Vanderbilt Kennedy Center

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TRIAD Teacher Training: Basic K-6, October 20-22, 2010

Date: October 20, 2010

Time: 8:30AM to 3:30PM

Location: Mt. Juliet, TN



TRIAD Teacher Training: Basic K-6

Wednesday, October 20-Friday, October 22, 2010

The Department of Education, Division of Special Education, in collaboration with the Treatment and Research Institute for Autism Spectrum Disorders (TRIAD) of the Vanderbilt Kennedy Center, will provide hands-on teacher training to those staff who work with children with autism.

The training consists of 3 days of lecture and experience with children who have autism, plus the opportunity to receive a site visit in the trainee’s setting within 2 months of their training. Training topics include:

  • Characteristics
  • Assessment
  • Methodologies
  • Communication
  • Behavior

Applicants can include:

  • General and special education teachers
  • Speech-language therapists
  • Related service personnel
  • Behavior consultants
  • Other school personnel involved in educating students with autism.

(Paraprofessionals who work with a student with autism will also have a separate 2-day training in the fall of 2010. Please check the DOE website for details.)

Trainings take place in middle Tennessee at a public school. Participants must attend all 3 days to be eligible for the site visit and certificate. Applicants must currently be serving a student(s) with autism and work in a public school.

Registration is free. Participants must fill out an application and be accepted. A maximum of two people from the same system can be accepted for the same training. Special education directors who have interested staff may contact Linda Copas in the Division of Special Education at (615)-741-7790 or for an application.

For more information, visit:
The Tennessee Department of Education Training site.

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