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Autism

UW ECHO in Autism provides ongoing support for educators and other professionals working with students with Autism by providing professional development and specific program planning for students.

Network participants include school administrators, general and special education teachers and paraeducators, case managers, school counselors, school psychologists, state agency staff, and special education service providers, including OTs, PTs, SLPs, etc.

UW ECHO in Autism is a collaboration with the Wyoming Department of Education.

Sessions are held every Tuesday from 3:15 to 4:30 p.m. via Zoom videoconferencing technology.

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Date

Learning Topics - Fall 2017

Presenter

Sept. 19 Common Strengths and Challenges Across Language/Communication,
Social Interaction and Behavior, Executive Function, Academic Learning, and Motor Skills.
Discussion will cover common strengths and challenges across language/communication, social interaction and behavior, executive function, academic learning, and motor skills, and their impact in the classroom (interaction with peers, academic performance, work completion, classroom disruption, behavior challenges).

Melisa Genaux, M.Ed.
Special Education Staff Trainer/Consultant

 Sept. 26 Real Weakness and Deficits in Communication, Obsessive interests, Social Interactions, and Rigidity
Discussion will focus on the pervasive problems in behavior, communication, and socialization for individuals on the autism spectrum who require highly structured environments, as well as intensive supports.

Staci Horsley, M.Ed., BCBA - Autism/Behavior Specialist

Oct. 3 Components of Effective Behavior Management: Practical Classroom Strategies, Part 1
Discussion will focus on preventing student behavior escalation by eliminating adults behaviors that trigger it and teaching adult replacement behaviors that increase student compliance.

Melisa Genaux, M.Ed.
Special Education Staff Trainer/Consultant

Oct. 10 Components of Effective Behavior Management: Practical Classroom Strategies, Part 2
Discussion will focus on quick and effective consequences for non-compliance and increasing behavior management consistency across settings and staff.

Melisa Genaux, M.Ed.
Special Education Staff Trainer/Consultant

Oct. 17 Components of Effective Behavior Management: Practical Classroom Strategies, Part 3
Discussion will focus on improving the effectiveness of positive reinforcement by eliminating common errors in its implementation and adding vital components that increase its impact.

Melisa Genaux, M.Ed.
Special Education Staff Trainer/Consultant

Oct. 24
Intensive Behavior Supports in a Highly Structured Setting
Discussion will focus on specific intervention approaches in regards to antecedent based strategies to prevent behavior, teaching replacement behaviors, and responses for when target behaviors occur. Specific ideas for intervening with individuals with ASD who have intensive obsessive behaviors, aggression, and SIB will be offered.

Staci Horsley, M.Ed., BCBA - Autism/Behavior Specialist

Oct. 31
Behavior Supports for Students in Resource and General Education Setting, Part 4
Discussion will focus on teaching rules, routines, and procedures as critical components in preventing problem behaviors. Many examples for special ed and general ed settings will be provided.

Melisa Genaux, M.Ed.
Special Education Staff Trainer/Consultant

Nov. 7
Interventions for Other Mental Health Issues – Based on Coping Cats Model (Facing your Fears)

Judy Reaven, Ph.D.,
University of Colorado

Nov. 14 Using the Autism Classification System of Functioning for Social Communicating (ACSF:SC): Moving beyond “high,” “low”, “mild,” “moderate,” and “severe” labels.
Discussion will focus on learning about the social communication tool ACSF:SC and considering how your autism team might use it.

Briano Di Rezze, Ph.D., OT

Nov. 21 No Session

No Session

Nov. 28 Communication Strategies for Individuals Performing at ACSF:SC Level V
Communication partners may have difficulty engaging students who exhibition this Level V communication. This session will describe some strategies to identify communicative behaviors and support multiple methods of communication

Mary Jo Cooley Hidecker, PhD, MS, MA, CCC-A/SLP

Dec. 5 Communication Strategies for Individuals Performing at ACSF:SC Level III or IV
Students may not consistently initiate or respond to social communication. This session will describe strategies to increase social communication with a student's familiar communication partners.

Mary Jo Cooley Hidecker, PhD, MS, MA, CCC-A/SLP

Dec. 12 Communication Strategies for Individuals Performing at ACSF:SC Level I or II
Although students may initiate social communication with with familiar and unfamiliar communication partners, students may have difficulty in discussing topics that are not their preferred interests and/or have difficulty repairing communication breakdowns.

Mary Jo Cooley Hidecker, PhD, MS, MA, CCC-A/SLP



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