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Autism Workshop on Creating Inclusive Classrooms

Author Paula Kluth, Ph.D., Hosts April 8th Autism Workshop on Creating Inclusive Classrooms

Event, sponsored by the Maryland Coalition for Inclusive Education (MCIE), coincides with April’s Autism Awareness Month

The MCIE is hosting an autism workshop to promote literacy, learning and belonging for students with autism to coincide with National Autism Awareness Month which takes place in April. The workshop, led by Dr. Paula Kluth, is being held on Friday, April 8, 2011 at the Ceresville Mansion in Frederick, Maryland.

Dr. Paula Kluth, an author, consultant, teacher, advocate, and independent scholar who works with teachers and families to provide inclusive opportunities for students with disabilities and to create more responsive and engaging schooling experiences for all learners.

Dr. Kluth will explain how to design literacy activities that are challenging and meaningful for all learners, so the academic curriculum benefits everyone—including students with severe disabilities. Participants will learn practical strategies for including and supporting students with disabilities in reading, writing, speaking, and listening activities. Ideas for enhancing skills in comprehension, fluency, and vocabulary will be highlighted. In this interactive session, attendees will also experience differentiation by participating in collaborative, active, and brain-compatible learning techniques that engage students and make learning joyful.

The session is appropriate for teachers in K-12 classrooms, as well as for school leaders, related service providers, family members, and anyone else who cares about the learning of all children, including those with autism spectrum disorders and other disabilities.

Where: Ceresville Mansion
8529 Liberty Road
Frederick, MD 21701

Friday, April 8, 2011
Registration: 8:30 a.m. / Workshop: 9 a.m.– 3 p.m.

Individuals are asked to register by April 6th at noon, by visiting www.tinyurl.com/mcieworkshop <http://www.tinyurl.com/mcieworkshop> or calling 410-859-5400.  The cost of the workshop is $125 for educators/service providers and $100 for parents of a child with a disability. The cost includes the full-day workshop, continental breakfast, lunch, training materials, and follow-up information.

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