FREE Autism Professional Development for Educators!!

AANE will be offering two Institutes for
the Summer of 2018

Working with Students with Autism
General and Special Educators (K-12)
Earn 67.5 PDPs or 3 Graduate Credits from Fitchburg State

Application is Due June 26th! Apply Now!
About The Institutes

The percentage of students with ASD spending at least 80% of their day in inclusive classrooms has increased 244% in a 10 year span. To meet this demand, educators need additional information about how to address the unique instructional needs of students with ASD in inclusive settings.
Summer Sessions:

Working with Students with Autism for General and Special Educators

In this  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 plus December 4, 2018 ( Note there is a skipped day for Aug 2) at Worcester State University  


Session 2: Aug. 6-9, 2017 plus 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

Online Training : 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.

SPECIAL NOTE : 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.

Will you be applying for one of these free institutes? Application Deadline is June 26!
07/30/18 9:00am - 08/09/18 6:00pm

An opportunity to earn 3 graduate credits and/or 67.5 PDPs learning how to work with students on the Autism Spectrum.
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