April is Autism Awareness Month

children and natureStarting with World Autism Awareness Day, April brings us a month of celebrating each unique individual who is a brother, sister, son, daughter, aunt, uncle, neighbor, student, or friend.

Chances are you know someone on the Autism spectrum. If you’re new to Autism, learn more about the diagnosis and criteria which leads to a better understanding of the strengths and weaknesses for individuals on the Autism spectrum. Connect with fellow educators in one of the edWeb.net communities for special education.

Celebrate this April by attending or viewing one of our webinars on special education.

Recognize, Respond, Report: Preventing and Addressing Bullying of Students with Special Needs
Presented by Dr. Lori Ernsperger, Ph.D., BCBA-D, Executive Director of Behavioral Training Resource Center

Universal Design for Learning in Action – Ensuring Every Student Can Create and Collaborate
Presented by Alexandra Dunn, Speech-language Pathologist at Upper Canada District School Board and Heather Snider, Grade 2-3 Teacher at Glen Tay Public School in Perth, Ontario, Canada

Integrating Autism & Mental Health Interventions with Behavioral Strategies
Presented by Jennifer O’Keefe, LPCC-S, Manager of Transition Education Program; Heather Quinn, LPCC-S, Supervisor of Monarch Boarding Academy South; and Stacy Cianciolo, M.Ed., BCBA, Behavior Department Supervisor, The Monarch Center for Autism, Cleveland, Ohio

Engaging All Learners: 5 Steps to Creating More Inclusive Classrooms
Presented by Julie Causton, Ph.D., Professor in the Inclusive and Special Education Program at Syracuse University

S/he Hit Me First: Learn Proactive Solutions to Teach Social Emotional Skills through Daily Conflict
Presented by Jill Molli, M.A., Educator, Keynote Speaker, Instructor for Conscious Discipline

Irlen Syndrome and Visual Processing: Awareness for Educators
Presented by Helen Irlen, Founder & Executive Director, Irlen Institute

Using an Interdisciplinary Approach to Managing Challenging Behaviors Exhibited by Individuals with Autism
Presented by Stacy Cianciolo, M.Ed., BCBA, Behavior Department Supervisor, The Monarch Center for Autism, Cleveland, Ohio

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