« Laid-Off Calif. Teachers Wooed for Special Ed. Jobs | Main | Judge Ends 26-Year Special Education Suit in Baltimore »

Tips Offered on Teaching Students With Autism

Readers may want to check out the National Education Association's free online workshop on improving education for students with autism.

The 60-minute video, called "The Puzzle of Autism," offers classroom strategies for educators to create positive educational and social experiences for students with autism spectrum disorders. The video explains the disability and its common characteristics, suggests techniques to work successfully with children who have the disability. The workshop also features PowerPoint presentation slides and supplemental materials available for download.

"As a long-time math teacher, I am very familiar with numbers," said Dennis Van Roekel, the president of the NEA, in a statement. "Considering the statistics, we know that people in every community, neighborhood, and public school will likely be affected by autism at some point. That's why NEA believes it is crucial to equip parents and educators with the information and tools necessary to help students with autism succeed."

You must be logged in to leave a comment. Login | Register
Ground Rules for Posting
We encourage lively debate, but please be respectful of others. Profanity and personal attacks are prohibited. By commenting, you are agreeing to abide by our user agreement.
All comments are public.

Follow This Blog


Most Viewed on Education Week



Recent Comments