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Colorado Department of Education Professional Development - Autism Spectrum Disorder for Administrators (Tri-State Webinar)

Autism Spectrum Disorder for Administrators (Tri-State Webinar)

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

On-Demand format. Autism Spectrum Disorder for Administrators (Tri-State Webinar)
On-Demand format

Originally aired: May 8, 2019
Presenter: Kristen Hanson-Hofmann, Ed.S.


Learner Objectives

Participants will:

  • Develop an awareness of topics to be considered by leaders of programs educating students who have an Autism Spectrum Disability.
  • Gain a deeper understanding of the components of the Colorado Department of Education’s Autism Quality Indicators
    • Family Involvement
    • Transition (at all ages)
    • Behavior


Study Questions

  1. It is important to include parents as active participants in the educational process. Some ways to do this are:
    1. Daily Communication
    2. Listen to their hopes and dreams
    3. Coordinate between school and home
    4. All of the above
  2. If a student with Autism Spectrum Disorder has good grades they won’t qualify for an IEP.
    1. True
    2. False
  3. What are some ways as an administrator that you can support your staff working with students with Autism Spectrum Disorder?
    1. Planning
    2. Classroom observations
    3. Parent Meetings
    4. All of the above
  4. What are some reasons why a student might display maladaptive behavior (choose all that apply):
    1. Access to tangible
    2. To be  “naughty
    3. Access to attention
    4. Access to escape
    5. None of the above
  5. Transition should begin in preschool and continue throughout the school years. Check the areas that should be considered:
    1. Social skills
    2. Academics
    3. Independence
    4. Self determination
    5. All of the above
    6. None of the above

Contact Information

Janet Zimmermann


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