DPI and TEACCH - Foundations in Autism Workshops

FOUNDATIONS OF AUTISM:  Learning Styles and Visual Supports

This three-day professional development workshop for North Carolina teachers is geared toward assisting the self-contained classroom teacher and instructional assistant working with students with Autism (AU).  This workshop will provide participants with an overview of the learning styles of individuals with ASD, along with an introduction to specially designed instruction for students with autism which includes the use specific evidence-based practices such as environmental design and visual supports to provide meaning and promote independence. Participants will also learn a behavior problem solving process that is designed for teachers to utilize in order to effectively understand behaviors and how specially designed instruction can be an effective behavior management tool. 

Charlotte: Sept. 28-29, 2016 and Nov. 17, 2016
Greenville:  Oct. 3-4, 2016 and Nov. 21, 2016
Greensboro:  Oct. 18-19, 2016 and Dec. 14, 2016
Asheville:  Dec 15-16, 2016 and March 3, 2017

Fayetteville:  Jan. 9-10, 2017 and March 10, 2017

Wilmington:  Jan 18-19, 2017 and March 14, 2017
Chapel Hill: Feb. 23-24, 2017 and April 11, 2017

FOUNDATIONS OF AUTISM:  Teaching Though Engagement (Advanced)

Participants must have attended the three-day Foundations of Autism-Learning Styles and Visual Supports Workshop. This one-day workshop will focus on the continued use of specially designed instruction as well as the process of teaching strategies and restructuring activities based on understanding the student’s learning styles and development.  By the end of this training, participants will be able to conduct informal assessments to set learning objectives and monitor progress, describe a variety of effective teaching strategies, and implement a process for evaluating data during teaching sessions and determining the “next steps”. 

Charlotte:  Jan. 31, 2017
Chapel Hill:  Feb. 16, 2017
Greenville:  Feb. 24, 2017
Chapel Hill:  March 16, 2017


This three-day workshop will be  geared specifically with a coaching framework in mind.  This workshop is intended for Autism Coaches, or those who are in a position to support and coach teachers in providing services to individuals with Autism. Participants will receive comparable content to the Foundations of Autism-Learning Styles and Visual Supports training, but in addition, will receive training on methods to coach around the content.  

Charlotte:  Nov. 15-16, 2016 and Feb. 1, 2017: **FULL**  
Wilmington:  Dec. 15-16, 2016 and March 13, 2017
Winston Salem: Feb 13-14, 2017 and  April 28, 2017
Durham/Chapel Hill:  Feb. 20-21, 2017 and April 27, 2017