What You Will Learn

Only 12% of adults with Asperger’s Syndrome, and only 10% of adults with autism are permanently employed.  Fewer still live independently.  The inclusive classroom can help remove the stigma of special ed, and is designed to prepare these students for life after school by boosting their confidence level, helping them learn age-appropriate social skills and enabling them to make friends with students without disabilities.  But mainstreaming brings its own challenges for educators in the general ed environment.

This webinar will provide essential information for administrators, counselors and teachers in the general education environment who are tasked with working with students with milder forms of autism – including high-functioning autism, Asperger’s Syndrome, and nonverbal learning disorder.  School success is critical for young people who are “high on the autism spectrum.”  This “equipping” webinar will give educators in various roles the understanding and skills and strategies to help them succeed. 

Common challenges for those with high-on-the-spectrum traits include:

  • Communication barriers
  • Depression and anxiety resulting from feeling different
  • Social interaction problems with peers
  • Sensory integration dysfunction
  • Attention issues—hyperfocusing
  • High verbal intelligence vs. low performance intelligence
  • Imposition of routines and interests on self and others
  • Speech and language problems
  • Academic, social and behavioral delays

What you will learn:

  • Gain a working understanding of similarities and differences between high functioning autism, Asperger’s Syndrome, and nonverbal learning disability.
  • Recognize how to screen for “high-on-the-spectrum” disorders and make appropriate referrals for diagnosis and treatment.
  • Understand the connection between sensory integration dysfunction and “high-on-the-spectrum” disorders.
  • Learn how to explain Asperger’s and milder forms of autism to young people in an understandable, positive and caring way.
  • Appreciate the grief process related to milder forms of autism.
  • Grasp how the world looks through the lens of youth who are high on the spectrum.
  • Learn target behaviors to instill in these young people using social skills coaching
  • Develop specific accommodations and strategies to encourage academic success.
  • Build a positive school climate and caring community to support youth with mild forms of Autism.

You Will Also Receive

The $49 registration fee includes the PDF copy of the PowerPoint presentation (no additional charge) related to the presentation

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 Tip Frank, Ed.S., LPC 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

Grade Levels: K-12

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Tip Frank, Ed.S., LPC
About the Presenter

Tip is a long time educator who recently retired from the public schools. He taught middle school and elementary students for seven years before serving as a school counselor for twenty-six years. Tip is currently a child/adolescent and family therapist. He has had an active private counseling practice for nearly twenty years. Tip is the author or coauthor of a number of books including his latest called High on the Spectrum. Tip has had the privilege of speaking on various youth issues around the United States and Canada.