Wednesday, January 29, at 10:00 AM
Accommodating Autism in the Classroom
Autism is here to stay, so we as educators need to learn how best to educate this portion of our school population. This webinar provides a brief overview of Autism Spectrum Disorder and how to identify it.
Much of the discussion centers around how to create the best learning and social environment for kids on the spectrum and their typical peers. We also discuss behavioral interventions that can prevent outbursts and behavior escalations in the classrooms.
Attendees of this webinar learn:
- Incidence rate of Autism and why it seems to be increasing so much
- Main characteristics of Autism
- What can you do in your school/classroom to include and accommodate these children and their families?
- How can you contribute to success for kids with Autism?
- Behavioral interventions that can prevent outbursts and behavior escalation in the classroom
Kate McDonald, Autism Behavior Consultant
Kate has been working with children and families dealing with autism for over ten years as a private therapist, consultant, and advocate. She also is the parent of a 14 year old child with autism, which gives her a unique professional/personal perspective. She was the founding President of the Autism Society of the Mid-South. Kate has her master’s degree in Special Education with an emphasis in Autism Spectrum Disorders.