Working with Students with Autism for General and Special Educators
2018 Professional Development Summer Institute, participants will examine the neurological, cognitive, social/emotional, behavioral, sensory and communication characteristics of students with ASD, and the impact on students' learning and functioning throughout the school setting. Participants will also learn how to create learning environments, design curriculum, and adjust teaching strategies to address the range of academic and functional needs of students with ASD.
This institute is funded by the Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education and is offered at no charge to educators except if participants choose the graduate credits. 3 Graduate credits from Fitchburg state for this program which will cost about $285 for all 3 credits.
All elementary, middle, or high school (K-12 only) special and general educators including specialists, building/program administrators, and related service providers working in a
public school inclusive setting in Massachusetts. Please share with your colleagues!
Dates and Locations:
There are two sessions to choose from. Each session meets from 9:00am - 3:30pm on each day. Please review all date requirements before applying.
Session 1: July 30, 31, Aug 1, Aug 3 2018
December 4, 2018 (
Note there is a skipped day for Aug 2)
at Worcester State University
Session 2: Aug. 6-9, 2017
December 3, 2018 at the AANE offices at 51 Water St, Watertown, MA
Additional Required Time Commitments:
Included in your admission to this program is a free ticket to one of our conferences. A conference date is required for this program as the hours are part of your PDPs or Graduate Credits. You must choose one conference date
“I HATE TO WRITE!” Rescuing Our Reluctant Writers with Autism Consultant Kathy Oehler, MS, CCC-SLP, and Occupational Therapist Cheryl Boucher, MS, OTR on Thursday, August 2, 2018 from 9:30-3:30 at Rhode Island College in Student Union Ballroom
The Daniel W. Rosen Annual AANE Connections Conference With Dr. Tony Attwood on Monday, October 15, 2018 from 9:00am-4:30pm at Boston University
Participants will also engage in an online discussion forum where they will be expected to post assignments and contribute to the online community on a monthly basis.
: In order to attend this institute and receive the 3 graduate credits or 67.5 PDPs, Participants must attend all dates and follow up sessions of the Institute, complete a pre-test, a post-test, and a survey of the Institute content, and complete all Institute projects and assignments. No partial credits will be given.