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Archived News: What's New
June 2013

Summer is a Great Time for Online Learning!

Space is still available in the VCU-ACE online course, Foundations of Autism Spectrum Disorders, starting on June 17th! This introductory course provides participants with an understanding of the primary characteristics of ASD, which include impairments in communication and social development and the presence of repetitive patterns of behavior. Secondary characteristics, including sensory processing differences and motor deficits, are also explored. The course discusses the impact ASD has on the person as well as the family unit and also provides an overview of learning styles, the history, cause, and early signs of ASD. Register today!

Great news! Registration limits have been expanded for the months of July and August for the online course, Autism Spectrum Disorders for Paraprofessionals: Providing Effective Instruction and Supports. VCU-ACE is pleased to continue to offer this course and expand sections to allow more people to access it this summer. Please check the PARAPro pages on the ACE website for more information and to register!


VCU-ACE Shares Information at VCASE!

VCU-ACE was pleased to be an Exhibitor at the Virginia Council of Administrators of Special Education (VCASE) Spring Conference again this year. The three-day conference, Enhancing Student Outcomes, took place on May 22-24, 2013 in VA Beach. Becky Boswell, ACE Outreach Coordinator, shared resources and information about the many training opportunities VCU-ACE provides, including the PARAPro project. In addition, Noel Woolard, ACE Technical Assistance Associate, shared the work of the ACE State Goal Committee on ASD Performance Standards and Evaluation Criteria. This committee is developing resources and documents to support administrators in evaluating educational programs and the implementation of evidence-based practices and meaningful instruction for students with ASD. Thanks for the warm welcome at the beach VCASE!


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