Paraeducator Live

Vanderbilt’s Treatment and Research Institute for Autism Spectrum Disorders (TRIAD) will provide direct service to paraeducators in East, Middle, and West Tennessee through this one-day workshop. This workshop is designed to teach paraeducators more about autism spectrum disorders as well as how these characteristics impact behavior and learning. Additional topics include reinforcement, prompting, and other evidence-based practices. All strategies taught will include a goal setting and implementation component for the paraeducator. Paraeducators are encouraged, but not required, to take advantage of follow-up collaboration from TRIAD consultants following this workshop. This workshop will be offered in both the Fall and Spring semesters.

  • East Tennessee (Knoxville): October 17, 2023, 8-3:30 pm. Register here.
  • Middle Tennessee (Murfreesboro): October 31, 2023, 8-3:30 pm. Register here.
  • West Tennessee (Germantown/Memphis): November 14, 2023, 8-3:30 pm. Register here.
Participant Requirements
  1. Participants must be a paraeducator working in a Tennessee school district.
  2. Paraeducators must be able to attend the full-day workshop.
  3. Participants are expected to be attentive and engaged in all workshop activities.
Training Topics
  • What is ASD?
  • Behavior & Learning
  • Reinforcement
  • Prompting
  • Evidence-Based Practices
  • Goal Setting
Workshop Format This workshop consists of large-group didactic learning, as well as small-group activities, action planning, and goal setting.
Coaching Format While coaching is not a formal requirement or part of this workshop, participants are encouraged to utilize follow up consultation with TRIAD consultants on implementation of goals.
Proof of Attendance At the conclusion of this workshop, participants will receive a certificate highlighting their 8 PD hours.

Sponsored by the Tennessee Department of Education, through the Tennessee Technical Assistance Network (TN-TAN) and available at no cost to LEAs in Tennessee.

TRIAD is a proud member of the Tennessee Technical Assistance Network (TN-TAN) through the Tennessee Department of Education. TRIAD, the autism institute at the Vanderbilt Kennedy Center, provides training, consultation, and coaching services for supporting educators and developing school and system-wide supports to address needs specific to autistic students, Pre-K-12.

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