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Supporting Students with Autism in Education

A 3 credit (90 Act 48 Hours) online course - With more and more students being diagnosed with Autism Spectrum disorders, it is important for educators to examine their perceptions and expand their knowledge base of this disability category in order to meet these students' needs. Time Frame: 3/1/19 - 3/22/19

Session 1: Autism Spectrum-The class participant will examine the latest research from the National Institute of Mental Health on Autism Spectrum Disorders.

Session 2: Social Aspect of Autism-The class participant will explore the social idiosyncrasies of students with autism.
Modern movie portrayals of people with autism
Examine "The Social Code," a program to promote social inclusion
Social Stories

Session 3: Working with Students with Autism in your Classroom-The class participant will research strategies and interventions to utilize in the classroom when working with students with autism.
Multiple learning modalities
Promoting on task behavior
Defining teacher role vs. assistant role

Session 4: Setting your Classroom up for Success - the particpant will review teacher tested strategies for supporting students with autism in their classroom.
Creating calm classroom climate
Building positive relationships between home and school
Augmentative and alternative communication options

Session 5: Autism and the Law. The class participant will examine current case studies dealing with students with autism in the classroom.
Case studies of current legal cases
IEP development
IEP implementation

This is an online course. An introductory letter will be sent a few days before the start date with information on how you will participate in this event.
Michael and Rhonda Bielawski are the instructors.

Event Dates

Friday 01 March 12:00 AM

Event Options

CPE Credit: 3
In County Cost: $450
Out of County Cost: $450