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ACSA - Association of California School Administrators - Sped Conference


Legally Defensible Programs and Services for Students with Autism

Presented by nationally recognized researcher, author, and practitioner in Autism, Dr. Mitch Taubman, and, experienced Special Education administrator, presenter, and author, Mary Schillinger, this presentation will cover the critical attributes of comprehensive and defensible programs from preschool through high school for all functioning levels of students with autism.  Find out what the essential components are that must be addressed in any IEP and program for your students with Autism, and how to embed these components into your Autism Programs.  Learn about common program gaps that cause districts to lose litigation challenges.  A model for building capacity within district staff for the training and implementation of Applied Behavior Intervention in all settings will be described with suggestions for addressing the unique needs of your district and students.  Find out how a well-trained behavior team can reduce disruptive behaviors and conduct in class models for intervention.  Checklists for use in conducting a gap analysis of your district programs as well as resources, strategies, and forms will be provided.  Tools for compliance, communication, collaboration, and de-escalation will be shared.