Supporting Students with Autism Spectrum Disorder in the Classroom

Supporting Students with Autism Spectrum Disorder in the Classroom

Students with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) frequently face challenges in school(link opens in new tab/window), often due to unmet sensory, social, and developmental needs. With the prevalence of students diagnosed with ASD steadily increasing(link opens in new tab/window), it is more important than ever to understand current, research-based fundamentals of supporting individuals with ASD.

Supporting Students with ASD: from Research to Practice

ResearchILD is thrilled to host Dot Lucci, M.Ed., C.A.G.S., at our 37th Annual Executive Function Conference, where she will present “Creating Classroom Environments that Help ASD Students Thrive – Not Just Survive.”

Dot’s presentation will focus on:

  • The diagnostic criteria and characteristics of ASD
  • How the incorporation of self-awareness, stress-management, and social-emotional intelligence into classrooms can support diverse learners
  • How topics such as positive psychology, explanatory style, and stress management can be applied in classrooms to support students with ASD
  • Concrete tools and strategies for supporting students with ASD

Dot brings over 30 years of experience in education, psychology, and academia pertaining to inclusion of students with special needs, particularly ASD, across settings. In addition, she has extensive experience translating her many publications on ASD into practice as a board member of Autism Asperger’s Network (AANE), program director and director of consultation at Aspire/Massachusetts General Hospital, and co-author of the Think Smart Feel Good curriculum.

Learn More

Interested in learning more about best practices for supporting students with autism spectrum disorder? We invite you to attend our 37th Annual Executive Function Conference on November 3 and 4, 2022, to hear from Dot and other experts in the fields of executive function, social-emotional learning, and education.

  • Taylor McKenna, M.A., M.Ed., SMARTS Associate

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