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Neurodiversity & Inclusion: Understanding and Supporting Students with Autism

October 30, 2018 @ 9:00 am - 3:00 pm

This session focuses on shifting the paradigm of how people understand and support individuals on the Autism Spectrum. Participants will explore the characteristics of students with Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD), and how these students can present in our classrooms. Participants will explore how a social versus medical model of disability, a celebration of neurodiversity, and a strengths-based framework can help participants recognize and leverage their students’ unique strengths and talents to help them be and feel more successful in their classrooms. In this hands-on, interactive session, participants will explore these theoretical frameworks and also learn practical strategies that they can use in their classrooms.

Presenter: Lauren Hough Williams


October 30, 2018
9:00 am - 3:00 pm
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NYC Charter School Center – Training Room
111 Broadway, Suite 604
New York, NY 10006 United States
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Suggested Audience
Deans/Coaches, ELL Coordinators, ELL Teachers, General Education Teachers, Paraprofessionals, Related Service Providers, School Leaders, Special Education Leads, Special Education Teachers
Seat Type
NSS: National Speaker Series
Suggested Grade Level