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Upcoming SOWIC Events:


SOWIC Academy Sessions 2014-2015

Who: All Staff (District Employees and SOWIC Employees)
Where: SOWIC Main Office
1207 N. Larkin Ave, Joliet
Cost: FREE
RSVP to or call 815-741-7777

Autism Spectrum Disorder in 2014: An Overview of Current Trends- Part 1

This workshop will provide an overview of the diagnostic and intervention trends related to individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorder. The participants will learn of basic changes to the DSM V as related to Autism Spectrum Disorder diagnosis, ISBE eligibility and Autism Spectrum Disorder, and current research related to epidemiology studies. The majority of the session will be devoted to reviewing the outcomes of the National Professional Development Center on Autism Spectrum Disorders as it relates to evidenced based practices for educating students of all ages who exhibit the unique learning style associated with Autism Spectrum Disorder. Overview of evidenced based intervention methodologies, support strategies and outcome measures will be included. Participants will leave with a bundle of resources for future, immediate use in their educational settings and more importantly an understanding of evidence based practices and how to use references for learning and using methodologies as well as and evaluating efficacy of selected methodology use with students.

Next Generation Science Standards: “Where do I start?”

This workshop is designed to support staff as they interpret and implement the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS). Staff will be provided an overview of the new science standards. Through a collaborative process participants will engage in activities around understanding Scientific and Engineering Practices, Cross Cutting Concepts, and Disciplinary Core Ideas.


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