The TRIAD Winter Institute focuses on evidence-based interventions for teaching students with autism spectrum disorders. The four-day Winter Institute will be provided in two, two-day sessions in Nashville. It is open to four-person teams from each grand region of Tennessee. During the Institute, each team will work with TRIAD staff to correlate evidence-based interventions to the goals and objectives for one specific student with an autism spectrum disorder in their school. Each team will receive a follow-up site visit later in the year. The team will be asked to bring information about the student's IEP, behavior plan, etc. Teams may consist of teachers, parents, paraprofessionals, SLPs, psychologists, etc.; or, any school personnel who provide direct service to the same child with an autism spectrum disorder.
The Institute will consist of a combination of lecture, videotape, demonstration, and application activities. Teams will be facilitated by TRIAD staff and can expect to create a comprehensive autism plan to address the goals and objectives of their target student. On the fourth day of training, teams will work together to generalize learning to other students within their autism program.
Location of this training will be sent to participants upon acceptance to the workshop.