One of our goals for all students, in addition to living happy lives, is that they be able to reach their greatest level of potential and independence as possible. Frequently, one of the first supports provided autistic students is assignment of at least some direct individual support from an associate/classroom assistant. There is usually no question that this support is necessary. However, all too often this support is never faded, and we lose sight of how to make the student INDEPENDENT in as many ways as possible. This workshop will offer pragmatic and sensitive ways of honoring the relationships students develop with their associates while fading support and building student independence of learning and participating in as many situations as possible.
Presented by Lisa M. Ladson, B.A, C.A.B.A. & Nanette A. Negri, PhD