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 31 - August 1, 2012
The first day of the Twelth Annual Autism Summer Institute features and all day presentation from Laura A. Riffel Ph.D. Dr. Riffel is a behaviorist who specializes in assisting adults to make proactive changes so that targeted behaviors of children disappear like magic. She has trained thousands of teachers, parents, counselors, psychologists, administrators, and bus drivers how to make data based decisions as a way to change behavior. The presentation will be held in the auditorium of Clearwater High School.
Day two of the program will provide an opportunity for participants to attend multiple sessions and hear outstanding speakers discuss topics relating to helping students with challenging behaviors, iPad apps, bullying techniques, classroom organization, autism and co-morbidity, sexuality, language/AAC and comprehension and literacy for ASD. These sessions will be held in classrooms at St. Petersburg College – Clearwater Campus.