MESA Project

Upcoming Statewide Trainings

Education—both directly of children, and of parents and teachers — is currently the primary form of treatment for autistic spectrum disorders.

Educating Children With Autism
Committee on Educational Interventions
for Children with Autism
National Research Council, 2001

 


*Schools can request to use Project 613 funds through the State Department of Education, Special Education Services for individuals attending these trainings.  


Supporting Children with Autism:   A Training for Paraprofessionals

This two-day workshop is designed for paraprofessionals, teacher assistants, and Head Start providers who work with with children with ASD and other developmental disabilities.  Practical information regarding the use of how ASD effects classroom performance and effective supports is provided.  

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Challenging Behavior in Schools:  Part I

This workshop is designed for educators who work with students who have behaviors that challenge us to think differently.  Participants will learn a process to find the function of the behavior before a formal functional behavior assessment becomes necessary.  Learning will occur through video observation, small group work, and lecture.

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Challenging Behavior in Schools - Part II

This two-day workshop will build on Challenging Behaviors in Schools - Part I.  Discussion will focus on determining when a formal Functional Behavior Assessment (FBA) is needed, conducting an FBA, analyzing the data, developing a hypothesis from the data and then using the information gained to write a Behavior Intervention Plan (BIP).  The presentation will address key components to be included as well as writing goals and objectives that are clear and effective for the entire school team to implement.  

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Enhancing Communication for Children with Autism Spectrum Disorders

This workshop is designed for elementary educators and speech pathologists working with students with autism and related disabilities.  Best practice for enhancing communication and serving students in the school setting will be discussed.

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*ASHA CEU Credits available