Strong executive function skills (e.g. planning, organization, time-management) are essential for academic success. Many adolescents with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) have difficulty in areas of executive functioning. In some cases, these weaknesses can cause intelligent, capable students to underachieve and/or to require a great deal of adult support to perform well in school.
This one-day workshop will introduce a variety of interventions to supporting the development of executive functions. With the right support and training, students with autism can learn strategies and build executive function skills that will benefit them throughout high school and into college and university.
This workshop is appropriate for K-12 classroom teachers, resource teachers, learning support teachers, case managers, educational assistants, other professionals, and parents who want to learn more about supporting students with executive functioning challenges. It may be beneficial for participants who can attend as a team supporting one or more students. However, it is not required to attend as a team, and individual attendees will take away tools and strategies to implement within their respective teams after the workshop.