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Workshop for School Inclusion of Students with Autism June 12

A workshop on inclusion of children with autism in middle and high school will be held Friday, June 12 at SUNY Plattsburgh’s Angell College Center.

“Everybody Wins: Inclusion of Middle and High School Students with Autism and/or Intensive Support Needs” begins Friday morning at 8:30 with a presentation by Dr. Lisa Cushing on current research about the essential components, strategies and practices associated with instituting social and academic inclusion. Participants will be given a look at how one educator was successful in her work to include secondary school students with disabilities. 

Cushing then leads a workshop after lunch on “Thinking Ahead: Transition Focused Education in Middle and High School (or Earlier) to Improve Post-school Outcomes for Students with Autism and/or Intensive Support Needs.”

In this presentation, Cushing will describe the current research on outcomes for students with autism and significant disabilities, explaining the purpose of transition planning and how evidenced-based practices can be used to improve those outcomes.

Cushing is associate professor in the Department of Special Education, University of Illinois at Chicago.

Participants can register for the morning or afternoon workshop $15 or both for $30. For more information on registration, contact Kate Children, conference director with College Auxiliary Services, at 518-564-3054 or email [email protected]. For information on the program, contact Dr. Pat Egan, associate professor of psychology, at 518-564-3374 or email [email protected]

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