Legacy In-person Workshops

Popular in-person workshops from our legacy catalog continue to be offered subject to availability of our statewide distributed contracted staff.  If your school would like to arrange any of the following workshops to occur onsite, please contact our office at 417-836-6657 or projectaccess@missouristate.edu

Introduction to the Education of Students with Autism

This two-day training is offered in seated and online formats.  It is a prerequisite to most autism trainings offered by Project Access.  The workshop is designed to give participants an in-depth look at Missouri's educational eligibility criteria.

Working with Students with Autism in the Schools (WASS)

This four-day, seated training is offered in stages: Two, two-day presentations, four to six weeks apart.  Participants practice specific ways to analyze and alter the environment, develop effective programs, adjust curriculum through IEP writing ,and analyze behavioral data to determine appropriate interventions.  Collaborative teaming is strongly encouraged.

Working with Students with Classic Autism (WSCA)

This one-day training focuses on "how to" strategies.  It is designed for students with more significant characteristics fo autism to help become independent and employable through evidence-based programing in the school setting.  These strategies may be implemented in any classroom setting, though the emphasis will be for the special education setting.

Supporting Academically Able ASD Students in the School Setting

This one-day workshop focuses on understanding the student who has average or above academic ability but still struggles with the challenges of autism.  Strategies include support for students in school, at home and in their social lives.

Sensory Tools for the Classroom

Students with Autism Spectrum Disorder may benefit from sensory supports.  This workshop provides an overview of sensory systems and demonstrates activities to support sensory needs. 

Building Effective Teacher/Paraprofessional Teams

This workshop assists staff to become familiar with effective practices while aiding students on the spectrum.  Participants learn how to work together for the benefit of the students.  Learn how to define accommodations and modifications and identify responsibilities and duties for both case managers and the paraprofessionals.  Tips for dealing with behavioral issues will be specifically addressed.  Participants will review and discuss examples of evidence-based practices.

Functional Behavior Assessment to Behavior Support Plans

In this one-day training, participants will learn to identify steps in the process of functional behavior assessment, select  appropriate strategies that can be used to prevent challenging behavior, identify replacement behaviors for challenging behaviors, and be aware of evidence-based strategies to teach these replacement skills including reinforcement and prompting and prompt fading.