Create an Inclusive Community that Moves from Rhetoric to Action to Meet Unique Needs
Anyone on your campus who interacts with neurodiverse students will benefit from this webinar. Learn the difference between being “autistic friendly” to implementing “high impact” practices that are inclusive for all students, so you can help neurodiverse students overcome challenges and resistance to becoming active participants on campus and be more successful in their transition beyond graduation.
You and your staff will learn about eight guiding principles — based on a comprehensive, multi-campus research project at Dublin City University in Ireland — needed to create an autism-friendly environment. Increase the success of your students with autism by building intentional support initiatives, providing additional resources, and establishing opportunities for neurodiverse students’ voices to be heard within the campus community.
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Gain specific and actionable takeaways so you can:
- Incorporate the Dublin City University eight-guiding principles to create an autism-inclusive and friendly environment – combat the stigma around autism and increase student success through intentional support initiatives and additional resources that incorporate them into every aspect of the campus community.
- Identify high-impact practices for all neurodiverse students – understand why they are so important and how to engage your students on the autism spectrum so they can increase their personal success and the pursuit of their educational goals.
- Discover the key barriers to participation in high-impact practices for nontraditional learners and neurodiverse students – overcome the challenges they face to ensure you are building successful and effective high-impact practices to support an autism-friendly and sensory-friendly campus environment.
- Achieve buy-in campus-wide to shift from an “autistic friendly” to a “neurodiverse inclusive” community through intentional high-impact practices – establish an inclusive atmosphere that successfully transitions neurodiverse students to your campus, enables them to adapt to the academic environment, engages them in the campus community and helps them persist through to graduation.
- Foster an understanding and appreciation of the unique challenges faced by students with autism – meet their academic, social and career goals by developing comprehensive and intentional high-impact practices.
Laurie Ackles currently serves as the Director for the Spectrum Support Program (SSP) at Rochester Institute of Technology in Rochester, NY and manages RIT’s Neurodiverse Hiring Initiative
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Included When You Purchase
- 90-minute online session with carefully selected expert(s)
- Unlimited access to view webinar recording on demand
- Materials for your team (handouts, discussion questions, etc.)
- Certificate of completion for each participant
- Weekly newsletter – What's Working on Campus
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