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Program for teachers who work with children with autism will be Nov. 17

November 02, 2012

SHEPHERDSTOWN, W.Va. —
Shepherd University is hosting an autism workshop "Creating Inclusion in the Classroom" featuring Amy Bryan-Chapman, autism coordinator and behavior specialist for Berkeley County Schools, Saturday, Nov. 17, at the Erma Ora Byrd Hall on campus.

The workshop will have two sessions.  The first is an overview of autism spectrum disorders, and the second will cover strategies for easing transition, change, and scheduling for students with autism.

Areas to be discussed during the workshop include identifying behaviors, developing strategies and lesson plans for scheduling and transitions, discovering the impact of autism on developmental skills, and learning how autism affects the ability to learn.

Teachers, administrators, school psychologists and counselors, other professionals, parents, students and community members are invited to attend.

The workshop is scheduled from 10 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. and costs $175 for three EDPD credits, $310 for six EDPD credits, and $40 for non-teachers. Fees include credits, meals and workshop materials.

For more information and to register, visit www.shepherd.edu/graduatestudies/autism or contact Scott Beard at 304-876-5313 or sbeard@shepherd.edu.

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