The Rising Tide of Autism: How your school will be affected and practical strategies you can implement today
By eSchool News
November 10th, 2009
The Rising Tide of Autism:
How your school will be affected and practical strategies you can implement today
Date: Tuesday, Nov 10, 2009
Time: 1:00 pm EDT / 10:00 am PST
Duration: One hour (15 mins for Q&A)
Autism-related challenges are growing exponentially, but there are ways to cope. Join the experts in this webinar to find out the key steps you must take right now to (a) help these students, (b) protect your assets, and (c) preserve your general curriculum.
In early October, a national report released in the journal Pediatrics revealed that 1 percent of US children ages 3-17 have an autism spectrum disorder, an estimated prevalence of 1 in every 91 children. This is a dramatic increase from the one in 150 prevalence rates currently reported. Given the deluge of students diagnosed within the autism spectrum, states and schools are struggling to make sense of this and come up with best-practice standards & programs. Some of the challenges faced by schools are:
Autism spectrum’s broad range
The diversity and complexity of individual needs
No “one-size-fits-all” approach
Handling academically brilliant students with social and communication barriers
And much more
This webinar, sponsored by eSchool News and AutismPro, has been designed to help educators understand how this influx of children with autism will affect schools and every general education classroom across the U.S. Webinar speakers Jamie Duncan-Chapman and Philip Mellor will provide some initial strategies that both classroom teachers, and school and district administrators can implement now to confront this challenge head on.
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Special Education Coordinator
Office of Special Education
Berkeley County Schools, West Virginia
Executive Director of Special Education
Henry County Schools, Georgia
By attending this webinar you will learn what the affect of this increase mean to you and practical strategies that both administrators and teachers can implement right away.