PEPSA Regional Trainings
Live and Online
7/29/2016

You are invited to attend:

Inclusion Information Series: Creating an Inclusive Culture Throughout the District - Part 3

Thursday, May 12, 2016 from 3:30 PM - 5:30 PM
Presented by: Lisa Rowland & Sherry Lindsey
Hosted by: UF Gainesville CARD
 

Presenters for this series include several education professionals such as consultants, early intervention providers, exceptional student education (ESE) directors, school administrators, and teachers; all who have successfully included students with autism spectrum disorders in general education. The first session in the series begins with an overview of what inclusion is and why it is important. Other sessions address early intervention leading into preschool and an administrative team’s experience creating a culture of inclusion within their small school district. The final session culminates with a team of educators and an administrator who created a model for inclusion at their elementary school. All sessions are delivered online via Adobe Connect and contain a mixture of presentation and discussion. Individuals who participate in at LEAST TWO of the sessions receive a book by Paula Kluth full of practical strategies for inclusion.
Online via
Adobe Connect

A Function-Based Diagnostic Behavioral System: Addressing Problem & Replacement Behaviors

Friday, May 13, 2016 from 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Presented by: Dr. Ennio Cipani
Hosted by: UCF CARD
 

This workshop will cover a new way of looking at Functional Behavior Assessment. Many people look first at the behavior and later at the function, leading to faulty functional hypotheses. Dr. Cipani will present a function-based diagnostic system for problem behaviors and associated assessment methods used for detecting function. A numerical four category diagnostic system for classifying problem behaviors as well as sub-categories identifying specific reinforcers under each category will be presented. A three category diagnostic system will be described for classifying replacement behaviors. The remainder of the workshop will cover functional assessment methods that involve a manipulation of variables to demonstrate function of behavior. These methods include analogue assessment tests, trigger analysis with behavioral description, and in-situ hypothesis tests.
Holiday Inn - Universal
5905 Kirkman road
Orlando, FL 32819

Building A Bridge Towards Success: Supporting Students with High-Functioning Autism

Saturday, May 14, 2016 from 8:30 AM - 4:00 PM
Presented by: John Miller
Hosted by: FSU CARD


Adults with high-functioning autism face many obstacles to establishing stability and independence in their lives. Drawing on his own experiences, the presenter will explore what skills and strategies are needed for a successful transition to adulthood for individuals with high-functioning autism. The speaker will discuss: An Integrative Model for Inclusion for Students With High-Functioning Autism; ASD and Bullying: Positive Interventions for Victims and Perpetrators; Decoding Dating: A Practical Guide and Relationships for Males With a High-Functioning Autism and Asperger’s and Overcoming Obstacles and Challenges of Adulthood.
Northwood Elementary School Multipurpose Room 502
501 4th Avenue
Crestview, FL 32536

Inclusion Information Series: Putting Ideas into Practice - Part 4

Thursday, May 19, 2016 from 3:30 PM - 5:30 PM
Presented by: Teri Jones & the Newberry Elementary Inclusion Team
Hosted by: UF Gainesville CARD


Presenters for this series include several education professionals such as consultants, early intervention providers, exceptional student education (ESE) directors, school administrators, and teachers; all who have successfully included students with autism spectrum disorders in general education. The first session in the series begins with an overview of what inclusion is and why it is important. Other sessions address early intervention leading into preschool and an administrative team’s experience creating a culture of inclusion within their small school district. The final session culminates with a team of educators and an administrator who created a model for inclusion at their elementary school. All sessions are delivered online via Adobe Connect and contain a mixture of presentation and discussion. Individuals who participate in at LEAST TWO of the sessions receive a book by Paula Kluth full of practical strategies for inclusion.
Online via
Adobe Connect

A Bridge to Where? Transition in the Era of College and Career Readiness

Monday, June 13, 2016 from 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Presented by: Michael Wehmeyer, Ph.D.
Hosted by: UF Jacksonville CARD and FDLRS, FDLRS/Crown, Duval County Schools, and FDLRS/NEFEC


Secondary school years are a critical time for students to develop behaviors and skills that they will need for employment and adult living. In this session, participants will learn about legislation related to transition preparation and services, research on transition practices, and strategies to enhance transition outcomes for youth with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) with a particular focus on post-secondary education and employment-related outcomes. Additionally, a provider fair of community organizations who offer transition-related services will be on-site with information and personnel to answer questions about their services.
UNF University Center
12000 Alumni Dr.
Jacksonville, FL 32224

You're Going to Love this Kid

Tuesday, June 14, 2016 from 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Presented by: Paula Kluth, Ph.D.
Hosted by: UF Jacksonville CARD and FDLRS, FDLRS/Crown, Duval County Schools, and FDLRS/NEFEC


In this interactive session, participants will learn practical ways of supporting students with autism spectrum labels & other disabilities within a general education classroom. Topics addressed include defining (and redefining) autism, listening to the voices of those with autism, differentiating instruction, creating more active and responsive lessons, making the classroom comfortable, and providing opportunities for communication and social skill development. The session will focus on the importance of pushing beyond access and participation and asking schools to challenge students and to understand each learner as complex and capable.
UNF University Center
12000 Alumni Dr.
Jacksonville, FL 32224

Working with Kids with High-Functioning Autism & Effective Behavior-Management Strategies for Kids with High-Functioning Autism: Practical Magic

Tuesday, June 14, 2016 from 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Presented by: Melisa Genaux Hosted by: UF Jacksonville CARD and FDLRS, FDLRS/Crown, Duval County Schools, and FDLRS/NEFEC  

In the morning (9:00 am to 12:00 pm), Ms. Genaux will provide information on strengths and learning challenges of students with high-functioning autism/Asperger Syndrome across the areas of language and communication, social interaction, stereotypic behaviors, executive function, academic learning, and motor skills. Many practical strategies will be discussed for addressing specific challenges in these areas. In the afternoon (1:00 pm to 4:00 pm), Ms. Genaux will provide a practical and entertaining presentation for teachers, administrators, related services staff, and other professionals. She will provide strategies to prevent behavior escalation, increase compliance with directions, decrease classroom disruption, and increase other desired behaviors (e.g., on-task; work completion) Additionally, participants will create simple and effective consequences for misbehavior, create easy and powerful reinforcement systems, pinpoint reasons why reinforcement may not be working, and decrease severe misbehaviors such as meltdowns and physical aggression. Many practical methods for behavior change will be discussed, that may be adapted to any grade level and that may be implemented immediately in the classroom and at home. In addition, these strategies are applicable to all students in both general education and special education settings.
UNF University Center
12000 Alumni Dr.
Jacksonville, FL 32224

PESPA Summer Institute 2016

Tuesday July 26 and Wednesday, July 27, 2016 from 8:30 AM - 3:30 PM

The Autism Summer Institute is an annual workshop aimed at providing high quality professional development to a wide spectrum of professionals such as ESE and general education teachers, guidance counselors, school psychologists, SLPs, OTs, instructional assistants, administrators, and parents who impact the lives of students with Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD).

Day 1: Tuesday, July 26, 2016  
6 Critical Elements for Teaching Individuals with ASD Presented By: Lori Ernsperger, Ph.D. 

Day 2: Wednesday, July 27, 2016  
Day two will consist of a series of breakout sessions on a variety of topics.
 
Reading & Writing - Pragmatics - Sensory Strategies -Social Thinking - Work Systems - Trauma Informed Care - Mental Health - Pre-K and ASD - Adult Transitions
 
St. Petersburg College: Clearwater Campus
2465 Drew Street
Clearwater, FL 33765
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