Autism and Art

Autism


Credits: 2 Credits
PD Hours: 80 Hours
Length: 4 Weeks

According to The Center for Disease Control and Prevention, the number of children diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorders has reached 1 in 88.   Meeting the needs of all students can be a challenge for art educators, because we see so many students with a variety of needs in a given day, but it doesn’t have to be a challenge anymore.

Empower yourself with up-to-date research and information on Autism and engage in discussion regarding best practice for students on the spectrum.  Learn teaching strategies and create practical tools to implement in your art classroom right away.  All students can be successful in the art room! For this course you will need to purchase the book: Art as an Early Intervention Tool for Children with Autism by Nicole Martin. ISBN: 978-1-84905-807-0  

  • Research current trends in the field of Autism and how it effects your art program
  • Develop strategies to integrate the latest research into your art room
  • Create specific resources and adaptions for immediate use in your art room
  • Learn what best practices for Autistic students look like
  • Formulate ideas and strategies to help all students find success
Upcoming Class Run Dates:

  • December 1-31
  • No-Credit

    $100/credit

    • Degree Level Graduate Credit
    • Morningside Grade Report
    • Morningside Transcript
    • Full HLC Degree-Level Accreditation
    • Letter Grade
    • 80+ PD Contact Hours
    • Full Access to Class Resources
    • Full Instructor Feedback
    • AOE Certificate of Course Completion
    $200
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    Credit

    $250/credit

    • Degree Level Graduate Credit
    • Morningside Grade Report
    • Morningside Transcript
    • Full HLC Degree-Level Accreditation
    • Letter Grade
    • 80+ PD Contact Hours
    • Full Access to Class Resources
    • Full Instructor Feedback
    • AOE Certificate of Course Completion
    $500
    Buy Now

     

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    Sample topics we’ll cover:

        • Explore case studies and documentaries
        • Building a common vocabulary
        • Using art as an intervention tool
        • Instructional strategies for the art room
        • Adaptions for students with autism
        • Managing difficult behavior
        • Asbergers and savants

     


    Notes from past participants:

     

    Great class, lots of information, and I learned information that I use every day in my classroom

    - Brian R.

     

    This class was so full of information, not only about autism spectrum disorder, but also shared ways to accommodate and adapt in the art room. We got to create many resources that can be used in the future. I really feel that, after this class, I can better connect with my autistic students. I now possess a much deeper understanding of their needs and behaviors.

    - Ellen T.

     

    I did not hesitate to share with my co-workers that this class provided me with the most insightful information about my ASD kids. No PD has even come close to what this class provided and I’ve sat through a lot of PD classes in 28 years!

    - Donna W.

     


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