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Autism Spectrum Disorder: An Overview for Educators
PD Hours: 2
This module provides information on the early signs of autism spectrum disorder (ASD), as well as an overview of the difference between a medical diagnosis and an educational determination of ASD. Resources include notes on instructional considerations for teachers who have children and students with ASD in their classrooms, as well as things to keep in mind when working with the families of those children and students (est. completion time: 2 hours).
By completing this module, learners will:
Understand that the strengths and needs of students with ASD vary greatly
Be aware of the early warning signs of ASD
Know the difference between a medical diagnosis of ASD and an educational determination of autism
Be able to identify key IEP and IFSP team members
Understand various factors that might affect family members of students with ASD
Be familiar with strategies that teachers can use when working with students with ASD
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