What You Will Learn

“I’m Sam. I like video games, movies, riding my bike, fancy cars, creating my own movies, making paper planes, origami, and other stuff… Sounds normal but I'm not. Everyone is different, I'm really different. I live with an extra smart brain, I have Asperger's. My brain is very busy…I think so much about things; I get stressed out and often get mad or sad. I get sad at school a lot because I don't get the kids and they don't get me…”

And, he’s in your class. Chances are high, there will be at least one student in your class with Autism Spectrum Disorders since they are now occurring in one of every 68 kids - one in 42 boys! And the most prevalent “end of the spectrum” is the high end – High Functioning Autism and Asperger’s. What can educators do to help these kids succeed and thrive in school? Discover the answers during this interactive, 90-minute webinar. Mike Paget, M.Ed. - schools consultant and author - will reveal the obstacles facing these students and how teachers, administrators and other school personnel can help to smooth their way.

Aspies have a hard time expressing themselves and understanding non-literal communication – making for a difficult time in the classroom.
  • Transitioning from one activity to another can result in a meltdown.
  • Intense focus on one interest to the exclusion of all else can make it hard for peers to relate to these kids.
  • Asperger’s kids have no appreciation of personal space and tend to get too close to others.
  • Often, these students have had delayed milestones in motor skills development so they don’t enjoy sports.

Add all this up and it reveals why students with Asperger’s are often bullied, experience depression and feel isolated.

Find ways to help with the social and communication challenges, peer relationships, routines and rules, and organization skills as well as how to avoid escalation throughout changes in routines and classroom instruction during this webinar.


Webinar attendees will learn to:

  • Recognize the signs and symptoms of Asperger’s Syndrome
  • Help Asperger’s students overcome or cope with communication challenges
  • Enlist the help of parents to formulate the best approach for Asperger’s students
  • Reduce stressors for students dealing with Asperger’s
  • Find ways to incorporate special interests of Asperger’s students into the curriculum to help keep them engaged and focused
  • Teach others in the classroom about Asperger’s and help them appreciate the differences of these students.

You Will Also Receive

Benefits from Taking this Webinar
  • Valuable Information – From a nationally known speaker with a reputation for providing insightful and useful information.
  • Inexpensive – Eliminate travel arrangements and travel expenses that you would ordinarily need to expend to attend a professional seminar such as this one.
  • Efficient – No need to spend time arranging for and traveling to this seminar
  • Access PowerPoint™ Visuals – as Mike Paget, M.Ed. progresses through the seminar. A copy of the PowerPoint™ presentation slides will be available to you upon registration.
  • Reproducibles – Handouts and worksheets will be available to you, upon registration.

Potential Funding

Research-based, outcome-based continuing education opportunities from Developmental Resources may qualify for funding under Title 1 Part A Targeted Assistance Program Grants; Title II Part A Improving Teacher Quality Grants; Perkins Professional Technical Education Grants as well as other federal, state and local sources. Requirements vary from state to state. Contact your local administrator.

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Group Discounts

Available for attendees from the same school system or private practice.

3-5 Attendees 10% off
6-9 Attendees 15% off
10-19 Attendees 20% off
20+ Attendees 25% off
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Grade Levels: K-12

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Grade Levels: K-12

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Mike Paget, M.Ed.
About the Presenter

Mike currently works as a state consultant for students with severe emotional and behavioral problems. He has worked with ODD, CD and other special needs students for more than 25 years. Mike is an innovator of effective approaches for working with extremely challenging students. He has conducted seminars across the U.S. and Canada for educators on creative techniques for managing classroom behavior, student aggression and crisis intervention.