Upcoming Conferences & Workshops
Working Effectively with Students on the Autism Spectrum and the Grown-Ups Who Come with Them with Barbara Boroson
Live In-Person and Live Streamed
9:00 - 3:00 CST
November 15, 2022
1120 E. Diehl Road
Naperville, IL 60563
5 PD Hours
Free Parking, Continental Breakfast, and Lunch on your own
Are you effectively reaching and teaching your students on the spectrum? Do their parents and guardians accept your observations and recommendations? And (be honest!) do you welcome theirs? No? Let's change that!
As increasing numbers of students on the autism spectrum are placed in inclusive classrooms, general educators and staff members are being stretched in “special” directions. This dynamic, interactive workshop looks at students on the autism spectrum both specifically and holistically to help you help them in
differentiated and equitable ways.
We will explore challenges related to anxiety, sensation, socialization, engagement, cognition, behavior, and more. Participants will collect strategies for preempting and addressing barriers to learning by reimagining the classroom and curriculum through the eyes, ears, noses, toes, and perspectives of students on the spectrum.
Early Bird (10/1/22) $179
IL ASCD Member $199
1-Person $248, 2-People $228, 3-People $218
How to Register:
- Online: Use your Visa, MasterCard, Discover, or American Express card at http://www.illinoisascd.org
- Call: 800-877-1478 or 309-438-2160, Mon. - Fri. 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. and use your Visa,
MasterCard, Discover, or American Express.
- Mail: Send completed form with check or copy of PO to IL ASCD Boroson— Illinois State University, Conference Services, Campus Box 8610, Normal, IL 61790-8610.
- Fax: Fax the completed form to 309-438-5364 using your Visa, MasterCard, Discover, or American Express or a copy of school P.O.
Barbara Boroson has worked in autism education for more than twenty-five years. As a clinical social worker, she specialized with students on the autism spectrum and went on to become a special ed school administrator. Several years later, Barbara had her own child on the autism spectrum. Today, Barbara brings her
compelling dual perspective as an autism educator and autism parent to all the work she does, helping educators work effectively with students on the spectrum, and also seeking to bridge the common communication chasms between educators and families. Barbara is the author of several books, including The General
Education Teacher’s Guide to Autism: Essential Answers to Key Questions (Solution Tree, October 2022) and Decoding Autism and Leading the Way to Successful Inclusion (ASCD, 2020).
Do you have anything interesting or exciting that focuses on "balance" in your work as a teacher or leader that you would like to share with educators around the state? This quarter's ILASCD journal will focus around the theme of balance. Let us know how you and your coworkers have created balance. We would love to hear from you!