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Autism Learning for Educators: a 3-part series
March 2, 2022 - March 16, 2022
Dates: March, 2, 9, 16, 2022
Time: 4:00 – 5:15 p.m.
Join Dr. Shane Lynch, Amy Tatterton and Jodi Taylor for a 3-part learning series geared specifically for educators, education assistants, learning coaches, or anyone who works with students on the autism spectrum.
Through all three sessions, attendees will gain a better understanding of autism and neurodiversity through a strengths-based lens, focusing on developing realistic and attainable strategies to best support their students; learn about conditions that accompany autism and their effects in the classroom environment; and spotlight the incredible potential these students have when they are in learning environments that support their engagement.
By fostering educational settings that highlight ability over deficits, we know autistic and neurodiverse students can thrive as they transition to adulthood. We invite you to come ready to participate in rich discussion and Q & A.
There is no cost for this series, which will take place Wednesdays, March 2, 9 and 16 from 4:00 – 5:15 p.m. online. Registration for each session is individual, but we strongly recommend you participate in all three for the most comprehensive learning experience.
This event is being offered in partnership with Calgary Regional Consortium (CRC) and clicking the registration button below will connect you to their website.
This button will allow you to register for the entire series. If you want to attend individual sessions only, please continue reading the session descriptions below.
March 2nd – Session One: Autism in the Classroom
Session attendees will gain a better understanding of autism and neurodiversity through a progressive, strengths-based lens. We will tackle some common myths about autism and discuss how autism and neurodiversity can show up in an educational environments like the classroom. This information will then guide us into discussing some key realistic and attainable strategies that can be used to best support these students. Attendees are encouraged to come ready to participate in rich discussion and Q&A.
March 9th – Session Two: The Iceberg of Autism and Neurodiversity
Did you know that autistic individuals have a higher prevalence of co-occurring medical conditions than their neurotypical peers? Session attendees will strengthen their existing knowledge of autistic and neurodiverse populations by learning about conditions that can accompany autism and their effect in the classroom environment. This information will then guide us into a discussion about the line between teaching and treatment. Attendees are encouraged to come ready to participate in rich discussion and Q&A.
Recommended (not mandatory) pre-requisite: Session One: Autism in the Classroom
March 16th – Session Three: Autism: Spotlight on Potential
In the final session of the autism learning series for educators, we put the spotlight on the incredible potential of autistic and neurodiverse students when they are in learning environments that support their engagement and readiness for learning. By fostering an educational setting that highlights ability over deficit, autistic and neurodiverse students can thrive and go on to realize their full potential as they transition to adulthood. Attendees are encouraged to come ready to participate in rich discussion and Q&A.
Recommended (not mandatory) pre-requisite: Session One: Autism in the Classroom & Session Two: The Iceberg of Autism and Neurodiversity