Vanderbilt Kennedy Center

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TRIAD Para-Educator Workshop - West Tennessee, Summer 2011

Date: August 31, 2011

Time: 8:30AM to 3:30PM

Location: Jackson



Wednesday, August 31-Thursday, September 1, 2011

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, are pleased to announce the 2011 training opportunity for para-educators who work with students with autism spectrum disorders (ASDs) in the public schools. This 2-day training will take place in each grand region of the state and will be open to sixteen (16) trainees in each location. The workshop, conducted by TRIAD staff, will be geared specifically toward those para-educators who work with students with autism in grades K-12 and will cover topics including:

  • Characteristics of autism (including diagnostic, cognitive, sensory, and attention features)
  • Behavior management principles
  • Instructional strategies (including ABA techniques such as discrete trial training, structured teaching, and incidental teaching)
  • Integrating different methodologies

Application deadline: July 31, 2011

Click here for complete information and to access the application form.

For more information, please contact Linda Copas with the Tennessee Department of Education via email or (615) 741-7790.

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

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