HIGH FUNCTIONING AUTISM/ASPERGERS SYNDROME

Description:

This workshop will acquaint participants with learning styles and behavioral characteristics of students with High Functioning Autism and Asperger's Syndrome. Information will be presented using lectures, videotaped interviews with adults with HFA/Aspergers and group activities. TEACCH staff will acquaint participants with educational strategies geared toward maximizing students competence and independence and to prevent behavior problems.

Date:

Monday February 13, 2012-Tuesday February 14, 2012

Training Location:

Charlotte East Office Park, 5700 Executive Center Drive, Charlotte, NC 28212.

Category:

Workshop

Agenda:

Current Understanding of HFA/AS
Insider Perspective HFA/AS
Interventions I
Interventions II
Understanding Friends
Parent Panel on HFA/AS
Cognitive & Learning Style of HFA/AS
Insider Perspective on HFA/AS
Interventions III
Interventions IV
Coping Strategies for HFA/AS

Lunch is on your own.

Presenters:

  1. Joyce Lum, Ph.D. is a Clinical Psychologist and Assistant Professor in the Department of Psychiatry, School of Medicine at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill. She is the Clinical Director of the Charlotte TEACCH Center.
  2. And Charlotte Staff

Target Audience:

Professionals working with students who have High Functioning Autism/Asperger’s Syndrome, including teachers, school support team personnel, case managers, paraprofessionals in the schools and community, speech therapists, psychologists and other interested professionals.

Content:

Learn to individualize the basics of TEACCH methods for use with individuals with High Functioning Autism/Asperger’s Syndrome (HFA/AS) in the classroom and community. The training will cover various aspects specific to supporting students with HFA/AS. Bring a completed student information form for one of your students or clients and take advantage of the training to problem solve for your specific needs.

Objectives:

This two-day training introduces the basic TEACCH strategies used in educating students with autism. Lectures are combined with written scenarios to present appropriate teaching methods for students on a variety of levels of functioning.

Continuing Education Credits:

CEU credits will be given upon completion of this course.

Selection:

There are limited slots available for each training session.  Final deadline for receipt of applications and payments is January 30, 2012.  When all spaces are filled, applicants will be wait-listed and admission will be made on an "as available" or stand-by basis.  To apply for the High Functioning Autism and Aspergers Syndrome Training: Complete the attached application in entirely.  Type or print legibly.  Applications are accepted by fax or mail.  Call to ensure receipt of faxed applications.  Notification of acceptance will be emailed.  Payment does not guarantee availability.  If the class reaches full capacity, payments will be returned to applicant with notification of wait-list status. 
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Cost:

North Carolina residents: $170.00

Out-of-state: $330.00

Information:

Charlotte is reached via Interstates 77 and 85. Directions will be included with your acceptance materials. Charlotte-Douglas International Airport serves Charlotte, NC.

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