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March 21, 2016

Executive Function: Autism Conference Breakout Session


The Autism Spectrum Disorder Conference: A Multidisciplinary Review of Current Research and Interventions is just weeks away!  The agenda includes 3 breakout sessions led by professionals, including: 

Executive Functioning in the Classroom

The team of educators from Child and Family Development will lead this interactive discussion:

  • Marie Arrington, MAT, NBCT
  • Jessica DeLing, MEd
  • Mary “Mo” Froneberger, MAT

Topics will include:

  • Creating awareness of Executive Function in the classroom
  • Differentiating instruction in K-12 classrooms, including homework 
  • Supporting Executive Function from a multi-sensory approach

Conference Summary: Dr. Gary Mesibov, internationally recognized autism expert, is the main speaker at this day-long conference.  The focus is on understanding the neurological differences that research has identified between people with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) and typical learners, and then adjusting educational, clinical and community-based programs to more closely match the learning styles and needs of those with ASD. The presentation will describe some of the learning differences that have been identified in people with ASD (referred to as The Culture of Autism) and show how these can be accommodated by making evidence-based appropriate adaptations in how interventions are created and delivered. Emphasis will be on strategies for teaching skills that will be needed to help those with ASD to achieve the highest quality of life possible and also on reviewing new approaches that are on the horizon.

Conference Information & Registration: Charlotte AHEC website 

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