Vanderbilt’s Treatment and Research Institute for Autism Spectrum Disorders (TRIAD) will provide a two-day workshop designed specifically for those who work extensively with students who have autism. Educators who work with students with ASD all day (self-contained classes or total inclusion) will find this workshop to be most valuable. This workshop opportunity is sponsored by the Tennessee Department of Education.
Self-regulation (also known as self-management) is a complex and dynamic set of behaviors which we must frequently employ across all settings of our daily lives. To be successful, we must have the ability to consistently and accurately assess our environmental circumstances, sometimes from second to second, and then know how to respond to the changes that occur within the environment. Students with autism spectrum disorders (ASD) often have difficulty with self-regulation across all levels of self-regulatory behavior from assessment to response. Fortunately, there are some evidence-based precursor skills we can teach students which will greatly increase their opportunities to be successful (e.g., schedules, token economies). In addition, there are other evidence-based intervention strategies that can further add support and structure for individuals with ASD across a variety of settings and circumstances.
This workshop will focus on helping professionals working with students with ASD to understand self-regulation as a concept, to understand the basic skills required by students to successfully self-regulate across multiple settings, and to understand which evidence-based strategies and supports will help support increased social and behavioral independence.
The objectives of this basic focused workshop will be to help educational professionals better understand:
Deadline for registration is Thursday, Feb. 20, two weeks prior to Day 1 of the workshop, or until full.