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  • Special Education

    Autism/Asperger Network and DESE present a free Professional Development Institute for Massachusetts Early Childhood Educators: Early Identification and Supports for Young Children with Autism

    Early Identification and Supports for Young Children with Autism

    Learn More and Register Here

    First 2 sections of the Institute:
    Enrollment opens February 18
    Enrollment ends March 4
    Sessions begin March 9
    Sessions end May 18

    Second 2 sections of the Institute:
    Enrollment opens March 25
    Enrollment ends April 8
    Sessions begins April 13
    Sessions end June 22

    AANE (Asperger/Autism Network) in partnership with the Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education (DESE) is offering a free professional development institute for Early Childhood Educators on working with students on the autism spectrum. Participants will learn concrete classroom strategies, are eligible for:

    • 67.5 PDPs
    • 3 graduate credits

    and can use these credits to maintain or advance your licensure!

    Join us for our Early Childhood Professional Development Program! This Institute includes live class instruction, self-paced coursework, flexible one-on-one access to the course instructor, and an educator networking chat platform.

    Participants: This program is for all early childhood and pre-k special educators, directors, paraprofessionals, mental health, and related service providers (OT, PT, SLP) working in public schools in Massachusetts

    Host: AANE Staff

    Cost: Free

    Description: Autism is neurologically-based and can affect cognition, sensory processing, communication, social and emotion development, learning, and behavior. Research has shown that early detection and supports for children can promote development and future growth. This course will help educators expand their knowledge of the stages of development and the importance of routine screenings.

    The course will incorporate the tools from the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and MA Act Early, as well as draw on AANE's vast experience working with and supporting families of children on the autism spectrum.





    Last Updated: February 23, 2022



     
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