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Meeting the Needs of Students with ASD Within the Mainstream Classroom
Thursday, October 25, 2018 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm EDT
Presented by Nina Finkler, M.Ed., LDT/C, BCBA, President of Nina Finkler Autism Services
Sponsored by Monarch Center for Autism, STAR Autism Support, and VizZle
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Students with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) present many unique challenges to educators. The need to educate these students within the least restrictive environment also presents its own set of challenges. In order to increase success for students and educators alike, professionals need to be prepared and understand the needs of this group of students.
In this edWebinar, Nina Finkler, M.Ed., LDT/C, BCBA, President of Nina Finkler Autism Services, provide attendees with an understanding of the learning, behavioral, social, and language needs of students with ASD. In addition, strategies for supporting these students within the classroom setting were discussed. PreK through high school teachers and related service providers will benefit from watching this recorded session.
About the Presenter
Nina Finkler, M.Ed., LDT/C, BCBA is the president of Nina Finkler Autism Services, LLC based in East Windsor, New Jersey. Ms. Finkler has 25 years of experience working in the field of autism. Her experience includes extensive practical application of applied behavior analysis, curriculum development, professional/parent training, consultation, and assessment. Ms. Finkler has presented at both the state and national levels on various topics including effective teaching strategies for students with autism, behavior management strategies, and educational assessment. She holds a master’s degree in special education from Rutgers University and is a New Jersey licensed Learning Consultant and a Board Certified Behavior Analyst. Ms. Finkler is on the advisory board of National Autism Resources.
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Monarch Center for Autism, a division of Bellefaire JCB, is located in Cleveland, Ohio. Monarch offers a comprehensive array of programs and services for individuals ages three through adulthood with Autism Spectrum Disorders. Highlights, which incorporate Monarch’s visual language treatment model, include a preschool; day school for children, adolescents & young adults; transition education program; summer & extended school year programs; therapeutic residential treatment program; adult vocational & supported living programs; and community training.
STAR Autism Support (SAS) provides curriculum materials, workshops and training to school and agency staff who work with students with autism. Our mission is to help others successfully implement research-based applied behavior analysis (ABA) techniques. We want every child with autism to receive effective instruction!
VizZle provides a library of more than 14,000 lessons and the tools and media to customize them or create your own from scratch. The lessons can be tailored to any grade level, assigned to any student, and played on iPad or Android tablets, laptop or desktop computers. Data is tracked automatically. This award-winning software is developed collaboratively with educators.