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About the PEPSA Autism Summer Institute

The Autism Summer Institute is an annual workshop aimed at providing high quality professional development to a wide spectrum of professionals such as ESE and general education teachers, guidance counselors, school psychologists, SLPs, OTs, instructional assistants, administrators, and parents who impact the lives of students with Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD). Each year, national experts and prominent regional professionals offer informative and stimulating presentations on a variety of topics of interest to individuals who desire additional information on research, innovation, and effective educational programs for students with ASD.

This Year's Summer Institute: July 26 - 27, 2011

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The Tenth Annual Autism Summer Institute features Dr. Scott Bellini, whose presentation will explain the relationships between social skills deficits and social anxiety, assess problems related to social functioning, and identify and describe social skills strategies.

Day two of the program will provide an opportunity for participants to attend multiple sessions and hear outstanding speakers discuss topics relating to instructional strategies, addressing literacy outcomes, working with challenging behaviors, using sensory strategies, technology in the classroom, and strategic use of visuals to promote social and emotional skills, and reciprocal communication skills.

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Attendees: Evaluations & Certificates

Individuals who attended the 2011 PEPSA Summer Institute should submit an evaluation. A certificate of attendance will be available for print-out at the end of the evaluation.

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Featured Keynote

Scott Bellini, PhDScott Bellini, PhD, HSPP is the assistant director of the Indiana Resource Center for Autism (IRCA) and an assistant professor at the School of Psychology at Indiana University, Bloomington. Dr. Bellini also serves as the director of Social Skills Research Center (SSRC), a university based center specializing in developing and empirically examining the outcomes of social skill interventions, including video modeling for youth with autism.

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