Students diagnosed with Asperger's Syndrome or High Functioning Autism have complex profiles and needs. School personnel, first responders and family members need to understand the assets and needs of these individuals in order to work with them effectively. This seminar is designed to provide ideas, strategies, models and interventions that will lay the groundwork for integrated, comprehensive, proactive services that will maximize the potential of individuals with Asperger's Syndrome or High Functioning Autism.
- The need for an integrative, comprehensive team and support services
- The importance of early intervention
- Beneficial educational settings
- Staff and student training
- Vocational training
- The attendee will be able to discuss important educational considerations.
- The attendee will be able to identify educational support strategies.
- The attendee will be able to review new treatment approaches.
9:00 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.
I. An Overview Of Asperger Syndrome And High Functioning Autism
B. Differential Diagnosis VIQ>PIQ
C. The Importance Of Assessment, Medical, Emotional, Educational
D. Securing Services
E. The Need For An Integrative, Comprehensive Team And Support Services
F. New Treatment Approaches
10:30 a.m. - 10:45 a.m.
10:45 a.m. - 12:15 p.m.
II. Important Educational Considerations
A. The Importance Of Early Intervention
B. 'Behind Every Behavior'
C. Functional Behavioral Analysis And Positive Behavioral Intervention Plans
D. Social And Communication Needs
E. Executive Functioning Deficits
F. Sensory Processing Differences
G. Academic Strengths And Needs
H. Staff And Student Training
I. Beneficial Educational Settings
12:15 p.m. - 12:30 p.m.
III. Questions And Discussion
12:30 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.
Lunch (On Your Own)
1:30 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
IV. Educational Support Strategies
A. Strength-Based Programming
B. Beneficial Educational Settings
C. Staff And Student Training
D. Accommodations And Modifications
E. Social And Communication Skills Training
F. Adaptive Behavior
G. Assistive Technology
H. O.T. And P.T. Support
I. Vocational Training
3:00 p.m. - 3:15 p.m.
3:15 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
V. Full Panel Discussion And A Look Forward
4:00 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.
VI. Questions And Answers