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START Mini-Intensive Training for Students with ASD 2017-2018

This training is by invitation only.

Course Narrative:
START Mini-Intensive Training Program includes modules on understanding autism, behavior supports, educational supports, and more. Each multidisciplinary team member that work with an identified target student diagnosed with ASD will attend each module. Teams may also include parents in these training sessions.

The following Modules are included in the entire Mini Intensive Training {Each team member would be requested to attend each session}

Mini Session Information:

October 27, 2017
Orientation and Foundations in Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD)
This module provides participants with an orientation to the START Project and an overview of Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD).

November 30, 2017
Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports
Participants will gain an understanding of PBIS, functional behavioral assessment (FBA), positive behavior support plan development, how to collect relevant data, and use that information to guide the development of behavioral strategies.

January 31, 2018
Looking at ASD Differently
This module is about respecting the characteristics of ASD manifested by people on the spectrum and using their intense interests and needs to their advantage. The focus will be on a new way of thinking about behaviors associated with ASD, which is foundational for staff.

February 27, 2018
Educational Strategies
Participants are provided an opportunity to experience ASD through sensitivity awareness activities which lead to a better understanding of the learning challenges for these students. Participants learn to provide curricular accommodations and modifications so students with ASD have access to appropriate grade-level curriculum.

May 7, 2018
System Change & Peer to Peer
Teams will meet to discuss the data collected and transition to next year for target student. The specific steps for developing a peer to peer support program will be presented including: recruitment, training, and maintenance of the peer to peer support students.

Time for all sessions unless noted in session information: 8:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.

Bay-Arenac ISD ?Career Center
4155 Monitor Road
Bay City, MI 48706


SCECHs available upon application approval, which will be awarded after attending the series.

Maximum Participants: 30

Minimum Participants: 8

Jennifer VanTol, OTRL
(989) 667-3285 ext. 3569

 To view a copy of the flyer for this event, please click here.

No Sessions available for registration.

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