What You Will Learn

500,000 American children with some form of autism will become adults over the next decade.  Students with autism spectrum disorders continue to demonstrate amazing capabilities, talents and academic strengths.  However, many parents fear their children’s post-educational future will consist of sitting on the couch watching television.

Increasingly, students on the autism spectrum are participating in general education classrooms and attending colleges and universities. To ensure these students reach their full potential, it is essential that educators learn how to address their difficulties with socialization and with emotional regulation. A variety of evidence-based teaching approaches and promising practices are available to provide students with ASD opportunities to learn the social skills and emotional-regulation strategies they need to be able to thrive in home, school and community settings.

This engaging 90-minute webinar will provide participants with a better understanding of the social and emotional functioning characteristics of students with ASD and procedures for using a variety of support strategies for children and teens with ASD as they learn essential social and emotional-regulation skills. User-friendly, step-by-step procedures will be demonstrated to allow attendees to immediately implement interventions that will make a significant impact on the lives of those they support.

This webinar will provide participants with:

  • An overview of the social and emotional functioning characteristics of individuals with ASD
  • Key insights for using social narratives to support social development
  • Interventions for harnessing video modeling to support social development
  • Methodology for engaging peer-mediated interventions to support social development
  • Procedures for teaching students with ASD how to regulate their emotions

Learning Objectives:

  • Understand the complexities of the social and emotional functioning of individuals with ASD
  • Develop and implement social narrative interventions including Social Stories™, social scripts, Power Cards, cartooning and social autopsies
  • Design interventions that utilize video modeling, video self-modeling and video prompting
  • Implement peer-mediated interventions to teach social skills in natural settings
  • Create environments and use strategies that enhance the emotional-regulation skills of individuals with ASD

Who Should Attend:

  • Teachers
  • Special Education Personnel
  • School Counselors
  • School Social Workers (all levels)
  • Behaviorists
  • Psychologists
  • Therapists
  • School Nurses
  • Community & Faith-Based Youth Workers
  • After-School Program Coordinators
  • Principals

You Will Also Receive

The $49 registration fee includes a PDF copy of the PowerPoint presentation that will accompany the live presentation. This will be emailed to each registrant via the email address provided at registration.

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 Deb Leach, Ph.D. 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
Unlimited Access CD
The pre-recorded webinar on CD will be shipped to you for unlimited viewing.

In order to be eligible for group discounts, we must receive ALL registrations at the SAME time.

Grade Levels: K-12

Unlimited Access CD
Grade Levels: K-12

You will receive a confirmation email. A link to the webinar will be sent separately. Simply click the link at the scheduled time and follow the instructions.

Deb Leach, Ph.D.
About the Presenter

Debra Leach, Ph.D. is an Assistant Professor of Special Education at Winthrop University and is a board-certified behavior analyst who specializes in working with children with autism spectrum disorders, their families and those who serve them. She has served as a special education teacher and general education teacher at the elementary level, working in inclusive settings, and was the inclusion specialist at the K-8 laboratory school at Florida Atlantic University.

Debra has served as the Associate Director for the Florida Atlantic University Center for Autism and Related Disabilities.  In her current position at Winthrop University, Debra teaches a variety of courses in special education. She also has received grants to provide statewide training to teachers promoting the successful inclusion of students with autism spectrum disorders.

In addition to publishing several journal articles, Debra is the author of two books, Bringing ABA into your Inclusive Classroom: A Guide to Improving Outcomes for Students with ASD and Bringing ABA into Home, School, and Play for Young Children with Autism Spectrum Disorders.