Educational Supports and Services

This module provides participants with a foundation of educational strategies that build upon the strengths of students with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) and lead to successful learning. 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. A framework for developing an individualized academic modification and grading plan for a student with ASD as well as practice in creating such a plan is provided.

Module Goals / Objectives:

  1. Participants will gain information of the effective strategies for supporting a student with ASD.
  2. Participants will understand the difference between an academic accommodation and an academic modification.
  3. Participants will practice modifying general education curriculum
  4. Participants will develop an individualized academic modification plan for students with ASD.
  5. Participants will create an individualized grading plan.

Agenda: (2 days)

Day 1:
8:30 - 10:00 Foundation of Educational Strategies 10:00 - 10:15 BREAK 10:15 - 11:30 Building upon the strengths / successful learning 11:30 - 12:30 LUNCH 12:30 - 1:45 Sensitivity Awareness 1:45 - 2:00 BREAK 2:00 - 3:30 Sensitivity Awareness cont'd

Day 2:
8:30 - 10:00 Curriculum Accommodations/Modifications 10:00 - 10:15 BREAK 10:15 - 11:30 Curriculum Accommodations/Modifications cont'd 11:30 - 12:30 LUNCH 12:30 - 1:45 Modifying General Education Curriculum 1:45 - 2:00 BREAK 2:00 - 3:30 Individualized Grading Plans