In this two-session series*, we will explore the latest understanding of how the Autistic brain works and implications for behavior support, curriculum and instruction, and classroom/school culture. Participants will explore tools to develop 1) autistic-learner profiles, 2) autistic-learner support plans to address specific individual needs (e.g., physiology, interoception, sensory, communication, cognition, and energy/emotional regulation), and 3) educational programming considerations for autistic learners, with an emphasis on learner agency, communication, curriculum, and culture. Neurodiversity affirming practices will be emphasized in these sessions.
*Note: Collaborative members will use ONE Trainings/Workshops seat to attend this two-part series.
By attending this session, attendees will leave with…
1. Understand the basic neuroscience of autism
2. Be able to develop an autistic-learner profile
3. Be able to identify key elements of an autistic-learner support plan
4. Enhanced understanding and skills to address classroom considerations for autistic learners
5. Articulate the importance of neurodiversity affirming practices for autistic learners
Presenter: Michael McSheehan