It’s All About Independent Functioning! Practical Strategies that Foster Independence for Students with ASD (Tri-State Webinar)
Audience: Parents, Students, Community Partners | Topic: Autism | Hosted by: Office of Special Education
Presented by: Susan K. Lewis Stokes, M.A., CCC-SLP
Originally aired on September 18, 2019
A primary goal when teaching students with ASD is to increase independent functioning and decrease dependence on adults. However, this can be quite challenging in school-based settings where the educational climate often fosters adult support. This webinar will address providing guidance and instruction to educational professionals/adults to maximize independent functioning skills for students with ASD. A unique educational planning guide will be shared, designed to assist teams in identifying contexts and situations that require adult support, necessitating the need for instruction and development of independent skills.
Participants will be able to:
- Discuss why increasing independent functioning skills in students with Autism Spectrum Disorder is a critical life skill.
- Define resources and strategies for providing guidance and instruction to educational professionals/adults to maximize independent functioning skills for students with Autism Spectrum Disorder
- Utilize an independent functioning planning guide to identify student needs and subsequent strategies for teaching independent functioning skills.
Who Should Watch
Administrators, general education teachers, specialist teachers, family members, paraprofessionals, special education professionals, and related service providers
Susan K. Lewis Stokes, M.A., CCC-SLP, has specialized in the area of autism spectrum disorder as both a speech/language pathologist and autism consultant for 30 years. She has presented at many state and national workshops/conferences, and frequently provides trainings and student support, related to all aspects of ASD, to various groups and school districts across the country and Canada.
Contact InformationCDE Autism Team
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