Date: September 21, 2011
Time: 8:30AM to 3:30PM
Location: Middle Tennessee at a public school
The Department of Education, Office 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 this 3-day 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, and behavior. Applicants can include general and special education teachers, speech-language therapists, related service personnel, behavior consultants, or other school personnel involved in educating students with autism. Training takes place in middle Tennessee at a public school. Participants must attend all 3 days to be eligible for the site visit and certificate. During 2011-2012, trainings offered will include Basic K-6, Basic Middle/High School, and Advanced K-12 (dates are listed on the application). Please do not assume you will attend simply because you return the form. You will be notified four weeks in advance if you are accepted. Applicants must currently be serving a student(s) with autism and work in a public school.
A maximum of two people from the same system can be accepted for the same training.
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.