1.3 Autism Spectrum Disorder: Experience the World Through Their Eyes

Presenter: Madelyn Shuttleworth

Title: Disabilities/Mental Health Manager

Organization: Mercer County Head Start

Co-Presenter: Amanda Marstellar 

Co-Presenter: Stephanie Morimando

Workshop Description
The workshop will provide an overview of challenging behavior, PBIS, and in-depth knowledge of Autism Spectrum Disorder to include different levels of Autism, Risk Factors, Treatment, and triggers according to DSM-5. This training provides a simulation experience of sensory processing disorder and what it is like for students who experience sensory difficulties. It also provides interventions / strategies to implement in the classroom. There are handouts to give to participants in relation to Autism, interventions, and will talk about Self-Care Strategies for teachers and staff.