Professional Development Center

EPS 515 Training Paraprofessionals to Work Effectively with Students with Autism

Course Number: EPS 515
Course Title: Training Paraprofessionals to Work Effectively with Students with Autism
Class #: 62346
Dates: July 21 - August 29, 2014
Times: Asynchronous Weekly Online Sessions
Delivery: Online
Faculty: Cynthia Ziobrowski, Center for Autism and Related Disabilities
Credit: Three (3) Inservice Graduate Credits
Tuition/Fees: $1,359.00 (Maine Resident)
Registration Form: Click here or call 780-5055

In this class, learners will gain knowledge of how to be an effective Paraprofessional. The Autism continuum will be examined and learners will recognize the 5 major characteristics that constitute Autism. Teacher expectation and responsibilities will be discussed and summarized. The learner will attend a make and take visual supports class and be responsible for developing and presenting a project that will reflect supports offered in their classroom. Completion of this course qualifies towards Maine Special Education Certification Face-to-Face Class Requirements: There are three face-to-face classes scheduled for this course (schedule to be arranged at start of course). These classes are held at the York County Community College in Wells, Maine. Under special circumstances, if travel presents a hardship, students may request an alternative site. Approval by the instructor before the course begins is necessary (CARDNH@maine.rr.com). Completion of this course qualifies towards Maine Special Education Certification.