March 3, 2021 at 9:00 AM
March 4, 2021 at 4:00 PM

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This is a virtual training.

The training will be "Live via Zoom"


Jeanne Buchanan 
MESA Project/Oklahoma Autism Center 

Autism Spectrum Disorder:
Foundation Training for Educators


This virtual FREE 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.  Upon completion participants will have practical information regarding how ASD affects classroom performance and what to do to provide better services.   

Course Objectives

By the end of the course, participants will be able to:

1. Describe the core characteristics of autism.
2. Identify evidence-based practices.
3. Develop a quality classroom for students with autism.
4. Address challenging behavior through preventative strategies and supports. 
5. Describe the experiences of both an individual with autism and parents of children with autism.  
6. Describe the importance of their role as a team member.
7. Identify strategies to motivate change to improve outcomes for the students with autism they serve. 


Topics include:

  • Autism: What we know
  • Characteristics of autism
  • Identification of autism
  • The power of teaming
  • Inclusive practices
  • Classroom strategies for supporting students with ASD
  • Enhancing students’ communication and social interactions
  • Social emotional supports
  • Understanding and de-escalating behavior
  • Parent and self-advocate perspectives
  • Motivating change

** Reserved for certified school personnel only

We will not be able to offer registration spots to paraprofessionals

Special this year - NO CHARGE

 Sponsored by the Oklahoma Department of Education, Special Education Services