Sunday, May 05, 2019: 9:00 AM - 4:30 PM
PRE 5 | Contemporary ABA Programs for Students With Autism: Defensibility, Logistics, and Effectiveness
Learn the essential components for any IEP designed to provide FAPE to students with autism as well as how to embed those components into your autism programs from nationally recognized autism researcher and practitioner Dr. Mitch Taubman and experienced special education administrator and national presenter Mary Schillinger. You'll find solid, effective, and contemporary Applied Behavior Analysis techniques and programming that is research-based, specific to the individual needs of each student, and legally defensible. The presenters will also describe a model for building capacity within district staff for the training and implementation of ABA interventions in all settings. Plus, they'll discuss rigorous goals, programming, and expectations in light of Endrew F. You'll take back to your district tips on how a well-trained behavior team can reduce disruptive behaviors and conduct in-class models for intervention.
Tuesday, May 07, 2019: 1:15 PM - 2:30 PM & Wednesday, May 08, 2019: 8:00 AM - 9:15
I8 | Paraprofessionals — How to Staff and Train for Supporting Student Independence in Core Rigor Learning
Your paraprofessionals are your front-line support providers but are often the least adept at providing rigorous support to students. This session will include a review of the national standards for Paraeducator Preparation and strategic guidelines for determining the level of paraprofessional staffing to best support student achievement and independence. Mary Schillinger will also cover a data-driven process for responding to parent requests for aides and guidelines for determining the level of aide support that is appropriate. You'll walk away with a checklist of competencies for effective paraprofessional training, guidelines for fading plans, and tools to assist in ensuring fiscally responsible and supportive levels of paraprofessional support.