Introduction to Autism Workshop Series

Where:             Zoom meeting             

Time:               Wednesdays 2:00-3:30 PM   September 16 –December 2, 2020

Credit:            CPDUs, CEUs, NASP, and Speech CEs will be provided for 1.5 clock hours for each session as attended- All sessions should be attended in the series. Total clock hours 16.5

Presenters:      Kathy Fox and Julie O’Brien-Smith

Cost:               FREE


Who Should Attend

L.E.A.S.E. Cooperative Teachers, Paraprofessionals, Social Workers, Counselors, Speech and Language Pathologists, and Psychologists

Anticipated Outcomes

  • Will lead to improved learning for students
  • Deepen participants’ content knowledge in one or more content (subject) areas
  • Provide participants with research-based instructional strategies to assist students in meeting rigorous academic standards


Characteristics of Autism- September 16, 2020

Structured Teaching: Physical Structure and Schedules – September 23, 2020

Structured Teaching: Schedules – September 30, 2020

Structured Teaching: Work Systems – October 7, 2020

Structured Teaching: Routine/Visual Strategies and Visual Structure/Materials-- October 14, 2020

Assessment- October 21, 2020

Communication and Pragmatics Part 1- October 28, 2020

Communication and Pragmatics Part 2- November 4, 2020

Behavior Part 1- November 11, 2020

Behavior Part 2- November 18, 2020

Independence- December 2, 2020


This Autism Series will introduce participants to structured teaching. It will expose participants to techniques that will address instruction, assessment, communication, behavior and independence. Participants will have the opportunity to share cases and problem solve with presenters.


By the end of this presentation, participants will be able to:

1) explain basic characteristics of Autism,

2) develop physical structures, schedules, and work systems for students with Autism,

3) assess the structure of their classroom for students with Autism,

4) create schedules, work systems, and tasks

5) deliver appropriate assessments within Structured Teaching Framework,

6) understand the basics of communication and communication needs of students with Autism

7) implement communication interventions,

8) use a variety of social assessments/checklists

9) understand student’s behavior and

strategies to increase positive behavior

10) promote various techniques to increase student’s independence.


*Priority will be given to participants who had registered for the canceled Summer Autism Workshop

Pre-registration is required.

Special Needs: Please notify LEASE if you require accommodations for this event.

Event Properties

Event Date 09-16-2020 2:00 pm
Event End Date 12-02-2020 3:30 pm
Capacity 75
Registered 27
Available place 48
Cut off date 09-07-2020 12:00 pm
Individual Price Free
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