Vanderbilt’s Treatment and Research Institute for Autism Spectrum Disorders (TRIAD) will provide a teacher training to certified teachers, related service providers, paraeducators, and consultants who directly serve students with autism. This professional development opportunity is sponsored by the Tennessee Department of Education.
This workshop is open to teams of 4 people. Teams may consist of certified teachers, paraprofessionals, related service providers, psychologists, etc.; or, any school personnel who provide direct service to the same student with autism. At least two of the attending team members are required to be general education teachers (e.g., specific grade level teachers, related arts providers, etc.). One example of a team may be the following: ___ (3rd, 7th, etc.) grade teacher, Music teacher, paraprofessional who supports the student in the general education setting, and special education teacher. It is required that at least one member of the team attending the workshop has provided direct services to the student with autism.
Summer Institute is a unique 4-day workshop consisting of didactic instruction, video demonstration, practice opportunities, and application activities. The workshop will focus on evidence-based interventions for teaching students with autism in the general education setting. Each team will work with TRIAD consultants to correlate evidence-based interventions to the goals and objectives for one specific student with autism in their school who spends the majority of their day in a general education setting. The team will be asked to bring information about the student's IEP, behavior plan, etc
Each team will leave the workshop with a set of goals individualized to the needs of their educational setting. These goals will be developed in collaboration with a TRIAD consultant, and each team will receive a follow-up site visit approximately 4-6 weeks after completion of the training.
This year TRIAD’s Summer Institute will be provided in two sessions. The first session is November 19-21, 2013 and will include all team members. The second session is January 10, 2014 and will include only the individual responsible for overseeing the target student’s IEP. Each team will receive a follow-up site visit between the two sessions approximately 4-5 weeks after the first session. All team members are invited to participate in a follow-up webinar on February 20, 2014. This webinar will be designed based on participants’ needs.
The deadline for registration is November 5, 2014, two weeks prior to the first day of the workshop.