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 • 10:15am - 11:15am
5AB Teaching Self-Contained Elementary Special Education: A Practical Perspective

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This presentation, we will discuss the basics for designing and managing students’ behaviors, academics, and independence in a self-contained elementary education setting. Emphasis will be placed on classroom setup, differentiation, and behavioral management. We will also discuss various strategies to support community-based instruction.

Learning Objectives:
1. Participants will be able to identify three types of visual supports that can be used to aide in scheduling and transitions during the school day.
2. Participants will be able to describe how to practically differentiate and use token systems to manage behavior within the classroom setting.
3. Participants will explain methods designed to support community-based instruction.


Kelsey Hester, M.Ed.

Special Education Teacher, Tift County Schools
">I teach a self-contained elementary special education classroom designed to support the needs of students with Autism Spectrum Disorder and moderate to severe intellectual disabilities. This is my fourth year teaching and I have experience in preschool intervention as well as elementary... Read More →

Thursday July 16, 2020 10:15am - 11:15am EDT
Upstairs 5AB