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Working with Students with Autism Spectrum Disorder
The number of students diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) continues to rise, and many students with ASD are now graduating from high school and entering college classrooms. But some students may enter the university undiagnosed or may choose not to self-identify.
In this workshop, you will learn about the characteristics of ASD, discuss what a student with ASD might need in a college classroom setting and explore strategies to help students be successful in your classroom. Hear accounts from faculty who have had students with ASD in their classroom and gain deeper insight on ways to engage different learners. Explore often-overlooked classroom behaviors (such as the inability to understand peer and instructor nonverbal cues and trouble with group work), cognitive difficulties (such as difficulty writing or presenting to an imagined audience and the inability to link concepts abstractly), and comorbid conditions (such as anxiety) that may undermine college success. We hope that by expanding faculty knowledge base of ASD, students with ASD will have postsecondary success. Come increase your toolbox of teaching techniques! A stipend is available for eligible participants. Registration is required.
This workshop falls under the AAC&U High-Impact Educational Practice of Diversity/Global Learning.