Thursday, May 27, 2021

Autism in Context: Optimizing Equity for Students on the Spectrum

Autism in Context: 
Optimizing Equity for Students on the Spectrum
webinar put on by the 
Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development

Date:  Tuesday, June 8, 2021
Time:  11 a.m. SLT
Duration:  1 hour

Educators and parents or guardians of students on the autism spectrum are often at odds, bringing to the table vastly different perceptions and expectations. And yet, because these students depend heavily on consistency and continuity across contexts, effective collaboration with parents and guardians is a crucial component of their education. How do educators bridge this gap?

Barbara Boroson has sat on both sides of the table for these challenging conversations — as both an autism educator and a parent of a child on the spectrum — and brings a multifaceted perspective to this touchy topic. In this webinar, teachers and education leaders will collect practical information and strategies for maintaining an equitable learning environment that embraces these quirky learners — and their parents and guardians, too.

Speaker Barbara Boroson
Barbara Boroson is the author of the new ASCD publication "Decoding Autism and Leading the Way to Successful Inclusion" and "Autism Spectrum Disorder in the Inclusive Classroom: How to Reach and Teach Students with ASD" (Scholastic, 2016) and has worked in the field of autism education for more than 25 years in clinical, administrative, and advisory capacities.

She provides professional development and consultative services nationwide to school districts and parents facilitating successful inclusion, and speaks frequently at conferences, colleges and graduate schools.

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