CAHELP Guide of Professional Learning Courses

Autism Introduction and Connection to Practices AUTISM

For more information or to register for this training, visit: https://www.cahelp.org/

The overview of autism spectrum disorder (ASD) describes the primary characteristics of autism. social communication differences, repetitive behaviors, and the impact both have on daily functioning. Additionally, participants will be introduced to a list of 28 evidence-based practices (EBPs) for autism and how these EBPs can be used to support individuals with autism in the classroom, in the community, or in the home. Participants will independently view an online module then participate in a scheduled 2-hour session connecting information from the module to practices in the classroom, in the community, or in the home. This time will include opportunities to ask questions, share insights, and access additional resources and examples of supports in practice.

Intended Audience

Anyone new to autism, educators, service providers, families, and community members.

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 JENNIFER ROUNTREE PROGRAM SPECIALIST – (760) 646-8000 x288  jennifer.rountree@cahelp.org # 03:00 Hours

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For more information or to register for this training, visit: https://www.cahelp.org/ Helping Students with Autism Excel in the Least Restrictive Environment AUTISM

This course will focus on the psychological theories of autism and how a student’s weakness in any of them may impact their ability to access the curriculum or excel in any environment. Through the presentation of case studies, three psychological theories will be discussed and shown to directly impact students with autism and their ability to access academic content and a less restrictive environment. Participants will also determine how evidence-based practices (EBPs) can be used to help students progress toward and meet specific standards and classroom expectations. Participants will learn the three psychological theories that affect students with an autism spectrum disorder (Theory of Mind, Central Coherence, Executive Function) and how they relate to autism. Participants will also learn how weaknesses in each of the above-mentioned areas inhibits progress toward academics and participation in the least restrictive environment. Participants will discuss EBPs and how they can be used to help support the student based on current needs and determine ways to increase student progress and success in the least restrictive environment.

Intended Audience

Special education teachers, general education teachers, paraprofessionals, site administrators, and speech- language pathologists.

LCAP Priorities

 JENNIFER ROUNTREE PROGRAM SPECIALIST – (760) 646-8000 x288  jennifer.rountree@cahelp.org # 03:00 Hours

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