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New PEPSA Training Events!

The ImPACT of "Connect-the-Dots" Differentiated Instruction: A Roadmap to Reach & Teach Learners on the Autism Spectrum

Presented by Phyl Macomber, M.S., ATP
Hosted by UM-NSU CARD
April 1, 2017 at 9:00 am - 3:30 pm
Ft. Lauderdale

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The workshop focuses on methods that professionals can use to easily differentiate instruction to reach and teach learners of all abilities, along with improving collaboration with team members and families. A research-based system of purposeful instruction which embraces a “one-size-does-not-fit-all” approach to build a learner’s solid understanding of content and increase his/her expression and participation to share knowledge will be explored in detail. This 4-step method fosters meaningful inclusion – in educational, vocational, home, and community settings – and provides unified instructional practice to get all team members “on the same page.” 
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Strategies for Supporting Individuals with an Autism Spectrum Disorder who Engage in Problematic Behaviors

Hosted by USF CARD
April 8, 2017 at 8:30 am - 12:30 pm
Tampa

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Challenging behaviors are frequently the primary obstacle in supporting students with autism spectrum disorder. Effective behavioral support requires highly individualized practices that address the primary areas of difficulty in social understanding and interactions, pragmatic communication, managing anxiety, preferences for sameness and rules, and ritualistic behaviors. This informative and entertaining presentation will focus on practical strategies that can be implemented immediately in your classroom, practice, or home that utilize the technology associated with applied behavior analysis and positive behavior support.
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Promising Pathways: National Conference on Autism

Hosted by USF CARD
April 8, 2017 at 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Florida Gulf Coast University

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The Promising Pathways Conference is a collaborative event that provides current information on best practices in autism spectrum disorder to educators, health care professionals, students, family members, and community members interested in learning about autism spectrum disorder.

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Anxiety and Depression on the Autism Spectrum: Recognition, Assessment & Treatment

Presented by: Joshua Nadeau, Ph.D.
Hosted by: FSU CARD
April 10, 2017 at 8:00 am - 4:00 pm
Pensacola

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Research suggests that the overwhelming majority of youth and adults with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) also meet criteria for a co-occurring mental health disorder(s). In addition, the presence of these comorbid conditions has a synergistic effect on psychosocial impairment, typically resulting in more severe symptoms (of both ASD and the comorbid condition), increased academic/vocational difficulty and school absenteeism, and increased strain among family members. Unfortunately, there is a paradoxical relationship between most providers serving people with ASD. Specifically, most providers working to address core ASD symptoms and behaviors are not well-trained and/or experienced in recognizing or treating these comorbid conditions; similarly, traditional mental healthcare providers are typically not experienced or comfortable in dealing with common needs unique to youth and adults with ASD. This presentation will provide training in methods for recognizing, assessing, and treating symptoms of anxiety and depression among youth and adults with ASD.
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This product was developed by the Partnership for Effective Programs for Students with ASD, a project funded by the State of Florida, Department of Education K-12 Public Schools, Bureau of Exceptional Education and Student Services, through federal assistance under the
Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA), Part B.
Copyright © 2017 Partnership for Effective Programs for Students with Autism, All rights reserved.


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