A typical school day can be difficult for students with autism. They often struggle with communication and transitions, and crowded school hallways and different class schedules present challenges.

School districts need all the resources they can get if they are to best support students with autism and the teachers who are with those students each day.

Many educators—general classroom teachers and special educators as well—also are looking for resources to help neuro-typical students better their peers with autism.

During Autism Awareness Month, these five free webinars from PresenceLearning can help educators generate conversations and new ideas focused around how to support students with autism.

1. The Autistic Brain by Dr. Temple Grandin

Hey #educators! Here are 5 great webinars for #Autism Awareness Month #specialeducation

School administrators are seeking a deeper understanding and new strategies to serve a growing population of students with autism. An overburdened system and the Common Core’s emphasis on language and communications skills has created a sense of urgency to find the best approaches to giving them appropriate access to the curriculum.

2. Uniquely Human: A Different Way to See Autism and Create Pathways to Success by Dr. Barry Prizant

Providing services for children with autism is a growing challenge. Special educators and families are hungry for advice and encouragement. Autism is usually portrayed as a checklist of deficits: difficulties interacting with others, sensory challenges, and repetitive—sometimes disruptive—behaviors. Therapy has focused on eliminating “autistic” symptoms. Now there’s a different perspective and a new approach.

About the Author:

Laura Ascione

Laura Ascione is the Managing Editor, Content Services at eSchool Media. She is a graduate of the University of Maryland's prestigious Philip Merrill College of Journalism. When she isn't wrangling her two children, Laura enjoys running, photography, home improvement, and rooting for the Terps. Find Laura on Twitter: @eSN_Laura http://twitter.com/eSN_Laura


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