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Half-Day Workshop

Seminar: Autism From Bell to Bell

This fast-paced session will share and demonstrate strategies to support students with autism throughout their school day. Topics will include supports for setting up the classroom environment, social skills, behavioral, communication needs, and sensory needs. From the time the school bell rings in the morning to getting on the bus at the end of the day, there are so many opportunities to implement evidence-based strategies to improve student outcomes. We will also look at some free or inexpensive web-based applications or apps to support the topics. I will share stories of people with autism, what I learned, and how I use this to teach others. This will inspire everyone with a solid basis for what we do, how we do it, and why we do it! Strategies, higher expectations, and hope for a bright future!

When you look at the classroom environment it is important to consider the physical structure/boundaries creating for students to successfully access their learning. This would include furniture arrangement, use of visual supports and boundaries, use of color, lighting, seating options and much more. Social and communication go hand in hand and will be addressed by use of visuals, social stories, communication devices, video modeling, aided language stimulation and more. . Behavioral supports are all encompassing (room set up, visuals, how academics are presented, communication systems, and more). Everything a teacher does can affect the behaviors of students. I will share many effective strategies to utilize. I will share “first- then”, powerful reinforcers, looking at the function of the behavior and self-regulation At the end of this session an educator or therapist will have enough information and/or ideas to go back and make changes to their program immediately.

Dates:4 and 5 Mar 2024 (Mon - Tue)
Time:7.00pm – 9.00pm (Singapore Standard Time GMT+0800)
Venue:Zoom Online Live
Speaker: Mo Buti

With over 32 years of experience, Mo is a practiced professional in the field of disabilities providing services and support to those with disabilities, their families & schools. She managed autism programs/services for over 6,000 students as Director of Autism & Intellectual Disabilities at Chicago Public Schools. She was also a special education teacher, autism itinerant, and special education administrator. Mo possesses a M.Ed-BD, M.Ed-ADMIN, QIDP certification, Director of Special Education degree/certificate from Illinois and her Type 75 Administrator certification. Mo is a dynamic, international speaker and well-respected authority on autism, intellectual disabilities, behavioral strategies, educational strategies, & more!

Course Outline:
  1. Classroom environment
    1. Furniture arrangement
    2. Visual boundaries
    3. Desk organization
  2. Social Skills
    1. Video Modeling
    2. Visuals
    3. Role playing
  3. Communication
    1. Expressive and receptive
    2. Total communication
    3. High tech and low tech AAC
    4. Aided language stimulation
  4. Behavior
    1. Classroom rules
    2. Powerful reinforcement
    3. Function of behavior
    4. Regulation system and sensory
Course Objectives:

On completion of the workshop, participants will be able to:

  1. Participants will be able to identify a minimum of 3 areas to improve the physical structure of their program/classroom to improve the environment for students with autism.
  2. Participants will be able to identify a minimum of 3 behavioral supports to utilize with students with autism.
  3. Participants will be able to identify a minimum of 3 supports to enhance communication skills for students with autism.
  4. Participants will be able to identify a minimum of 3 supports to enhance social skills for students with autism.
Who Can Benefit?

Special needs teachers, mainstream teachers, allied educators, learning support teachers, early interventionists, parents and professionals.

Testimonials

Mo is a dynamic and knowledgeable speaker. Her storytelling skills captivate you, but the real power is in her sharing of strategies to support individuals with disabilities!
Beth Poss, M.A. CCC/SLP Speech Language Pathologist

Seeing Mo present is like opening a book of knowledge. She is dynamic, relatable, and personable. When she is finished you have so much to bring back to your students.
Jeanette Van Houten Assistive Technology specialist

Mo presented to my team and taught us with enthusiasm and entertainment about support my Diverse Learner students should receive. Her presentations are well organized, very helpful and yet entertaining to keep all staff members engaged.
H. Wardenaar Director of Student Services about a presentation for divL teachers and paras

Mo Buti is an expert in her field and shares that expertise in a highly engaging, dynamic presentation. She challenges, she informs and she inspires!
Jean Marie Jacoby

Mo Buti is an engaging and highly skilled presenter. She shares her extensive knowledge in a way that makes clear her dedication and commitment to helping all students!
Jeanne Tuthill, MA, CCC-SLP
AT Specialist

I have seen Mo present on several occasions over the past 8 yrs and have always found her sessions to be engaging and insightful.
Mo is a gifted orator and brings her wealth of experience and knowledge whenever she is presenting, and I am looking forward to catching her forthcoming presentations at Closing the Gap in Minneapolis.
I would also add that in both my professional role, and as a parent of young adult with additional needs, Mo has been a great reference point, as I am sure she been for many others.
Bob Sagoo, UK & International Sales Manager - Pretorian Technologies/ Board Member - ISSAC UK ( Communication Matters )

Course Fees & Closing Dates
Registration Type Closing Date Fees (S$) / pax
15 Feb 2024 180
Normal Till Full 220