Understanding Autism Professional Development Curriculum: Strategies for Classroom Success and Effective Use of Teacher Supports

Kucharczyk, S., Hume, K., Kaufman, B., Hedges, S., & Sreckovic, M.
April, 2014

The Center on Secondary Education for Students with Autism Spectrum Disorder (CSESA) is excited to announce the availability of its newest resource, the Understanding Autism Professional Development Curriculum. Created in collaboration with the Organization for Autism Research (OAR), this comprehensive professional development tool is designed to provide middle and high school teachers with the knowledge and evidence-based strategies needed to support their students with autism in the general education classroom. The resources can be used to support various forms of professional development – large group, such as staff meetings or in-services, small teams, such as professional learning communities and department meetings, self-study, and/or one-on-one coaching.

The materials include two 75-minute training presentations, to be used together or separately, with video clips, participant handouts, activity worksheets, and facilitator notes.

Citation: Kucharczyk, S., Hume, K., Kaufman, B., Hedges, S., & Sreckovic, M. (2014). Understanding autism professional development curriculum: Strategies for classroom success and effective use of teacher supports. Chapel Hill: The University of North Carolina, Frank Porter Graham Child Development Institute, Center on Secondary Education for Students with Autism Spectrum Disorder.