person or online targeted educational opportunities.
Every Victim Matters Online Training

This six-part best practices training series is a perfect primer to help insure you and your team are prepared to support victims who have disabilities. Each online training session includes a pre-and-post test and a short (4 minutes or less) video that focuses on best practices in supporting and interacting with victims who have disabilities. There is no cost for the online training. Pre-/post-tests and wall posters are available for a shipping and handling fee.
Individualized Education Plans (IEP) Training

We invite you to check out this quarter's pod/vodcast topic --  Individualized Education Plans (IEPs).  This five-part series provides basic information on the IEP, including:
  • What an Individualized Education Plan (IEP) is
  • IEP eligibility and evaluations 
  • The differences among Annual, Re-Eval, and Triennial IEPs
  • Behavior Plans and the IEP
  • IEP goals, objectives, and data collection

Don't miss out on these valuable and FREE educational opportunities!
Watch vodcast episodes anywhere and anytime on a phone, tablet, or computer - even a smart TV.

Want to watch the series?   CLICK HERE
*Subtítulos opcionales disponibles en español.
Listen to podcast episodes anywhere and anytime on a phone, tablet, or computer - even in the car or while at the gym.

Want to listen to the series?  CLICK HERE and scroll down

Click here to learn more about previously featured TRAININGS
THINK+change TOOLS are tangible educational products.
Every Victim Matters Poster

Need a TOOL to reinforce best practices for working and interacting with victims  who have disabilities? Check out this 20" x 29" poster available through THINK+change.  Poster content reinforces information from the online  Every Victim Matters  training, described in the  TRAINING  section of this newsletter, and is available for a shipping and handling fee.
Communication Quick Tips

Communication Quick Tips provides tips for communication with citizens with intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDD). This 6th edition TOOL is p erfect for law enforcement, adult protection workers, justice professionals, and others in the community who interact with citizens with IDDs. 

We offer two types of Communication Quick Tips:
  • Colorado Quick Tips: includes how to communicate with those who have an intellectual disability, developmental disability, or autism. Colorado Quick Tips also includes information on Colorado's mandatory reporting law and a listing of all The Arc chapters in Colorado. Colorado Quick Tips is 3"x5", printed back-to-back and in color, and has 5 panels and 4 vertical folds.
  • National Quick Tips: designed for professionals who live in the U.S. but outside of Colorado. National Quick Tips includes information on how to communicate with citizens who have an intellectual disability, developmental disability, or autism; is 3"x5" and printed back-to-back in color; and has 4 panels with 3 vertical folds. One panel is left blank for you to tag with your (and local partners') contact info.
Left to right: National Communication Quick Tips, Colorado Communication Quick Tips.
Click here to view previously featured TOOLS
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