Special Ways and Techniques (SWAT) for Achieving Meaningful Inclusion for Students with Autism:
A View from Within the Spectrum
February 3, 2016
8:30 AM - 1:00 PM (registration 8:00 - 8:30)
720 Northern Blvd
FULL BREAKFAST INCLUDED
Stephen Shore, Ed.D
VOICES FROM THE FIELD
TEAMS from Long Island districts that are finding success with their collaborative team models will be featured during breakout sessions. Participants will return to their districts with clear cut ideas for implementation in their classrooms and schools.
LIU POST College of Education, Information and Technology
The Health and Physical Education Majors Club
School Leaders for Change www.schoolleadersforchange.com
Participants: Building and District Leaders are encouraged to bring a team of teachers, particularly those responsible for working with children on the autism spectrum in a general education setting (Special education teachers, classroom teachers, special area teachers, psychologists, social workers, speech and language teachers, occupational therapists, physical therapists, administrators, special ed directors, etc.) Special education teachers working in a self contained setting are also encouraged to attend.
Employing an autobiographical structure with interactive audience experiences, this presentation examines the development and use of educational accommodations in inclusion settings as extensions of good teaching practice. For example, a student with autism in a regular education choral class who is unable to stand still and sing can be afforded another way of meaningfully participating in the choir performance. Attendees will come away with easy to implement, practical solutions for including children with autism into regular education.
Participants shall be able to…
1. understand the difference between a curriculum modification and an accommodation and their appropriate usage.
2. gain knowledge of customizing modifications and accommodations to fit individual needs for differentiated instruction.
3. develop insights on educating students by employing their strengths.
addressing topics related to obesity and the wellness of children/students.
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Questions call Karen Siris, Ed.D at 516-851-0471 or
Philip Cicero, Ed.D at 516-233-4464