April is Autism Awareness Month, and edWeb.net is especially thankful to announce that STAGES Learning will be the new sponsor of Teaching Students with Autism, a free professional learning community on edWeb that provides ideas and resources for teachers working with students with autism. The community has nearly 30,000 members and has been an important resource for educators for many years, providing free professional learning edWebinars and support, especially during the pandemic.
While most educators and students are returning to the familiar classrooms left abruptly in March, teaching this upcoming year will be anything but business as usual. According to Aimee Dearmon, Speech and Language Pathologist (SLP) and Board Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA), in a recent edWebinar sponsored by STAR Autism Support, the disruption of routines, schedules, classroom layouts, and necessary social distancing protocols will be very difficult for our most vulnerable students with autism and other developmental disabilities.
This edWebinar will provide attendees with strategies they need to assess behaviors of students with autism and make suggestions for treatment methods.
This edWebinar will give participants a better understanding of reinforcement, strategies to implement and use reinforcement in the classroom, and specific ideas about what to use for reinforcement.
In this edWebinar, learn about the latest in technologies and apps that are being deployed to help further their education and lives.
Research indicates that due to a heightened interest in visual materials combined with strong visual processing capabilities, many individuals with autism are attracted to and benefit from using technology. From devices, to apps, to smart home implementations, technology can help improve daily life for those on the autism spectrum immensely, and software and devices that are currently in development offer great promise for the future. In a recent edWebinar, Christian Karter, MA, Educational Technology Specialist at Monarch Center for Autism, reviewed the benefits of some of this helpful technology.
In this edWebinar, learn about both current and emerging technologies that hold great promise for individuals on the autism spectrum.
Challenging behaviors can be difficult to address in children with autism. After appropriately identifying the behavior, a suitable intervention can be used to proactively or reactively reduce and replace it. Experts reviewed key points and effective ways to address these problem behaviors in the edWebinar, “Effective Approaches to Reduce and Replace Challenging Behaviors Exhibited by Children with Autism.”
In this edWebinar, learn how to identify functions of challenging behaviors, which help to determine why children engage in different types of behaviors.
In this edWebinar, STAR Autism Support’s Cami Algaier, MS CCC-SLP, BCBA, discusses creative ways to teach functional routines to students with autism.