This hands-on training focuses on the principles of teaching individuals with autism through structured visual instruction. Participants are given the opportunity to work with trainers and implement strategies for individuals with autism in a model classroom setting with students of varying ages and ability levels.
Location: Vandenberg Elementary School, 561 Briggs Street, Box Elder, SD 57719
This exciting opportunity will both educate and inspire professionals in the teaching field. Educators will come together to network and learn new strategies to better support their students. At the Educators' Institute, participants will find speakers, activities and learning sessions designed to provide the professional training they need to help all students excel. Session topics include transition, behavior, mental health and many more! The institute will be held at the University Center, 4801 N. Career Ave. in Sioux Falls.
The Center for Disabilities, together with Avera Behavioral Health and the USD Department of Social Work, is hosting a seminar on early childhood mental health. This three-day seminar will focus on early childhood mental health topics and strategies. Our featured speaker is Gerry Costa, Ph.D., director of the Center for Autism and Early Childhood Mental Health. He is from Montclair State University in Montclair, New Jersey. The first day will be devoted to child care providers, while the second and third day will focus on other professionals working with the youngest in our communities. The seminar will be held at the Holiday Inn Sioux Falls - City Centre at 100 West Eighth Street in Sioux Falls.
Our annual symposium brings together people who are active in the field of disabilities in a welcoming environment that encourages education, the sharing of ideas, rejuvenation and inspiration. The symposium fosters energy and creativity among service providers, educators, employers, persons with disabilities, families and government agencies. It promotes leadership and workforce development for individuals with disabilities and the people who serve them. Location: Sioux Falls Convention Center, 1201 Northwest Avenue, Sioux Falls, SD.