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Preparing for a New Student with Autism (21-22 ASD Tri-State Webinar Series)

Audience: Educators, Other District/School Staff, Parents | Topic: Autism, Special Education | Hosted by: Office of Special Education

On-Demand format. Preparing for a New Student with Autism (21-22 ASD Tri-State Webinar Series)
On-Demand format

About the Webinar

Presented by Teri McGill M.Ed., BCBA

Originally aired on: August 25, 2021

This webinar is designed to help those working with students with autism by giving an overview of common characteristics and providing some helpful tips and strategies for a successful school year. This presentation will include the following topics:

  • Short review of the characteristics of Autism and how staff can learn more about Autism
  • Checklist of needed for your new student with Autism (Reinforcement, Structure, and Visuals)
  • Examples of supports for supporting your student's learning needs
  • Variety of free online resources for the team in the areas of reinforcement, using visual supports, and Behavior supports.

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Learner Objectives: 

  • Understand basic characteristics of Autism and how to access resources to learn more about different presentations of Autism.
  • Learn important components to include in an educational program for individuals with Autism including reinforcement, pairing, structure and visuals
  • Be able to access a variety of free online Autism resources in order to learn more about Autism and a variety of strategies to support individuals on the spectrum.


This webinar is posted the Nebraska Autism Spectrum Disorders Network website.

Getting Ready for A New Student with Autism

Who Should Attend: 

Administrators, general education teachers, specialist teachers, family members, special education professionals, and related service providers.

About the Presenter

Teri McGill is currently a Regional Coordinator for the Nebraska ASD Network. As a Regional Coordinator, Teri presents on a variety of topics related to Autism and provides consultation and coaching for educators working with students Birth-21 with Autism or related disorders in her region. She taught Early Childhood Special Education for Lincoln Public Schools for 18 years. Teri holds a master’s degree in Special Education from the University of NE-Lincoln and is a Board-Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA).


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Contact Information

Rhonda Danner


After watching this recorded webinar a certificate for 1 hour is available. Complete a brief survey and short knowledge check. A certificate will be generated if a passing score of 80% is achieved. 

Evaluation Survey & Knowledge Check

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