This POAC workshop was originally designed for regular education teachers who are including high functioning students with autism and Asperger’s Syndrome in their classes. It is also appropriate for parents and other caregivers with children who are mainstreamed and who may be considering higher education for their children. There will be a discussion of steps to success, derived from the Organization for Autism Research Educator’s Guide. Strategies for collaboration and modifications will be presented.
Specific objectives are to gain an awareness of:
Autism Spectrum Disorders and their characteristics and features
Challenging Behaviors and their Functions
Strategies for Success
This workshop is also appropriate for “specials” teachers such as physical education, music, art, etc.
The Presenter Gary Weitzen is the Executive Director of POAC Autism Services, which is the largest provider of free autism training and education in the state of New Jersey. Mr. Weitzen, comes to POAC with 20 years experience in the risk management
field. He is a Masters Level, safety and education expert with over fourteen years experience in special needs program provision and education. In addition to his duties at POAC, for the past thirteen years he has worked for an autism program teaching life skills to adults with autism. Mr. Weitzen currently serves on the New Jersey Governor’s Council for Biomedical Research. In the past he has served as New Jersey representative for Unlocking Autism, and Vice President of Princeton Autism Technology. He has appeared on virtually every major network and local news station as
an expert on autism and has given presentations to tens of thousands of people across New Jersey.
You may also register at
www.poac.net and click on “Training Calendar and
Parents of Autistic Children (POAC)
When & Where
Middletown Township Friends of Different Learners
The MTFODL parent group meets the second Wednesday of every month at Panera in Middletown at 7:30 pm and the second Thursday of every other month
(the following week if no school) at Talierico’s in Union Square on Rt. 35 from 10 am until 12 pm. Please email us for updated list of meeting dates
Our network of parents support a spectrum of learning differences including ADHD, dyslexia, behavior issues, and a wide range of specific disabilities.
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