Autism Awareness – Participants will be informed about the current diagnostic criteria for the diagnosis of Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD). Discussion will address Individual Education Program (IEP) goals along with strategies and possible methodologies for educating children identified on the Autistic Spectrum. A comparison between services received through the Autism Scholarship Program and public school IEP programs also will be discussed.
Positive Behavioral Interventions and IDEA 2004: Opportunities for Parenting and Teaching – Participants will be informed of basic IDEA concepts and FAPE, discuss challenging behaviors, learn the fundamentals of addressing behaviors in IEPs, positive behavior services, supports and interventions. Parents and professionals will gain an understanding of what may cause undesirable behaviors, how to manage behaviors and interventions that really work to help make the child more happy and productive at home and in the learning environment.
Kelly Buerger, OCECD, will present these two trainings