Input Wanted – Training for School Personnel
Every year we provide school training opportunities for school staff members interested in learning more about autism / related impairments and remediation strategies. The “introductory” workshop we have offered over this past year has been extremely popular (so popular that we have had to add another date in August to accommodate everyone)! We recognize that there is a huge need and desire for additional training. To better meet those needs, our staff is planning to hold a variety of workshops during the 2007-2008 school year. People who attend our workshops include special education teachers, general education teachers, paraprofessionals, speech pathologists, occupational therapists, administrators, and many more. This year we are planning to offer an advanced workshop for those who have attended a previous introductory workshop. We also plan to do some topic-specific workshops throughout the year. There are so many school staff members who want to learn more about applying remediation strategies in their settings – and we want to help them do that!
I’d like to get input from parents, community members, school professionals, and anyone else with something to contribute on the issue of training school staff. What topics do you think are important? If you could plan a training for school staff working with students with autism and other developmental / neurological disabilities what would you include? Let us know what you think the needs are, as well as your ideas, and we will do our best to incorporate them into future training opportunities. You can provide your input by adding a comment to this post, or by emailing us at firstname.lastname@example.org. We look forward to hearing from you! By the way…if you are interested in signing up for our August workshop we have some spaces available for August 22nd. See our website for more information ../pdfs/07ASDTeacherWorkshops.pdf
Until next week,