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Archived News: What's New
February 2013

VCU-ACE Now an Approved BACB Type II CE Provider!

VCU-ACE is excited to announce that we have now been approved as a provider of Type II continuing education, by the Behavior Analyst Certification Board, Inc. Beginning soon, some of the webcasts offered by VCU-ACE will be presented by Behavior Analysts (BCBAs) and Assistant Behavior Analysts (BCaBAs) for 1.0 Type II CE per webcast. Stay tuned for more details!

Live webcasts are offered the second Tuesday of each month and last approximately 1 hour, from 3:30-4:30 p.m. For viewer convenience, these live webcasts are also archived for future viewing at anytime. Please visit our website for more information on webcasts and to register for both the live and archived webcasts.


Paraprofessionals in Wise County Share Results of Live Training!

VCU-ACE provided three days of live training to all paraprofessionals in Wise County Schools in August 2012. Recently, several of these paraprofessionals related how this training has made a positive difference in their work with students with autism through a video interview. VCU-ACE and Wise County Schools are pleased to spotlight these paraprofessionals from Wise County, VA who have successfully completed the VCU-ACE paraprofessional training. Please visit the VCU-ACE PARAPro website page to view the video!


2 New Autism Practice Briefs Now Available in VCU-ACE Resources!

VCU-ACE has developed two new Practice Briefs on Communication, which have just been added to the Communication Resource Page. Individuals with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) often have difficulty with communication. Typically, those with Asperger’s Syndrome, or high functioning autism, have difficulty getting their message across or sustaining conversation. Others with autism have trouble developing speech and might not ever fully develop spoken language. Therefore, many individuals with ASD will need alternative means in order to communicate. Autism Q & A: Introduction to Alternative and Augmentative Communication provides an introduction to Alternative and Augmentative Communication (AAC) devices for individuals with ASD.

In Autism Q & A: Introduction to Teaching Young Children with Autism Spectrum Disorders to Verbally Communicate we explore how to teach verbal communication to children with ASD. Each child is different and possesses various strengths and skills and verbal communication may be easier to learn for some children than it is for others. Because of this, verbal communication may be the primary way to communicate for some children while others may use it to supplement other modes. Regardless, the steps to teaching verbal communication are similar for all young children and can be applied to those on the spectrum who are learning to communicate.

Visit the Factsheets and Briefs page in our Resources section to see the entire list of topics available!


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