2020-2021 Framing Meaningful Conversations Around Autism Eligibility

Participants will be provided a rationale for using the autism eligibility framework as well as an in-depth understanding of the steps in the process and how they benefit parents, teams, and students. Participants will increase their familiarity of various assessment tools used to gather information to guide meaningful conversations around student needs. Lastly, participants will learn how to organize and effectively communicate assessment results with parents and fellow team members to continue framing meaningful conversations around student supports. Learning Objectives/Outcomes: The purpose of this training is to support school teams to engage in a collaborative and respectful process for understanding and evaluating students for special education services within an autism eligibility framework. The following objectives will be met: Know, understand, and consider the rationale for establishing and using the NSSED Autism Eligibility Framework. Understand and explore the collaborative process utilized to gather, integrate and share student evidence used to determine eligibility and identify student supports. Explore and consider a variety of assessment tools to assist your team’s understanding of student strengths and developmental differences that impact their educational experience. This training is appropriate for educators that participate in the evaluation process for determining eligibility for special education services in the school setting. This may include psychologists, social workers, speech-language pathologists, occupational therapists, and special education teachers. This training will address all grade levels (pre-k through highschool).

Satisfactory Completion: Credit for attending a course is based on your signature on the sign in sheet as well as sign out sheet. Participants are expected to attend the entire session to earn credit. Partial attendance may result in partial or no PD credit. All participants must complete an evaluation of the class within two weeks of the session or final session to be sent a certificate.
Cost Information: Workshop fees are waived for NSSED employees, Member District* employees, and parents of students in our member districts. For individual participants who do not meet the above criteria, this course participation fee is $150.00. All Registration or material fees will be billed directly to the school district that employs the participant after the session is complete or the first session in a series is complete. Individuals are asked to not bring payment to the session.
Cancellations: There is no cancellation fee, though we ask for advanced notice to open the spot for another person. NSSED reserves the right to cancel any workshop due to low enrollment.
Refunds: NSSED does not charge prior to the start of the course. If an individual attends the first day of a learning series but is unable to attend the remaining sessions, the school district that employs the participant is able to designate an alternate person. It is up the individual no longer attending the program to give their replacement the information learned in the first session. *Member Districts include:
    Northbrook 27, Northbrook 28, Sunset Ridge 29, Glenview/Northbrook 30, West Northfield 31, Glenview 34, Glencoe 35, Winnetka 36, Kenilworth 38, Lake Bluff 65, Lake Forest 67, Bannockburn 106, Deerfield 109, North Shore 112, Township HS 113, Lake Forest 115, New Trier 203, Glenbrook 225.

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6.00 ISBE (PEL) ELIS
6.00 Physical Therapy CEU IDFPR
6.00 Occupational Therapy CEU IDFPR
6.00 Registered Social Worker CEU IDFPR
6.00 SLP/ Audiology CEU IDFPR

Fee: $0.00
Note: See course description for fee information
Max. 30 seats