October 4 & 5, 2022
9:00am - 4:00pm EST
Presenter: Amy Moore Gaffney, M.A., CCC-SLP
Educational Consultant and Indiana's only TEACCH® Certified Advanced Consultant
Research consistently indicates that individuals with an autism spectrum disorder (ASD) respond favorably to a structured environment. This workshop will provide participants with an understanding of how and why to implement structured teaching strategies (as developed by the TEACCH® Autism Program,) such as visual schedules, work systems and deliberately designed work materials to support student learning, communication, and behavior.
Attendees will learn how to:
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.
Amy is an Educational Consultant, a TEACCH® Certified Advanced Consultant, and a Speech-Language Pathologist with the Indiana Resource Center for Autism, Indiana Institute on Disability and Community at Indiana University. Amy received her Master’s Degree from the University of Kansas, where she was part of the Communication and Autism Project. She received her TEACCH® Certification from the TEACCH® Program at the University of North Carolina. She has experience working with young children, school-age children, and young adults. She has worked in a variety of settings, including in-home, public and private schools, and a private clinic. Amy does presentations and trainings nationally and internationally including topics related to structured teaching, executive functioning, communication, social cognition, and evidence-based practices. She is co-author of a chapter in the book, Life After Lockdown: Resetting Perceptions of Autism, titled “A Recipe for Student Success.”
Certificates of Attendance for 5.5 instructional hours will be available at no charge and can be used for:
For information on Consumer Education Funds for family members or individuals with disabilities in Indiana, see https://www.in.gov/gpcpd/featured-projects/consumer-education-fund/ or call 317-232-7770.
If you have questions about the workshop content, please contact Amy Gaffney (firstname.lastname@example.org) at 812-855-6508. All registration payment questions should be directed to IU Conferences (email@example.com) at 800-933-9330.
The Indiana Institute on Disability and Community is committed to providing equal access to this event for all participants. If you have questions about accessibility or have a request for alternative formats or other accommodations, please contact Claire Tafoya at firstname.lastname@example.org or 812-855-6508 with your request at least three weeks in advance of the event. The deadline for accommodations requests for this workshop is September 13, 2022.
Director: Cathy Pratt, Ph.D., BCBA-D
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