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Remote Learning for Early Learners with Autism
Thursday, July 16, 2020 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm EDT
Presented by Elizabeth Curtin, M.Ed., Training Specialist, STAR Autism Support
Sponsored by STAR Autism Support
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Due to COVID-19, students and teachers have had to adapt to learning and teaching from home. While remote learning allows students to continue their education, it can be challenging for young students with autism and other developmental disabilities to attend to the screen and engage with the curriculum. In this edWebinar, we discuss strategies to help early learners with autism engage with synchronous remote instruction through evidence-based practices. A focus of this presentation will be on teaching skills in receptive language, expressive language, social and play, and pre-academics. This edWebinar includes video examples of teachers coaching caregivers to provide consistent instruction to their students. Viewers will also learn strategies on teaching students to be more independent in daily functional routines.
This recorded edWebinar will be of interest to preK through elementary teachers and school leaders.
About the Presenter
Elizabeth Curtin works as a training specialist with STAR Autism Support conducting workshops for the STAR and Links curricula and providing hands-on coaching in classrooms throughout the United States and internationally. She attended the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign where she obtained her bachelor’s degree in special education and master’s degree in education policy, organization, and leadership. Elizabeth also holds a current Illinois Administrator License. She has worked across elementary, middle, and secondary levels in academic, functional life skills, community, and vocational settings. As a classroom teacher, Elizabeth implemented the STAR program and Links curriculum and became an elementary model site for the STAR Program in her district. Elizabeth is passionate about supporting and coaching teachers to use evidence-based practices for teaching students with disabilities. She recently moved from Chicago to San Francisco.
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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!