On The Horizon
Look for us at the 2015 Council for Exceptional Children (CEC) convention in San Diego, CA, April 8-11, 2015. CSESA is leading a strand of sessions Friday April 10, 2015. The strand is comprised of “Literacy Instruction for High School Students with ASD”, “Strengthening Independence in Adolescents with ASD”, “Strengthening Social Competence and Peer Relationships of Adolescents with ASD”, and “Preparing High School Students with ASD for College and Careers”. Session times can be found here.
Some CA team members are pictured above
Want to be a part of be CSESA team?
CSESA is looking for high schools in or near North Carolina, Wisconsin, and Southern California that are ready to partner with us to build and/or enhance supportive programs for the growing number of adolescents with autism. We are actively recruiting high schools for our 2nd Cohort of schools to be involved in the 2015-2017 school years. More information and an interest form can be found on the CSESA website here.
It has been great to get into high schools and see all of the wonderful strategies that teachers are using to support their students with ASD. Here are a few examples of visual supports that we saw teachers using during our time in the schools. For more information about visual supports for high school students on the autism spectrum, visit our Visual Supports case study here:
Visual Supports for participating in class. This teacher in Wisconsin provided clear expectations for her students across different types of classroom instruction. This is a great way to help remind students of the rules of the road for individual, small group, and large group activities.
Hank Hygiene! One of our North Carolina teachers uses visual supports in his weekly lessons related to grooming. Direct instruction related to these “soft” skills can help students as they prepare for post-secondary plans, including soft skills needed for jobs or college. Read more about how to support the development of independence in students with ASD: http://fpg.unc.edu/…/reso…/snapshots/FPG_Snapshot73_2014.pdf
A special Autism-At-A-Glance on hygiene is also coming soon – keep an eye on our Facebook page for updates.