What You Will Learn

Professional educators face unique challenges and opportunities when working with students with Aspergerís syndrome. With many of these students being taught in inclusive classrooms, understanding how the Aspergerís brain works is an essential skill for teachers, administrators, counselors and other school staff.

1 in 68 children now have autism spectrum disorders (ASD), according to the Centers for Disease Control, and the number is far more prevalent in males (1 in 42). A subset of those on ďthe spectrumĒ (about 1 in 250 of the general population) is considered to have Aspergerís syndrome or high-functioning autism. And up to 50 percent of these students may be undiagnosed.

Autism can have a varied impact on each child. To the untrained observer, a child with Aspergerís Syndrome may seem like a neurotypical student with behavior issues. In this 90-minute webinar, Autism Counselor-Educator Craig McCullough will help educators understand how students with Aspergerís view the world versus other students on the Autism spectrum, or compared to students who are neurotypical. Children and youth with Aspergerís typically have very high intelligence and good verbal skills, but are challenged when it comes to social behavioral cues and non-verbal communication. Mr. McCullough, who also parents a child with Aspergerís, will reveal how the Aspergerís brain functions, and draw upon that knowledge to provide strategies to help these students learn and grow in this often complex social world.

This information-packed webinar will cover:

  • Learning the language of ASD and autistic behaviors
  • Barriers to effective need fulfillment in a school setting
  • The role of developmental trauma to social anxiety at school and in the community
  • Tuning into social cognitive delays
  • Bridging the gap between autistic thinking and the neurotypical mind
  • The difference between a clinical diagnosis and the autistic world
  • Best practices in a school setting

Learning Objectives:

  • Identify connections between the effects of trauma, ASD and Aspergerís
  • Create solutions and interventions to help students with Aspergerís succeed at school
  • Address difficulties with transitions, sensory processing and other environmental stressors
  • Support improved linkage of schools with agencies supporting the developmentally challenged

Who Should Attend:

  • Classroom Teachers
  • Special Education Personnel
  • School Counselors
  • School Social Workers
  • Principals and Administrators
  • At-Risk Coordinators

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 the afternoon prior to the webinar.

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 Craig McCullough 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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Craig McCullough
About the Presenter

Craig McCullough has been a counselor educator for the past 20 years working with children and families in various settings.† These have included schools, residential day treatment facilities, inpatient hospital programs, community-based models and a traditional psychotherapy practice.† He has specialized using various trauma-focused approaches.† With the rise in the diagnosis of autism, Craig became more exposed to clients who were on the spectrum. †He soon discovered the conventional wisdom surrounding autism to be not entirely adequate in appropriately treating the social and emotional struggles of this population.† His family has also been given the challenge and privilege of raising a daughter diagnosed with Asperger’s Ė which has provided him additional insights.