article from the Daily Tarheel by Tara Jeffries
The 34th Annual TEACCH Autism Program Conference: ASD Interventions Across the Lifespan is scheduled for May 16, and 17, 2013 at The Friday Center in Chapel Hill, NC. The Preconference will be held Wednesday, May 15, 2013 with two concurrent workshops scheduled in the afternoon. Featured Speakers at the Conference will include: Gary B. Mesibov, Ph.D., Geraldine Dawson, Ph.D., Cathy Pratt, Ph.D., Connie Kasari, Ph.D., J. Erin Riehle, MSN, RN, and Glenna Osborne, M.Ed., Mike Chapman, and Kerry Hogan, Ph.D.
This five-day hands-on course provides a theoretical foundation as well as hands-on opportunities to assess and teach children with ASD in a classroom setting. The premise of this foundation is an understanding of the learning styles of students with ASD and the development of individualized structure. An emphasis is placed on the use of Structured TEACCHing principles to teach students with ASD skills in the areas of academics (literacy and numeracy), communication, independence, social, leisure, relaxation and coping strategies as well as behavior management.