The School District of Philadelphia partners closely with the Philadelphia Autism Instructional Methods Support (Philly AIMS) team from the University of Pennsylvania to help teachers of students with autism in kindergarten through fifth grade implement evidence-based practices. This session will present the process by which teachers are identified for support, our professional development and consultation strategy and logistics, and the evidence-based interventions provided to teachers and staff. The Philly AIMS Needs Assessment, which is a tool used to identify teachers’ strengths and needs, will be presented. Additionally, two new interventions that are part of this partnership will be presented: a model of recess-based social skills intervention and a model for developing successful inclusive practices in schools.
August 6 – 9, 2018
The Penn Stater Hotel and Conference Center
State College, Pennsylvania