Students on the Autism Spectrum in the Classroom
Week-Long Symposium for educators
Date: July 8-12, 2013
Provides the opportunity to explore issues, themes, and strategies for students of all ages on the Autism Spectrum, focusing on those with High Functioning Autism/Aspergers. It is intended for mainstream classroom teachers, administrators, special education personnel, and others who work with children and youth on the spectrum. The symposium will clarify terminology, discuss IEPs and advocacy, and focus particularly on specific strategies for K-12 students in mainstream classrooms. The goal is to enhance teachers’ understanding and effective instruction for students on the spectrum. This course is a week-long symposium comprised of a series of presentation sessions during both the morning and afternoon, Monday through Friday.
About this Symposium
- Designed for educators at all levels
- Earn CEUs - 30 contact hours or 3 CEUs available (6 hours per day)
- Is available both to Saint Joseph’s College and Online Students (undergraduate or graduate) for graduate college credit and non-credit.
- Is taught by experts in their related fields.
- Is located on the beautiful Saint Joseph’s College campus by Sebago Lake in Standish, Maine
- Application fee: $25
- summer administration fee: $20
- Course for credits: $1050
- Summer administration fee: $20
- Course for non-credits: $350
- Earn 30 contact hours or 3.5 CEUs
Several keynote speakers and presenters will discuss various topics including:
- Keynote Speaker: Dr. Christopher Kaufman, Ph.D. – Understanding and Intervening Across Academic, Executive, and Social Domains.
- Autism Overview, History and Terminology
- Strategies for classroom teachers
- Personalized Stories from Parents
- Understanding Asperger Syndrome
- Legal issues and IEPs
- Social stories and "How to make a system work"