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  • Autism At School: 4 Shifts We Need To Make Webinar Replay

    $7.00

    Description: Purchase this webinar replay so you have it forever. That way, you can watch it with your team. “Autism at School: 4 Shifts We Need to Make” touches on some of the changes that are happening in the field of autism. Learn more about gestalt language processors, and continue to discuss as a team. Navigate the topic of multimodal communication and Augmentative and Alternative Communication (AAC) together. Then, use the multi-modal checklist to brainstorm and plan for individual students. Embrace a paradigm shift towards strength-based learning, tapping into the unique abilities and passions of each autistic child. Finally, explore the realm of autistic play, discovering how to create an environment that supports them, as well as strengthens the relationship between the child and the adults who care for them. Catch the replay now and embark on a journey of positive change!

    What you get: a link to the replay that never expires and links to the handouts mentioned in the webinar.

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    Autism Para Training Video Series – No Handbook

    Original price was: $47.00.Current price is: $37.50.

    Introducing our comprehensive and essential three-part video series: “Understanding Autism: A Guide for Paraprofessionals & Other Support Staff.” Designed specifically for paraprofessionals, paraeducators, and educational assistants working with young autistic children, this series is your ultimate resource for building a strong foundation in supporting young autistic children.

    In today’s rapidly evolving educational landscape, we understand the challenges that come with supporting students on the autism spectrum. That’s why we’ve meticulously compiled the most important and relevant information, creating a video series that will empower you with the knowledge and tools needed to make a significant impact in the lives of these little learners.

    The series covers a wide range of critical topics, including:

    1. Understanding Autism: Delve into the fundamentals of autism, exploring its characteristics and how it impacts the lives of individuals. Gain insights into the neurodiversity movement, embracing a more inclusive perspective on autism.
    2. Responsibilities and Roles: Learn about the crucial role paraprofessionals play in the education and support of autistic students. Understand the roles of special education teachers and related service providers in creating a supportive environment.
    3. Implementing Effective Strategies: Discover evidence-based strategies to foster a positive and nurturing learning environment for autistic children. From data collection and presuming competence to supporting play and managing behaviors, this part of the series equips you with practical techniques to facilitate growth and development.

    Key Topics Covered:

    • Identifying indicators of autism, aiding early recognition and intervention.
    • Strategies for communication, including echolalia and gestalt language.
    • Promoting meaningful relationships, focusing on relationship-first approaches.
    • Proactively managing challenges such as transitions, toileting, and dependency.
    • Utilizing visual supports, AAC (Augmentative and Alternative Communication), and visual schedules for enhanced learning experiences.
    • Strategies for self-regulation and coregulation to prevent meltdowns

    ► Specific topics included:

    What is autism? The Neurodiversity Movement, The infinity symbol vs puzzle piece, Indicators of autism, Roles of a special education teacher and related service providers, Parts of an IEP, Our beliefs, Data collection, Presuming competence, Echolalia, Gestalt language, Eye contact, Relationship first, Be proactive, Transitions, Less talking, Dependance, Toileting, Carrying kids, Prompting, Hand under hand, Wait time, AAC, All done bucket, Wait mat, Start chart, Visual schedule, Transition object, Special interests, Supporting play, Behavior, Meltdowns, Behavior plans, Sensory, Coregulation, Self-Regulation

    This video series will be the first step in becoming equipped with the knowledge and tools necessary to support and empower autistic children in reaching their full potential.

    NOTE:  This does not include the Para Handbook.  If you would like to provide handbooks to your staff, please click here.

    Terms Of Use:

    • you may use the link to the video series to train support staff for one classroom/program (it is okay to send the link to those paras/educational assistants/support staff to view )
    • please do not share this link with other teachers or classrooms, but rather refer them to Autism Little Learners to purchase their license
    •  your district would like to buy multiple licenses at a discount or a site license, please have them contact Tara at autismlittlelearners@gmail.com

     

  • Autism Para Training Video Series + Para Handbook

    $57.00

    Introducing our comprehensive and essential three-part video series (PLUS HANDBOOK): “Understanding Autism: A Guide for Paraprofessionals & Other Support Staff.” Designed specifically for paraprofessionals, paraeducators, and educational assistants working with young autistic children, this series is your ultimate resource for building a strong foundation in supporting young autistic children.

    In today’s rapidly evolving educational landscape, we understand the challenges that come with supporting students on the autism spectrum. That’s why we’ve meticulously compiled the most important and relevant information, creating a video series that will empower you with the knowledge and tools needed to make a significant impact in the lives of these little learners.

    The series covers a wide range of critical topics, including:

    1. Understanding Autism: Delve into the fundamentals of autism, exploring its characteristics and how it impacts the lives of individuals. Gain insights into the neurodiversity movement, embracing a more inclusive perspective on autism.
    2. Responsibilities and Roles: Learn about the crucial role paraprofessionals play in the education and support of autistic students. Understand the roles of special education teachers and related service providers in creating a supportive environment.
    3. Implementing Effective Strategies: Discover evidence-based strategies to foster a positive and nurturing learning environment for autistic children. From data collection and presuming competence to supporting play and managing behaviors, this part of the series equips you with practical techniques to facilitate growth and development.

    Key Topics Covered:

    • Identifying indicators of autism, aiding early recognition and intervention.
    • Strategies for communication, including echolalia and gestalt language.
    • Promoting meaningful relationships, focusing on relationship-first approaches.
    • Proactively managing challenges such as transitions, toileting, and dependency.
    • Utilizing visual supports, AAC (Augmentative and Alternative Communication), and visual schedules for enhanced learning experiences.
    • Strategies for self-regulation and coregulation to prevent meltdowns

    This video series will be the first step in becoming equipped with the knowledge and tools necessary to support and empower autistic children in reaching their full potential.

    More About The Handbook:  In this 60-page para handbook, you will be able to pick and choose the information that you want to share with your paraprofessionals. You can start with the most important topics and skills for your classroom and add to them throughout the year. It’s a great way to provide ongoing training. For example, start with 15 pages at the beginning of the school year and add a few new pages each month. Each topic is easy to digest with simple bullet points. You can extend the conversation from there if needed.

    ► Specific topics included:

    What is autism?, The Neurodiversity Movement, The infinity symbol vs puzzle piece, Indicators of autism, Roles of a special education teacher and related service providers, Para ethical responsibilities, Parts of an IEP, Our beliefs, Data collection, Presuming competence, Echolalia, Gestalt language, Eye contact, Relationship first, Be proactive, Transitions, Less talking, Dependance, Toileting, Carrying kids, Prompting, Hand under hand, Wait time, AAC, All done bucket, Wait mat, Start chart, Visual schedule, Transition object, Special interests, Supporting play, Behavior, Meltdowns, Behavior plans, Sensory, Coregulation, Self-Regulation, Glossary of terms

    Editable forms: IEP at a glance Tip sheet for students Roles and duties page Student list Behavior plan at a glance

     Extra page for you to add your own topics and information for the handbook

    ► Quote posters to post around your room to provide motivation and reminders to all staff

    Note:  The handbook is a pdf download.  It is not a physical copy of the handbook.

    Terms Of Use:

    • you may use the link to the video series to train support staff for one classroom/program (it is okay to send the link to those paras/educational assistants/support staff to view )
    • you may print and/or send a copy of the Para Handbook to the support staff in one classroom
    • please do not share this link to the video series of the handbook with other teachers or classrooms, but rather refer them to Autism Little Learners to purchase their license
    • if your district would like to buy multiple licenses at a discount or a site license, please have them contact Tara at autismlittlelearners@gmail.com