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Successfully Reaching Kids with Autism Through Distance Learning

Thursday, December 3, 2020 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm EST

Successfully Reaching Kids with Autism Through Distance Learning

Presented by Heidi Pitlor, Coordinator of Distance Learning, Monarch Center for Autism

Sponsored by Monarch Center for Autism, STAR Autism Support, and VizZle

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Teaching children with autism during normal times is often a challenging endeavor. As the need becomes more prevalent for virtual learning, a greater challenge arises to meet the needs of this very special population. It is imperative that families, educators, and therapists work together to create effective programming to allow for students with autism to engage, participate, and achieve within an online setting.

In this edWebinar, veteran educator Heidi Pitlor defines the necessary components to create an effective online program. She explains the importance of collaboration and emphasize the significance of each team member’s role in creating a successful distance learning program. She demonstrates ways to differentiate materials and offer practical advice and resources, which will assist with the implementation of lessons in all settings.

Viewers will learn strategies to utilize during student programming. Additionally, viewers will receive helpful resources to strengthen their current learning strategies. Whether virtual or hybrid, attendees are certain to leave with strategies for both at home and within the school environment.

This recorded edWebinar will be of interest to preK-12 teachers, school and district leaders, therapists, and aides.


Heidi PitlorAbout the Presenter

Heidi Pitlor is an intervention specialist and coordinator for distance learning at Monarch Center for Autism in Shaker Heights, Ohio. A graduate of The Ohio State University, she has worked in special education for more than 20 years and is in her 12th year at Monarch. In her new role as Coordinator for Distance Learning, Heidi quickly brought families and staff together utilizing an online format. Within weeks, staff and families were embracing and thriving in their new environment. Heidi believes in the importance of collaboration with all disciplinary team members to ensure student success. Heidi has been a presenter at Milestones National Autism Conference, and she is a true believer that every child can learn and achieve.


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Closed captioning will be added to the recording within 2 weeks of the live presentation.

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monarch center for autismMonarch 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 autismSTAR 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 autismVizZle 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.



Thursday, December 3, 2020
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm EST
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