UNC TEACCH® Autism Program Training - Neurodiversity in Higher Education: Supporting Successful Transition of Students with Autism (Full-Day)

This workshop is designed as continuing professional development for individuals working to support students with ASD in higher education settings.

When May 07, 2019
from 08:30 AM to 04:30 PM
Where 325 Russet Run Pittsboro, NC 27312
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Attendees Target Audience: This course is designed for disability/accessibility service staff, learning center staff, tutoring center staff, academic advising staff, campus health/counseling center staff, and interested faculty and staff who work with individuals with ASD in higher education.
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This 1-day workshop is designed as continuing professional development for individuals working to support students with ASD in higher education settings. Featuring a neurodiversity paradigm, this workshop will highlight the primary differences that influence the overall experience of students with autism. Participants will develop and hone their use of strategies and tools to improve the success of students with ASD in and outside of the classroom. 

The format of this seminar is a combination of presentation, discussion, case studies, and small groups to complete active learning assignments.

Objectives:

Upon completion of this training, the participant will be able to:

  • Identify the needs (academic and other issues related to higher learning environments) of students with ASD
  • Develop strategies to increase participation, initiation and active learning in higher education environments
  • Support students to develop and use tools for coping and emotion regulation
  • Advise and counsel students to set goals (academic, vocational or personal) using goal-setting tools
  • Strategies to problem solve challenging situations

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