Preparing for Kindergarten - A Workshop for PARENTS & CAREGIVERS ONLY

When Mar 03, 2017
from 08:30 AM to 04:00 PM
Where TEACCH Autism Program 100 Renee Lynne Court Carrboro, NC 27510
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This one-day workshop focuses on strategies to build organizational and communication skills to prepare children for entry into the general education kindergarten classroom environment.  The TEACCH approach to understanding the behavior of children with ASD will be used to help problem solve behaviors that might influence learning and plan ways to minimize potential behavioral difficulties. 

The workshop will conclude with a panel of parents of children with ASD who recently transitioned to a general education kindergarten classroom.  

The format of this workshop includes presentations and large group discussions.

Upon completion of this training, the participant will be able to:

    • Recognize the characteristics of autism that may affect a  child’s learning in a kindergarten classroom.
    • Learn strategies to help promote the development of communication and social skills as related to the classroom environment
    • Identify ways to assist teachers in the interpretation and management of challenging behaviors

    Target Audience:

    Parents and caregivers of preschool aged children with Autism Spectrum Disorder who are preparing for the transition to kindergarten. 

    This workshop will be most beneficial for parents of children who will be included in a general education setting with typically developing peers.


    Janet Martin, Autism Specialist, Chapel Hill TEACCH Center
    Linda Varblow, MPH, Autism Specialist, Chapel Hill TEACCH Center

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