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THIS IS AUTISM; THAT ISN'T
Friday, April 4, 2014
Rates of autism continue to increase, now affecting 1 in 88 children (Center for Disease Control). More and more, school professionals and paraprofessionals need to be well-versed in the definition of autism, how to assess the challenges autism presents, and how to design and implement interventions to improve the lives of students with autism.
There are many treatments and approaches to serving students with autism, yet school professionals need to learn how to use approaches based on research and evidence.
Join us on Friday, April 4, 2014 for this informative workshop. Through group discussion and hands-on activities, we will help educators understand and work more effectively with learners with autism. Participants will leave with a general understanding of the diagnosis and characteristics of autism as well as review the prevalence and possible causes of autism. We will examine possible treatments and the ethical issues surrounding them, and discuss methods for success in the classroom.
Register Early - Space is Limited!
SPECIAL EDUCATION TREND REPORT:
In keeping with our mission of helping schools achieve and maintain high performing status, NESDEC offers superintendents of affiliated school districts a special education management tool called the Special Education Trend Report. Our goal in developing the Special Education Trend Report is to synthesize meaningful information in order to provide clear, useful comparison points for superintendents and educational leaders regarding student placements, personnel allocation and special education costs. Like our popular enrollment projection reports, the Special Education Trend Report is offered annually, at no cost, to NESDEC affiliates.If your district is a NESDEC affiliate, and you would like to participate, please call the NESDEC office to obtain the data submission form. Once completed, you may email your completed form (as a PDF) to email@example.com, or you may fax (508-481-5655) or mail hardcopy to NESDEC at 28 Lord Road, Marlborough, MA 01752.
When NESDEC receives your data, we will generate your district’s Special Education Trend Report and forward it to you.
Sample SPECIAL EDUCATION TREND REPORT