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Students with autism often have a difficult time with verbal and social communication and art can serve as a vehicle for communication while supporting strengths and encouraging self-esteem. As an art teacher, you likely have many students in your classroom, and working with students with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) can bring a unique set of challenges. With few art teachers having specialized training in working with students on the spectrum, we are often left to our own intuition. All students deserve individualized education, and for our students with special needs, compliance with their needs is also the law!
During this course, you will gain a foundational understanding concerning students on the autism spectrum and special education law. You will learn strategies for developing authentic art experiences for students will also addressing sensory needs in the art room. This course provides opportunities to create instructional tools which support routines and transitions, and facilitates valuable practice when it comes to decoding students’ behavior. As a result of this course, you will walk away with a variety of strategies and ideas to improve your practice and share amongst colleagues.
Participants will need to purchase a copy of the book Ten Things Every Child with Autism Wishes You Knew by Ellen Notbohm (2012).
A sample assignment from Week 5 of the class "Autism and Art"
"This class provided me with the most insightful information about my students with autism spectrum disorder. No PD has even come close to what this class provided and I've sat through a lot of PD classes in 28 years!"
"This is a fabulous way to earn credit toward renewing my license while learning something actually worthwhile and useful."
Hundreds of art teachers have taken the course “Autism and Art”. Here’s what they actually think — without cherry-picking.
(12 month rolling average from all post-course survey respondents – Updated 2/27/2020)
"THE COURSE CONTENT WAS RELEVANT AND UP-TO-DATE"
"MY INSTRUCTOR PROVIDED VALUE-ADDED CONTRIBUTIONS TO ENHANCE DISCUSSIONS AND ENGAGE STUDENTS."
"I ACHIEVED THE GOALS I SET AT THE BEGINNING OF THIS COURSE."
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