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OPI Montana Autism Education Project


October 2021


Virtual STAR Training

October 21 @ 9:00 am - October 22 @ 3:00 pm

This comprehensive two-day workshop provides participants with detailed examples and practice activities on how to implement the evidence-based practices identified in the National Standards Report (2009). The STAR Program is used to provide examples.  Appropriate content connected to the common core curriculum is presented and detailed information on the three evidenced-based instructional methods of discrete trial training, pivotal response training, and teaching through functional routines are shared.  Participants will learn how to implement these strategies through structured lesson plans and a curriculum scope and…

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Autism 101

October 21 @ 11:30 am - 1:30 pm

This training will include: 1. An infomercial for the services/resources provided by the OPI Montana Autism Education Project; 2. A quick history of autism diagnoses; 3. “Causes” of and “Cures” for autism; 4. A review of Child Count data on Montana students with autism. (Please note – this training will NOT include a review of the OPI criteria for autism or the identification on students with autism. A second training has been scheduled for that has been scheduled on October…

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Teaching Self-Advocacy Skills

October 22 @ 9:00 am - 10:00 am
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One event on October 22, 2021 at 9:00 am

Self-advocacy skills are important for the children in your classroom and their having those skills will make the classroom experience more enjoyable and productive for everyone. This webinar will provide you with a plan to teach practical self-advocacy skills your students can start practicing in your classroom and at home. One OPI renewal unit will be provided for this training. How to Register: Visit the sign-up form

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OPI’s Criteria for Autism Spectrum Disorder

October 26 @ 11:30 am - 1:00 pm

This training will include: 1. Why and how the OPI created a new educational autism in 2019; 2. What and who are/are not required to identify a student as having autism spectrum disorder in the education setting; 3. A review of the OPI autism criteria; 4. Time for questions and answers. Two OPI renewal units are available for attending this training. How to register: Visit the sign-up form

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November 2021


Social-Emotional Development in Children with Language Delays and Autism Spectrum Disorder

November 5 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm

Young children with language delays are at risk for persistent developmental and behavioral difficulties. This presentation will focus on the assessment of social-emotional development in children with language delays and autism spectrum disorder as well as the emerging evidence supporting effectiveness of interventions. Six OPI renewal units will be provided. How to register: Visit the sign-up form

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