School-Age ParaEducator Workshop

Vanderbilt’s Treatment and Research Institute for Autism Spectrum Disorders (TRIAD) will provide a two-day workshop designed specifically for paraeducators who serve students with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) in kindergarten through high school settings. The purpose of the workshop is to provide paraeducators with knowledge and strategies to better serve their students with ASD.

Participant Requirements
  1. Directly serve students with ASD
  2. Attend both days of the workshop
Training Topics
  • Characteristics of ASD
  • Impact of ASD on learning and the school environment
  • Introduction to applied behavior analysis (ABA)
    • How to help students learn using the A-B-C model of behavior
  • Evidence-based practices (EBPs) for teaching students with ASD
  • Creation of useful tools to use upon returning to school
Workshop Format
  • Large group instruction and discussion
  • Video demonstration
  • Small group application and role play activities
  • Make It Take It
Proof of Attendance Participants will receive certificates documenting their participation in the TRIAD Paraeducator Workshop and 12 hours of professional development.*

*Participants must attend both days in order to receive a certificate of completion.

⇦ Return to TRIAD professional development opportunities

2019 Dates:
Oct. 15-16 [Kingsport]
Oct. 22-23 [Hardeman County]
Oct. 29-30 [Rutherford County]

2020 Dates:
Feb. 3-7 [Hamilton County]*
Feb. 10-14 [Wilson County]*
Feb. 17-21 [Madison County]*

All workshops noted are 8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

This workshop is sponsored by the Tennessee Department of Education and is available to paraeducators in LEAs in Tennessee at no-cost to participants.

* Exact dates still being finalized