Introduction to Autism in the Classroom

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Introduction to Autism in the Classroom

Registration closes:
Jan 18, 2022 at 11:00 pm
Facilitator(s): Kelsey Penney
Date:January 19, 2022
Time:4:00 pm to 6:00 pm MDT
$20.00 (CAD)
Location: Virtual
Course code: 22-IE-086-CARC

Target Audience

Educators, parents, and caregivers

About this learning opportunity

This session aims to support educators, parents and professionals to build their understanding of autism spectrum disorder and how it impacts learners in classroom settings. Using the SCERTS framework as a guide, participants will learn about the core components of an autism diagnosis and an introduction to how these contribute to strengths and needs in the classroom. This session will also introduce universal concepts to support educators and support staff to rethink their environments and perspectives to create more inclusive spaces.

This learning opportunity is being subsidized through funding from Alberta Education.

About the facilitator(s)

Kelsey Penney has been working with Children’s Autism Services of Edmonton for the past 10 years. Kelsey has worked with teachers and educational assistants to support students with autism in inclusive and specialized school settings from early education to high school. Kelsey received her Bachelor of Education from the University of Alberta and recently completed her Masters of Arts in Educational Leadership and Management from Royal Roads University.  Kelsey moved to North Vancouver in July and is excited to expand the services and supports that Children’s Autism Services offers to this community.

It is Kelsey’s belief that students with Autism can thrive in any setting with the right supports, and that educators need a toolbox of strategies to feel confident to help their students succeed.