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.  

Dates: October 4-5, 2017 or Jan. 31-Feb.1, 2018
 
Location: Mayflower Church, Oklahoma City

Registration Fee: $185/person

 
Autism Spectrum Disorders:
Foundation Training for Educators
 

This two-day workshop is designed for special educators, related service providers, and administrators who work with children with ASD and other developmental disabilities.  Practical information regarding the use of specific types of supports, as well as ways to troubleshoot problem situations will be provided.

Dates: September 28-29, 2017 or January 11-12, 2018 

Location: Francis Tuttle - N. Rockwell Campus          

Special this year - No Charge

Sponsored by the Oklahoma Department of Education, Special Education Services

*Due to limited space registrations will be taken on a first come/first serve basis, with a limit of 3 participants per district for each session.  

     *Preregistration is required
     *Maximum of 60 participants
     *Reserved for certified school personnel only


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.

Dates:  October 12, 2017 or January 26, 2018

Location:  Mayflower Church, Oklahoma City, OK

Registration Fee:  $110/person


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.  

Date: February 22-23, 2018

Location:  Mayflower Church, Oklahoma City, OK

Registration Fee:  $185/person


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.

Date: November 10, 2017

Location:  Mayflower Church, Oklahoma City, OK

Registration Fee:  $110/person  

*ASHA CEU Credits available

     

 

Autism Diagnostic Observation Schedule-2 (ADOS-2) Training


The ADOS-2 is considered the "gold standard" for identifying individuals with autism across ages, developmental levels, and language skills.  This presentation includes a mixture of instructional methods including lecture, live demonstration, and discussion.  Participants will be given an opportunity to practice scoring during the demonstration.  .

Location:  Mayflower Church, Oklahoma City, OK

Registration Fee:  $250/person  

Date:  November 6-7, 2017

This workshop is designed for professionals with prior background in autism spectrum disorders and formal testing, such as school psychologists, speech-language pathologists, and psychologists.

Priority will be given to those professionals working in schools.