Multi-Tiered System of Support Toolkit

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RethinkEd’s MTSS professional development suite empowers educators to identify, track, and put strategies in place across academic, behavior, and social and emotional learning enabling them to optimize effective interventions and monitor progress for all students.

Special Education Toolkit

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RethinkEd’s Special Education Success solution combines technology and research to power a comprehensive suite of tools that deliver innovative, scalable, individualized, defensible and evidence-based supports for students with special needs.

The Research Behind MTSS

The Research Behind MTSS by Christina Whalen, PhD, BCBA (Director of Research)

MTSS is an important framework used in schools in every state to support all students withacademics, behavior, social and emotional learning, and mental health.

RethinkEd Webinar Summary: Empowering Educators to Support Students with Autism and Related Disabilities (April 28, 2022)

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Panelists Houston ISD Dr. Charlotte Fontenot (Senior Manager for the AU, Behavior, and Intensive Intervention Team at Houston ISD) (Contributing Faculty for Walden University) Anthony Jones (Manager for Intensive Intervention Services Team in the Office of Special Education Services) East Baton Rouge Parish School System Adam Smith (Associate Superintendent) Tracy Smith (Autism Program Facilitator) Moderated […]

One Size Does Not Fit All: Autism Spectrum Disorders

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April is Autism Awareness Month. This is a great time to build our understanding and to celebrate these individuals, their loved ones, and their educational and behavioral support teams. Not one person with Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD) is the same. With an estimated prevalence of 1-2% of the U.S. and worldwide population, ASD is not […]

5 Things a Student with Autism Wishes His Teachers Had Known

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If students are like flowers, then students with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) are a unique and extraordinary part of the garden that is a school. At first, we may seem out of place – our differences stand out and you can’t take your eyes off us. However, you will quickly come to realize that what […]

Tips for Creating Employability Opportunities for Students with Neurodiverse Conditions

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Students with neurodiverse conditions such as autism spectrum disorder, developmental delays, ADHD and social anxiety have tremendous strengths that could benefit any employer. As educators, our end goal for ALL students includes having them learn, practice, and model employability skills. We also want employers and coworkers to see our students with neurodiverse conditions as capable young adults […]

Taking Parent Fear and Anxiety out of the Evaluation and IEP Process

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Talking with numerous educators over the years, I have heard many colleagues express significant concern regarding how anxiety- and fear-provoking the initial special education evaluation and IEP development process can be for parents and caregivers, especially when the area of autism is being considered. Instead of focusing on the hope that comes with the collaboration […]

Effective Reinforcement Strategies for Children with Autism

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by Tranika Jefferson, BCBA, LBA Many teachers have used “First ___, then ____” statements in planning lessons for teaching with their students with autism. For example: As adults, we also use “First ___, then ____” statements in our everyday lives. For example: Essentially, this method of using “First ___, then ____” statements is a behavioral analytic strategy […]

The Forgotten Service Providers: Rethinking Paraprofessional Collaboration

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In delivering special education programming, it is becoming more and more common to support our students with disabilities within the general education classroom. No one will argue that students with disabilities, including those who have autism, don’t benefit from being around their general education peers and the high expectations that come with the general education […]

Early Intervention and Beyond: Top 5 Tips for Teaching a Child with Autism

About this FREE Webinar Early intervention can be crucial in helping children with autism be successful in school and in life, but effective intervention can begin at any age. Teaching a child with autism can be easier than you think and fun for you and your child or student!  Whether you’re an educator, parent, or […]

Mind Your Ps and Qs: Teaching Social Skills to Reduce Challenging Behavior

About this FREE Webinar Challenging behavior in the classroom is one of the most highly discussed topics in public education. Teachers frequently report that disruptive behavior is their greatest concern and has a significant impact on their job satisfaction. This session will focus on what teachers do best – facilitate student learning and teach students […]