The Rising Tide of Autism: How your school will be affected and practical strategies you can implement today

Moderated by Kevin Hogan, eSchool News, Content Director


2009 Free Webinar Series

Webinar Series

The Rising Tide of Autism:

How your school will be affected and practical strategies you can implement today


Date: Tuesday, Nov 10, 2009

Time: 1:00 pm EDT / 10:00 am PST

Duration: One hour (15 mins for Q&A)

Autism-related challenges are growing exponentially, but there are ways to cope. Join the experts in this webinar to find out the key steps you must take right now to (a) help these students, (b) protect your assets, and (c) preserve your general curriculum.


In early October, a national report released in the journal Pediatrics revealed that 1 percent of US children ages 3-17 have an autism spectrum disorder, an estimated prevalence of 1 in every 91 children.  This is a dramatic increase from the one in 150 prevalence rates currently reported.  Given the deluge of students diagnosed within the autism spectrum, states and schools are struggling to make sense of this and come up with best-practice standards & programs.  Some of the challenges faced by schools are:

  • Autism spectrum’s broad range
  • The diversity and complexity of individual needs
  • No “one-size-fits-all” approach
  • Handling academically brilliant students with social and communication barriers
  • And much more

This webinar, sponsored by eSchool News and AutismPro, has been designed to help educators understand how this influx of children with autism will affect schools and every general education classroom across the U.S.  Webinar speakers Jamie Duncan-Chapman and Philip Mellor will provide some initial strategies that both classroom teachers, and school and district administrators can implement now to confront this challenge head on.

Webinar Speakers:
Jamie Duncan-Chapman Special Education CoordinatorOffice of Special EducationBerkeley County Schools, West Virginia Jamie Duncan-Chapman
Philip Mellor Executive Director of Special EducationHenry County Schools, Georgia Philip Mellor
Kevin CusterCEOAutismPro Kevin Custer

By attending this webinar you will learn what the affect of this increase mean to you and practical strategies that both administrators and teachers can implement right away.

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