2015-2016 IU8 Autism Consortium

Professional Development opportunities

Upcoming opportunities

Join us for the three more opportunities throughout 2015-2016 school year to advance your knowledge of Autism.

Registration is open. To join us for the professional development, please click on the link below.

December 2015

Preparing individual for employment

In this Professional learning module, educators will understand how transition planning can support and promote employment as a transition outcome for individuals with ASD. In addition, learn about a variety of resources and tools to promote successful employment for individuals with ASD.

Autism Consortium: Preparing Individual for Employment

Wednesday, December 16, 2015

9:00 to 3:00

Park Street

February 2016

Incredible 5 point scale

Individuals with autism spectrum disorders (ASD) often have difficulties with social competence and understanding how their behavior impacts themselves and others. In addition, they frequently battle with anxiety and have difficulty regulating their emotions and stress levels. As a result, they repeatedly struggle in social situations. The behavioral support known as the Incredible 5-Point Scale, created by Kari Dunn Buron and Mitzi Curtis (2003), provides a visual representation of social behaviors, emotions, and abstract ideas. It is a simple scale used to teach social understanding. Kari stresses, "the scale is about breaking social and emotional concepts into 5 parts. It is a teaching tool".

Autism Consortium: Incredible 5 Point Scale

Tuesday, February 9, 2016

9:00 to 3:00


April 2016

Exploring Technology support for students with high functioning autism

This professional learning will provide opportunities to explore various types of technology to support students with ASD.

Autism Consortium: Exploring Technology Support for Students with High Functioning Autism

Friday, April 1, 2016

9:00 to 3:00

Park Street

Julie Della - IU 8 Educational Consultant

If you have any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to contact me.