Focused on understanding the social skills differences of individuals on the autism spectrum, this course discusses what success looks like for all students and the impact that soft skills such as social skills can have on that success.
Intended Audience: Special Educators, General Educators, Paraeducators, Parents, Support Staff.
Education Level: Beginner to Intermediate. The learner should have some knowledge of the characteristics of individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorder; some knowledge of terminology and acronyms used in education for students with special needs, especially ASD.
- Discuss the social differences and difficulties of the "hidden curriculum" as well as its connection with challenging behaviors (CO 1)
- Discuss evidence-based strategies to address social issues and teach new skills (CO 2)
- Address ways to make school models work for students with significant social difficulties (CO 3)