Professional Development


The Cody Center for Autism and Developmental Disabilities is pleased to announce a series of workshops on educational issues associated with Autism and related disorders. You may wish to consider using one or more of these presentations as part of your regularly scheduled staff training.

As school districts encounter a growing number of students who have Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASDs), there is increased need to ensure that faculty and staff members are adequately prepared to provide instruction to these students in the Least Restrictive Environment (LRE). Aimed at increasing teacher competencies when working with students who have ASDs, the workshops address social skills instruction, challenging behaviors, sexuality, transitional services, and general information on ASDs.

Workshops include a PowerPoint slide presentation, interactive exercises, a question and answer period, handouts, bibliographies, and other helpful educational materials. Presenters are Cody Center faculty with specific expertise and experience in educational, behavioral, and social-emotional considerations for children with autism spectrum and related disorders.

The workshops can be offered on staff development days, such as superintendent’s conference day, or at the end of the school day (for example, during faculty meetings). Workshops can be tailored for a given time allowance (one hour, two hours, half-day), as well as for the level of expertise of the audience. For additional information, or to schedule a presentation, please contact Dave Makowski at 631-632-8908.

Last updated by bcole on July 18, 2014

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