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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Wednesday, July 15 • 10:30am - 11:45am
5AB Better Together: Strategies for Inclusion in the Co-Taught Classroom

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Students learn best when they truly belong as part of a supportive, collaborative learning community. Through Specially Designed Instruction (SDI), educators adapt content, methodology or delivery of instruction to address the student’s needs. With structure, order and predictability in the inclusive classroom, all students benefit from the implementation of best practices. Throughout this session, participants will gain a better understanding of SDI, the relationship of the special and general educators, and strategies to increase initiation, investment and engagement for all students.

Learning Objectives:
1. Participants will be able to define key characteristics of Specially Designed Instruction (SDI).
2. Participants will gain an understanding of best practices such as data collection, structured environments, prompting and fading, as well as academic accommodations to implement in the co-taught setting.
3.Participants will learn strategies to co-plan and create a partnership between the special education teacher and the general education teacher.


Samantha Hebenstreit

Autism Specialist, Tapestry Public Charter School
Samantha began her work with students with autism while attendingThe University of St. Thomas in 2000, where she graduated with a Bachelor’s degree inSociology and Family Studies. Samantha spent several years working as a BehaviorTherapist before moving to Atlanta to pursue her... Read More →

Wednesday July 15, 2020 10:30am - 11:45am EDT
Upstairs 5AB

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