Conscious Discipline for Students with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD)
1 in 68 children in the United States have Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD). Educators must understand ASD and how to help these children succeed in the classroom, and social emotional learning (SEL) is critical for this success. Learn how to support students with ASD in connecting with others, developing social skills, managing emotions, learning and thriving.
- Orlando, FL
- Dr. Becky Bailey
- Cheryl Cotter
- Kim Jackson
Here's What You'll Learn:
Learn how to use Conscious Discipline with children who have Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD), including a better understanding of how to build structure, safety and connection for students with ASD. Create an educational environment in which children with ASD can thrive and succeed.
Who Should Attend
Educators and administrators for all ages, special education teachers, school counselors, school psychologists and social workers will discover essential strategies for effectively working with children with ASD. Previous knowledge and implementation of Conscious Discipline is helpful but not essential.
Facilitators Dr. Becky Bailey, Master Instructor Kim Jackson, and The Autism Project’s Cheryl Cotter will draw on expertise and personal experience to equip you with the tools you need to help students with ASD succeed.
Information about workshop materials coming soon!
Embed social emotional learning and self-regulation into everyday interactions, as well as structured times.
An estimated 1 in 68 children in the United States have Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD). Failure to provide effective SEL instruction strongly contributes to academic difficulties and poor post-school outcomes for this population. Effective educators, counselors, psychologists and social workers should be prepared to help children with ASD feel safe, connect with others and succeed.
At this two-day workshop, Dr. Becky Bailey, Master Instructor Kim Jackson, and The Autism Project’s Cheryl Cotter will teach you how Conscious Discipline can meet these needs. Because every child with ASD is different, you’ll discover a variety of helpful strategies and tools to put in your toolbox.
Key objectives include:
- Learn how Conscious Discipline can be used to increase the social emotional learning of children with ASD.
- Build a better understanding of brain development as it relates to children with ASD.
- Explore why a student with ASD may react differently.
- Develop an understanding of why and how information may need to be presented in a more structured way for students with ASD.
- Uncover powerful strategies for safety, connection and problem-solving that you can implement to set these children up for success.
Meet Your Facilitators
Dr. Becky A. Bailey
Dr. Becky Bailey is an award-winning author, renowned educator and internationally recognized expert in childhood education and developmental psychology. She is the creator of Conscious Discipline, a trauma informed program that transcends positive discipline to help families and educators become more resilient, more compassionate and better equipped to handle whatever challenges, conflicts or upsets life sends their way. Through Conscious Discipline, Dr. Bailey has inspired and trained more than 3 million educators and caregivers, impacting an estimated 15.8 million children. She has authored 21 books related to guidance and discipline, several of which have won national awards. She currently has over 1.2 million books in circulation.
Kim Jackson is a master teacher who is dedicated to providing the very best learning experiences possible for each child in her care. She graduated from Winthrop University with a Bachelor’s Degree in Early Childhood Education. She has been teaching and coaching in the public schools of North and South Carolina for over 23 years and has been part of the North Carolina Preschool Demonstration Program, modeling best practices in action. She has extensive experience working with children with autism. Kim provides teacher training at the local, state and national level.
Cheryl Cotter holds a Master of Education degree and is a special educator with over 20 years of experience in training, coaching and consultation in schools and for community agencies. In her current role as Director of Programs at The Autism Project, she balances curriculum development, direct teaching, presenting and coaching. Cheryl has completed advanced training in a variety of therapeutic interventions for individuals with autism spectrum disorder, anxiety and social emotional challenges.
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Scholarships & Helper Positions
The Conscious Discipline event scholarship covers tuition fees and course materials for this workshop. Travel, accommodations, meals and any special discount packages are not covered. If you have registered for this event and you are selected to receive a scholarship, your registration fees will be refunded.
If you are selected to receive a scholarship, you are required to stay at the host hotel and understand that you may be requested to write a very brief article of your experience that will likely be published in our online newsletter, announced in an email and/or posted on our website.
Prior scholarship recipients are not eligible and the scholarship is not transferable.