Monday (August 17th or August 24th)
Intro to Autism and ABA: 3 hours
This introductory training provides an overview of the diagnostic criteria of Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) and the learning and behavioral characteristics of individuals with ASD. The principles of Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) will also be covered along with common characteristics of ABA programs for students with ASD.
Tuesday (August 18th or August 25th)
Reinforcement and Data Collection Strategies and Communicating Effectively with Families and Colleagues: 3 hours
This training reviews the principles of delivering effective reinforcement and includes examples of common reinforcement systems utilized with learners with ASD. The importance of data collection for measuring student progress and practice of common data collection strategies is also included. Participants will also learn strategies for communicating effectively with coworkers and student’s families.
Wednesday (August 19th or August 26th)
Preventing and De-Escalating Challenging Behavior: 3 hours
Participants in this training will develop an understanding of why challenging behavior occurs and learn a variety of proactive strategies to prevent the occurrence and escalation of challenging behavior. Strategies for effectively de-escalating challenging student behavior will also be reviewed.
Thursday (August 20th or August 27th)
Classroom and School Support Strategies for Students with Autism: 3 hours
In this training participants will learn strategies for successfully supporting students with ASD in general education settings and activities. An emphasis is placed on strategies for increasing student independence and fading out adult support.
Friday (August 21st or August 28th)
Supporting and Working Collaboratively with Families and Designing Data Collection Systems During Remote Learning: 3 hours
Participants in this training will develop an understanding of the challenges for special education families related to remote learning and will cover strategies for empathizing with parents/guardians and working collaboratively with families to develop goals and plans for manageable remote learning. Participants will also learn strategies for designing data collection systems for student IEP goals or remote learning goals useful for measuring and reporting on student progress in remote learning programs.
Workshop Cost: $200 for full week or $50 per day (Friday workshop is included for all participants at no cost!)
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If you are interested in registering a large group of staff, paying with a Purchase Order, or have any questions feel free to email Megan Cyr at firstname.lastname@example.org.