Katie Thomas

Creekside Middle School

Carmel Clay Schools

3525 W. 126th Street (Map It!)

Carmel, IN 46032

(317) 733-6420 ext. 6146

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Strategies and Tips for Teaching Self-Determination

While surveying more than 700 parents of students with intellectual disabilities or autism in 2011, researchers at the University of Wisconsin’s Waisman Center asked for suggestions on how to teach children choice making, goal setting, self-advocacy, and self-management skills. The 44-page, online booklet they developed is studded with strategies and tips for parents of children at any age.