Social awkwardness is prevalent among Asperger's Disorder sufferers and renders Asperger's Disorder isolating. The individualized education program for the Asperger's student must serve the student's perhaps gifted intellectual ability yet provide the supports necessary to teach remedial level social and behavioral skills. The United States District Court decisions regarding Asperger's Disorder illustrate the difficulty courts have understanding the disorder and its ramifications.
- Learn better ways for the child to be successful in a regular education setting by establishing correct accommodations for that individual's education plan
- Development of social skills and social integration
- Ideas on how to better form a partnership between the school and the home
- The attendee will be able to discuss the development of social skills.
- The attendee will be able to identify the characteristics of Asperger Syndrome.
- The attendee will be able to review the accommodations in dealing with Asperger Syndrome.
9:00 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.
I. Understanding Asperger Syndrome
A. Disorder Of Asperger Syndrome
B. The History
D. Specific Problem Areas
* This session will not discuss intervention strategies and techniques.
10:30 a.m. - 10:45 a.m.
10:45 a.m. - 12:15 p.m.
II. Planning For Success In The Inclusive Classroom
A. Accommodations: Visual Strategies, Sensory Integration Issues And The Physical Environment
B. Implementing The Behavior Intervention Plan
C. Collaborative Support Systems
D. Partnering With Families
12:15 p.m. - 1:15 p.m.
Lunch (On Your Own)
1:15 p.m. - 4:30 p.m. (Break 2:45 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.)
III. Development Of Social Skills And Social Integration
A. Why Teach Social Skills?
B. Building Social Supports
C. Teaching Social Skills
D. Strategies And Curriculums