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Colorado Department of Education Professional Development - Getting Ready for Your New Student with ASD, Part 01 (2-Part Series) (Tri-State Webinar)

Getting Ready for Your New Student with ASD, Part 01 (2-Part Series) (Tri-State Webinar)

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

On-Demand format. Getting Ready for Your New Student with ASD, Part 01 (2-Part Series) (Tri-State Webinar)
On-Demand format

Presenters:  Teri McGill, M.S. Ed.D. and Melissa Scheidt, M.S. Ed.D.
Originally aired October 3, 2014


Learner Objectives

Participants will:

  • Understand the characteristics of students with autism.
  • Understand that autism is a spectrum disorder.
  • Understand the behaviors that lie beneath the surface (icebergs) for many individuals on the autism spectrum.
  • Identify strategies to use reinforcement effectively for a student with autism.
  • Gain insight into some perspectives of individuals with autism.

Study Questions

After watching the webinar in the section called View the Webinar (upper left-side), please email Janet Zimmerman your contact information and your response to the 2 study questions receive your certificate and your contact information.  Janet Zimmermann's email is

Contact Information:

  1. Your Name
  2. Your Email Address
  3. Your District
  4. Your Role (teacher, para, SLP, etc.)

Study Questions:

  1. Discuss the benefits presented in the webinar of using reinforcement systems (token boards, visual schedule of reinforcement, etc.) with students with autism.
  2. Discuss what you learned from the section on icebergs in autism – understanding what lied beneath certain behaviors..


Other Parts of this Training

Contact Information

Janet Zimmermann


Upon receipt of completed study questions you will receive a certificate for .75 hours

Professional development events offers a certificate

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