Asperger Syndrome 101 Online (6 hours)
An overview of many of the issues that we see in students with Asperger Syndrome. Information related to diagnosis and the key features of Asperger Syndrome are presented including: social interaction, language, restricted interests, dealing with change, motor involvement, cognitive issues, sensory processing emotional vulnerability and the gifts of Asperger Syndrome.
Augmentative and Alternative Communication and the Autism Spectrum (3 hours)
In this online training, you will learn ways to support communication for individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD).
Autism 101: Top Ten Pieces to the Puzzle (6 hours)
This course provides information the components of autism spectrum disorders. In this online course, participants will be able to define the characteristics of Autism Spectrum Disorders and identify evidence-based strategies to address the behavioral, social and communication needs of individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorders.
Autism for the General Education Teacher (6 hours)
This course was designed to provide an overview on autism and suggest evidence-based instructional strategies to promote independence and encourage academic, social, communication, and behavioral success for students with autism in the classroom setting.
Classroom Organization: The Power of Structure for Individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorders (6 hours)
An overview of how organizational structure can clarify expectations and reduce anxiety in many people with Autism Spectrum Disorders. This course will help you learn about the neurobiological basis of Autism Spectrum Disorders and its connection to structured learning environments. In addition, you will learn how to organize physical space, dimensions of time and learning activities to positively impact student success.
Communication: The Power of Communication for Individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorders (6 hours)
This core deficit of Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) must be addressed. Here you will learn about communication needs, strategies, and interventions. Case studies are provided covering students across the autism spectrum including non-verbal, emerging verbal and verbal communicators.
Futures Planning for Students with Autism Spectrum Disorders (6 hours)
This online course is an overview of how futures planning can be used to educate and support students with autism spectrum disorders for independent living, employment, post-secondary education and recreation. You will learn about the options that exist for students with ASD, the skills the individual with ASD must have to take advantage of the options and what can be done to prepare students with ASD for graduation and the transition to adulthood.
Navigating the Social Maze: Supports & Interventions for Individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorders (6 hours)
In this course, you will learn: the complexities of social interaction; play as a key developmental indicator; strategies for teaching and learning the rules of social interaction; the power of practicing with peers to learn how to follow these rules; and assessment for implementing social skills instruction.
Solving the Behavior Puzzle: Making Connections for Individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorders (6 hours)
This online course is an overview of the concepts and strategies that develop positive behavioral skills in individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorders. In this course, you will learn about the components of applied behavioral analysis, research based strategies that teach and develop positive behavioral skills, and planning for the prevention and intervention of specific behavioral needs.
Working With and Supporting Paraprofessionals in the Special Education Classroom
In this course, Dr. Robert Pennington from The University of Louisville will take learners through the ins and outs of working with paraprofessionals in the classroom. This course covers the following 5 modules: Roles and Responsibilities, Planning, Training, Inclusive Settings, and Building Relationships