Autism is characterized by difficulties in communication, unusual responses to sensory stimuli, difficulty relating to people or to the environment, and developmental discrepancies. With specific approaches and teaching strategies, many individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorders may be quite successful in home, school and community life.
This is a CEU based program with an option for 2 undergraduate or 2 graduate credits.
Summer Semester Dates:
Our presenters are made up of university professors, public school professionals, Chileda professionals and parents.
Who Will Benefit:
- School Personnel
- Special Education Teachers
- Speech Pathologists
- Occupational Therapists
- School Psychologists
- Medical Field Professionals
- Mental Health Counselors
- Health and Human Services Workers
- Parents and Family Members of Persons with ASD
- Anyone who currently provides or who will provide direct support or services to an individual with an Autism Spectrum Disorder in the home, school, work, or community setting.
After Attending This Program You Will Have:
- A better understanding of Autism Spectrum Disorders reflective of multiple perspectives, disciplines and approaches
- A community of support people and resources
- Multiple visual supports that are created
and designed by you:
- Personalized by setting, need and specific considerations of the person(s) you are helping become more independent and successful
- With shared ideas and feedback
- With an action plan and ideas for implementation
- Able to be used in homes, classrooms, community environments, professional development plans and more
- Recommendations of additional resources: books, websites, research and more
UW-La Crosse maintains responsibility for this program and its content.
Comments from our 2012 Participants:
- "My 'ah-ha' moment was when we
participated in the sensory activities
andwere able to get a sense of what students
— Heidi Rastall, Lafarge School District
- "I have 'resource people' now I can
network with. I learned so many practical
things I can use this fall. Thanks so much!"
— Marsha Koehler, Educational Consultant
- "I have a more well-rounded
understanding of ASD as a result of this
— Karey Sinette, Transition Coordinator
- "I have learned so much and cannot wait
to take all the ideas, tools back to my
school ... with the tools we learned I can
make comic strips conversations and power
— Shellee Kremer, Teacher’s Aid
- "My understanding of ASD has broadened
so much. The experiences, ideas, and
expertise of all the presenter, staff and
adults in our class were amazing. It would
be a privilege to network with everyone to
help bounce ideas off of later. I have
learned so much."
— Deanna Needham, Special Education Teacher
- "There are so many different ways to
approach treatments or problems. Detecting
the way that works for each individual child
is a journey in and of itself ... a new
appreciation for teachers and therapists."
— Karen Hollingsworth, Parent