Emory Autism Center 2020 Summer Conference has ended
The Emory Autism Center’s Monarch Summer Conference is for anyone involved with the education of individuals diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) including educators, vocational providers, behavior specialists, school administrators, paraprofessionals, speech and occupational therapists, rehabilitation counselors, school psychologists, parents, family members, mental health providers, families of individuals with ASD, and individuals with ASD.

We are featuring 25 sessions with top notch speakers in education and transition for students with ASD. Please identify the appropriate track (parent, education, transition) that will fit your interests/needs in order to identify sessions to attend.
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Thursday, July 16 • 3:30pm - 4:30pm
5AB Peer Mediated Instruction

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This presentation will give simple and easy to apply tips for introducing peer mediated instruction into a school setting. The teacher will be given the knowledge and skills to: choose buddies, train those buddies and create opportunities for buddies to interact. Teachers will also learn ways to create greater independence in their students through the use of peer mediated instruction.

Learning Objectives:
1. Participants will be able to implement a buddy program in their school setting.
2. Participants will be able to teach peer buddies skills to better interact with their students.
3. Participants will be able to teach peer buddies how to implement procedures to decrease adult prompting.


Danielle Wetherald, M.Ed.

Special Education Teacher, Lee County Schools
I am currently in my third year of teaching in a 3-5th grade MOID self-contained classroom. Previous to teaching I served as a special education paraprofessional for three years while I earned my bachelor's degree. I have experience in SID, MIID, and inclusion settings as well. I... Read More →

Thursday July 16, 2020 3:30pm - 4:30pm EDT
Upstairs 5AB