Fundamentals of Structured Teaching Based on the TEACCH Philosophy

Fundamentals of Structured Teaching Based on the TEACCH Philosophy

June 13 - 15, 2023
9:00am - 4:00pm EDT

RISE Learning Center
5391 Shelby Street, Indianapolis, IN 46227

Presenter: Amy Moore Gaffney, M.A., CCC-SLP
Educational Consultant and Indiana's only TEACCH® Certified Advanced Consultant

Sponsored by the Indiana Resource Center for Autism at the Indiana Institute on Disability and Community, Indiana University - Bloomington in collaboration with RISE Learning Center.

Workshop Details


Research consistently indicates that individuals with an autism spectrum disorder (ASD) respond favorably to a structured environment. With a combination of presentations and hands-on opportunities, participants will gain an understanding of how and why to implement structured teaching strategies, based on the TEACCH philosophy. The workshop will emphasize practical strategies that attendees can begin using immediately in their settings to support student learning in the areas of academics, communication, independence, social, play/leisure, and emotional regulation.


Goals and Objectives

Attendees will learn how to:

  • Understand why structured teaching is a helpful approach for individuals with ASD
  • Organize a classroom/workspace in a structured way
  • Design individualized visual schedules and work systems for a variety of learners
  • Create visually structured tasks to address the goals of a variety of learners
  • Develop an awareness of how structured teaching can be used to increase social and communication skills
  • Understand how to design structured teaching elements in order to provide a proactive approach to behavior management while also developing strategies to respond to any challenging behaviors that do occur


Who Should Attend

This workshop is designed for special education teachers, general education teachers, administrators, autism consultants, speech-language pathologists, occupational therapists, psychologists, family members, and any other professional working with individuals with a diagnosis of autism spectrum disorder.

Cost and Registration

  • The registration fee for this workshop is $400.00 USD, which includes handouts (meals are not included).
  • Payment is by credit, debit, check, or purchase order. Credit, debit, and check purchases must be paid in full by May 30, 2023.
  • 40 slots are available on a first-come, first-served basis. 
  • Once registered, you will receive a confirmation email from This serves as your invoice/receipt. 
  • Registration and payments are processed online by Indiana University (IU) Conferences.
  • All registrations are final. No money will be refunded.

NOTE: This workshop is now full. We will have a 2-day Structured Teaching workshop during the 2023-2024 school year and another 3-day Structured Teaching workshop in Spring 2024; stay tuned for more details. If you are interested in arranging an individualized, in-district training, please contact Amy Gaffney at