Five-Day Classroom Training:
Elementary Through High School (Ages 6-21)
July 27, 2020 - July 31, 2020


This five-day course provides a theoretical foundation as well as hands-on opportunities to assess and teach school-aged children with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) in a demonstration classroom setting. The premise of this foundation is an understanding of the learning styles of individuals with ASD and how to use teaching strategies that capitalize on learning strengths.

An emphasis is placed on the use of Structured TEACCHing principles and other evidence based practices to teach children and adolescents with ASD skills in the areas of academics (literacy and numeracy), communication, independence, social and leisure, vocational, relaxation, and coping strategies.

Participants will have an opportunity to apply these strategies with students of varying ages and functioning levels in a classroom setting and in the community. The training includes presentations, small group discussions, demonstration classroom activities and hands-on experiences for five consecutive days.


At the completion of training, participants will be able to:

  • Understand the unique learning styles of children and adolescents with ASD
  • Conduct informal assessments to set learning objectives and monitor progress
  • Create meaningful and individualized visual structure for students with ASD in both individual and group settings
  • Implement Structured TEACCHing strategies to facilitate development of skills in the areas of academics (literacy and numeracy), communication, independence, social and leisure, and vocational
  • Conduct a behavioral assessment and implement problem-solving approaches to reduce behavioral difficulties
  • Develop and implement relaxation and coping strategies
  • Implement strategies for working and collaborating with families of individuals with ASD

Target Audience:

This course is designed for educators, psychologists, speech language pathologists, as well as others interested in educational strategies for teaching elementary through high school-aged children with Autism Spectrum Disorder.


  • Tamara Dawkins Ph.D., Associate Clinical Director, Chapel Hill TEACCH Center

Training staff will include TEACCH Autism Specialists who provide intervention services to individuals with ASD in North Carolina as well as training and consultation to professionals around the world.  Training staff will also include teachers, certified consultants and other autism professionals who work with TEACCH Centers in various regions throughout North Carolina.

Event Details

Training times vary by day of the week. Visit the Event Agenda tab for more details. 

  • When

  • July 27, 2020 - July 31, 2020

  • Where

  • Rashkis Elementary School
    601 Meadowmont Lane
    Chapel Hill, North Carolina 27517

  • Capacity

  • 24 (7 remaining)

Future Training Opportunities

Registration is expected to reach max capacity by April. To ensure space in this highly popular training, complete registration at your earliest convenience. 

Five-Day Training programs are offered at the following intervals: 

  • Spring: One event
    • Elementary through High School (Ages 6-21)
  • Summer: Multiple events
    • Elementary through High School (Ages 6-21)
    • Early Childhood (Ages 3-8)
  • Fall: One of each event
    • Elementary through High School (Ages 6-21)
    • Adolescents and Adults Transitioning to Vocational, Residential and Community Settings

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