The OPI Montana Autism Education Project is offering a limited number of registration scholarships for the Montana Association of School Psychologists Summer Institute in Billings, June 5th and 6th.
The topic of the Institute is “Managing Frustration, Anxiety and Teaching Social Skills.”
Students on the autism spectrum and those with behavioral challenges often present with difficulty regulating their feelings and interacting socially. This workshop describes how to handle meltdowns and design effective behavior plans to prevent these moments and reduce frustration and anxiety. The second day of the presentation details strategies to motivate students to learn, ways to teach social skills, how to generalize skills into the natural setting and increase acceptance and tolerance from peers.
More information about the Institute can be found here.
The registration scholarships are available to school psychologists, special educators, speech-language pathologists and paraeducators working with students with autism in a public school and also to university students in the degree areas of school psychology, special education and communication. The scholarships are for the conference registration only. The OPI will not provide travel reimbursement (gas, food, lodging.)
(FYI – Students can use “Zurich” as their school district on the registration form.)
You will be notified on May 17th as to whether you have received a scholarship.