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Students with ASD (Autism Spectrum Disorder)

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Today, every school in America has students who have been diagnosed with ASD Autism Spectrum Disorder)—a neurological disorder on the autism spectrum. The effects of this disorder vary widely, but it is important for every teacher to understand how to recognize behaviors that may indicate Asperger’s Syndrome. In this course, you take away strategies for working effectively with Asperger’s students. You will find out how to work effectively with parents to create the most positive learning environments for children and teens with this disorder. The course is geared for K-12 teachers, but it is also relevant for counselors, faculty in higher education, parents and anyone else interested in understanding this important issue.


Unit 1.
What is Asperger’s Syndrome
-How is AS diagnosed
-What kinds of behaviors are common among AS Students
-What experiences are typical for AS students in school

Unit 2.
Effective communication and learning environment
-What constitutes a comfortable environment
-How to tell if your AS child is feeling lost
-Bullying and inclusion

Unit 3.
Effective Interventions
-Enforcing the IEP and 504 Plans
-Teens and AS

Unit 4.
Working with Teachers
-Stating your Parental Concerns
-Understanding teachers’ experiences and perspective
-Creating Parent/Teacher Teamwork

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