April 2018 Newsletter | Autism Spectrum Disorder
Children with Autism Spectrum Disorder: Strategies for Supporting all Learners
As you may know, April is Autism Awareness Month. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, approximately 1 in 68 school aged children are diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) in the United States.  
Engagement – The Why of Learning
Representation - The What of Learning
Action and Expression - The How of Learning
Director’s Corner – Helping Teachers Understand and Implement UDL
Poll Question
How familiar are you with the Universal Design for Learning Guidelines?
A. I am quite familiar with the UDL Guidelines and used them in my practice
B. I have learned about the UDL Guidelines but have not put them into practice
C. I am not familiar with the UDL Guidelines but I implement many of them
D. I was not aware that such a resource existed and I am excited to learn more
Did You Know?
April Awareness Weeks
April is an important month for several awareness weeks to note as follows: World Autism Awareness Day April 2, National Infant & Toddler Immunization Week April 21-28, Every Kid Healthy Week April 23-27, and Afterschool Professionals Appreciation Week April 23-27. How will you celebrate? Share with us on our Facebook page here!
New Website LIVE
Be sure to check out our newly refreshed website now live! www.cceionline.com
Teacher Appreciation Week Photo Sharing Contest
A national photo sharing contest with cash prizes and gift certificates in honor of Teacher Appreciation Week (May 7-11, 2018) will kick off April 9 to highlight exceptional teachers who impact and change lives. Be on the lookout for more information soon!
Additional Articles
April is World Autism Month | CCEI

April is World Autism Month, which is designed to raise autism awareness and understanding around the world. The event was created by Autism Speaks, an organization that advocates for children and adults with autism and their families. You can...

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Student Spotlight
Selah Kneubuhl
Austin, TX
I just renewed my CDA with coursework from CCEI. I plan on pursuing my education in the future and through educational programs like those that CCEI has to offer it has allowed me the opportunity to be a mom, business owner and student.

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