In 2015-16 Kent CAN hosted the 1st Annual ASD Conference: Hands on Learning for General and Special Educators, which was a huge success with over 160 participants. The planning team has come back together to begin hosting the 2nd annual event, which will be called GET Supports for Autism. GET stands for General Education Teacher, which again will be the target audience for this conference.
There are more students with Autism being mainstreamed into general education classes today than ever before. Where general education provides the least restrictive environment, it is also an environment in which the teachers may lack the knowledge, training and expertise to work with this population of students. This conference is designed to provide teachers and related service providers with knowledge, strategies, tools, and resources so that students with Autism are able to successfully participate in an inclusive setting.
If you are interested in presenting a 1 hour or a 90 minute session at the GET conference on November 8, 2017, please complete the form below to submit a proposal. Topics considered should be evidence based and will include such areas as: behavior modification strategies, visual supports for behavior and/or communication, general tips, social thinking, self management, peer-to-peer, reinforcement, prompting, video modeling, social stories, etc. As a reminder, this is a hands on learning conference, and so proposals should include suggestions for hands on learning.
Proposals must be received by April 1, 2017