October 2013

Happy October Coaches

As October comes to a close and we get ready for the end of the first marking period, we just wanted to touch base to pass on a few resources and reminders. Hope you find yourselves having a fun filled Halloween. Thank you for all that you do and for the impact that you make for students with Autism Spectrum Disorder.

Halloween tips for kids with ASD from Autism Speaks

Genesee County START Trainings

Please share these dates with your building and district colleagues.

November 19 & 20, 2013 - Positive Behavior Supports for students

December 3, 2013 - Asperger's Syndrome

January 14 & 15, 2014 - Educational Strategies for students with ASD

March 4, 2014 - Peer to Peer Supports

March 18, 2014 - Asperger's Syndrome

Registration for these professional development opportunities can be found on

Course-where at

Evidence Based Practice Descriptions Provided by National Professional Development Center for ASD

November 18th CAN4GCA Coaches Training

With a greater effort to keep in touch with CAN4GCA Coaches this year, Coach Leaders will be providing opportunities for coaches through Coaches training's.

Our first Coaches training with Kelly Dunlap not too far off.

START Coaches Training - November 18th, 2013 12:30 - 3:30 GISD Davis Building

with Kelly Dunlap.

Coaches must register to attend. Please contact Emily Williams at 591-4877 to register. Please register for the November 18th Coaches Training by Monday November 11th to ensure enough materials will be available.

For more information please contact Amy Chorley at or Angie Chinevere at