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45th Annual Convention; Chicago, IL; 2019

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Workshop #W31
CE Offered: BACB
Successful Inclusion Practices for Students With Autism Spectrum Disorder
Friday, May 24, 2019
8:00 AM–3:00 PM
Swissôtel, Concourse Level, Zurich A
Area: AUT/EDC; Domain: Service Delivery
CE Instructor: Sonja R. de Boer, Ph.D.
SONJA R. DE BOER (Remi Vista, Inc.)
Description: With widespread and effective early intervention for children with autism spectrum disorders (ASD) occurring, more and more children with ASD are also now being included in general education classrooms. But, educators, school administrators and behavior analysts are still struggling to figure out how to effectively educate and support these children in the general education classrooms. Thus, many children with ASD are not meeting their goals and objectives and struggle with maladaptive behaviors (e.g. disruptive behavior, off-task behavior) which result in pulling them out of the general education classroom. Many of these difficulties are due to the lack of preparation and ongoing coaching for the educators, school administrators and behavior analysts. This presenter/author will discuss the key components contributing to the success of inclusion of children with ASD, including the instructional and behavioral methods which must be considered and utilized with children with ASD in the general education environment. This training is taken from the presenter's book Successful Inclusion for Students with Autism: Creating a Complete, Effective ASD Inclusion Program. These strategies and techniques are ABA-based and include many checklists, data sheets, forms and handouts to use immediately upon return to your school or work place.
Learning Objectives: Therefore, as it concerns each child with ASD, with no regard to race, age, level of ability or amount of inclusion time he or she might be receiving in the general education classroom, each participant will depart from this workshop with the ability to: 1. describe the key components contributing to the success of an inclusion program; 2. utilize specific forms and checklists to ensure appropriate implementation of specific inclusion program components and implementation of strategies; 3. utilize specific data collection and evaluation methods for analyzing a student's progress and effectiveness of instructional and behavioral methods being utilized with a student; and 4. utilize a specific annual evaluation tool to analyze the effectiveness of an inclusion program.
Activities: Each participant will receive a booklet of checklists, forms, data collection sheets and specific handouts to use throughout the inclusion process. The workshop format is centered around the use of these tools to guide professionals through the inclusion process, thus workshop objectives are met through lecture, discussion, video demonstration of specific strategies and guided practice with forms, checklists and data collections tools through video observation.
Audience: Educational Professionals (teachers, inclusion facilitators, administrators, school psychologists) and Behavior Analysts (BCBA, BCaBA, RBT) working with students with ASD in both special education and general education school environments.
Content Area: Practice
Instruction Level: Intermediate
Keyword(s): autism, general education, inclusion

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