Hidden Curriculum: Practical Solutions for Understanding Rules in Social Situations and Using the Comprehensive Autism Planning System




Date: Thursday, March 7, 2019
Time: 8:00 am (Continental Breakfast)
Workshop Time:
8:30 am - 3:30 pm (Lunch provided)

DoubleTree Hotel
5000 W. 127th Street
Alsip, IL 60803

Workshop Description:

The Hidden Curriculum refers to the set of rules or guidelines that are often not directly taught but are assumed to be known (Garret, 1984; Hemmings, 2000; Jackson, 1968; Kanpur, 1989).  This curriculum contains items that impact social interactions, school performance, and sometimes health and well-being.  The curriculum also includes unspoken rules, slang, metaphors, body language, etc.  While this information may be intuitive for neurotypical individuals, it is not for those with autism or other special needs.  This session includes practical tips for teaching these hidden social needs to children and to adults and stresses the importance of making these a part of everyday life.

This session will present an easy-to-use, comprehensive tool to plan and implement educational programs for students with ASD.  This tool contains Interventions that can effectively be used in inclusion and special education settings without excessive time demands for school staff.  In addition, these interventions lead to increased access to the general education curriculum and student achievements.  They address the complex needs of students with ASD in the academic, behavior, social/emotional, and sensory areas.

At the end of the session, participants will be able to:

  1. Define the hidden curriculum.
  2. Explain the hidden curriculum's applicability to school, community, and home.
  3. Identify hidden curriculum areas and items across preschool, middle school, high school, and adulthood.
  4. Describe how to implement interventions across a student's day.
  5. Identify the components of the Comprehensive Autism Planning System.
  6. Discuss evidence based practices for students with autism.

Presenter: Brenda Smith Myles Ph.D.

Brenda Smith Myles Ph.D., is president of AAPC Publishing- a small niche company that publishes books on autism spectrum disorder.  Formerly, a consultant with the Ohio Center for Autism and Low Incidence (OCALI) and the Ziggurat Group as well as a professor in the Department of Special Education at the University of Kansas, is the recipient of the Autism Society of America's Outstanding Professional Award, the Princeton Fellowship Award, The Global and Regional Asperger Syndrome (GRASP) Divine Neurotypical Award, American Academy of Pediatrics Autism Champion, and two-time recipient of the Council for Exceptional Children, Division on Developmental Disabilities Burton Blatt Humanitarian Award.  She served as the editor of Intervention in School and Clinic, the third largest journal in special education and has been a member of the editorial board of several journals, including Focus on Autism and Other Developmental Disabilities, Remedial and Special Education, and Autism: The International Journal of Research.  Brenda has made over 1000 presentations all over the world and written more than 250 articles and books on ASD.  In addition, she served as the co-chair of the National ASD Teacher Standards Committee; was on the National Institute of Mental Health's Interagency Autism Coordinating Committee's Strategic Planning Consortium; and collaborated with the National Professional Center on Autism Spectrum Disorders, National Autism Center, and the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services who identified evidenced based practices for individuals with autism spectrum disorders and served as Project Director for the Texas Autism Resource Guide for Teachers (TARGET).  Myles is also on the executive boards of several organizations, including the Scientific Council of the Organization for Autism Research, (SCORE), College Internship Program, and ASTEP- Asperger Syndrome Training and Education Program.  Further, in the latest survey conducted by the University of Texas, she was acknowledged as the second most productive applied researcher in ASD in the world.

Credits: 5 PD hours will be offered to teachers  and 5 clock hours will be offered to social workers and speech-language pathologists.

Fee: $225.00- Payment may be made by cash, check, or money order (payable to the Eisenhower Cooperative).
Mail Payment to: Eisenhower Cooperative, 5318 W. 135th Street, Crestwood, IL 60418, Attn: Kristen Kozik

Free of charge to Eisenhower Cooperative and member district employees.
Member districts include:
125, 126, 127, 127.5, 130, 132, 143, 143.5, and 218

Free of charge to AERO Cooperative and member district employees.
Member districts include: 104, 108, 109, 110, 111, 122, 124, 217, 220, 229, 231

Registration Deadline: February 28, 2019

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