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Understanding Autism: Professional Development Curriculum

The Understanding Autism: Professional Development Curriculum is a comprehensive professional development training tool that prepares secondary school teachers to serve the autism population.

This page includes two presentations:

Understanding Autism: Professional Development Curriculum

  • Characteristics and Practices for Challenging Behavior
  • Strategies for Classroom Success and Effective Use of Teacher Supports

Understanding Autism: A Guide for Secondary School Teachers

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Understanding Autism: Professional Development Curriculum

Developed in collaboration with the Center on Secondary Education for Students with Autism Spectrum Disorders (CSESA), the Understanding Autism Professional Development Curriculum is built around two 75-minute presentations that school staff can adapt to meet any schedule constraints:

Part 1. Characteristics and Practices for Challenging Behavior
Part 2. Strategies for Classroom Success and Effective Use of Teacher Supports

This ready-made, flexible resource supports all types of professional development – large group (e.g. staff meetings or in-services), small teams (e.g. professional learning communities and department meetings), self-study, and/or one-on-one coaching. Any school or district staff members who are familiar with autism can implement the curriculum. Each presentation includes video clips and comes with slide-by-slide notes for facilitators, handouts, and activity worksheets to help participants apply learned concepts to their own classrooms.

Professional Development Curriculum – Characteristics and Practices for Challenging Behavior

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Professional Development Curriculum – Strategies for Classroom Success and Effective Use of Teacher Supports

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Presentation B

Understanding Autism: A Guide for Secondary School Teachers

Understanding Autism: A Guide for Secondary School Teachers provides teachers with strategies for supporting their middle and high school students with autism.
We produced it in collaboration with Fairfax County (VA) Public Schools and with financial support from the American Legion Child Welfare Foundation and the Doug Flutie Jr. Foundation for Autism.

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Supplementary Training Manual – Understanding Autism: A Guide for Secondary School Teachers

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Life Journey Through Autism: An Educator’s Guide to Autism (English)

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Life Journey Through Autism: An Educator’s Guide to Autism (Spanish)

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Life Journey Through Autism: An Educator’s Guide to Asperger Syndrome (English)

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Life Journey Through Autism: An Educator’s Guide to Asperger Syndrome (Spanish)

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Autism in the Schoolhouse: Educator Fact Sheet

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