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.

Kristin Highland

Troup County Schools
I am currently the behavioral paraprofessional for Long Cane Elementary school in which I focus primarily on assisting students who require behavioral intervention as part of their IEP. I focus primarily on identifying behavioral triggers for each student, as well as, implementing prevention practices to assist students in identifying their own triggers and providing “cool down” strategies throughout their day in order to prevent escalated behaviors. My job is to teach my students independence in their behavioral plan by teaching them communication when they are stressed, pro-active “cool down” strategies to prevent escalated behaviors, and finding a center of balance and recognition should an escalated behavior occur resulting in de-escalation.
I have 10 years experience in early education through early childhood education programs, as well as, elementary school settings. I have experience, also, with autism and Asperger syndrome in children as young as two years old.