TRIAD School Leadership Academy (TSLA)

Vanderbilt’s Treatment and Research Institute for Autism Spectrum Disorders (TRIAD) will provide a one-day workshop designed specifically for School Leaders. The purpose of the workshop is to provide administrators (i.e., superintendents, directors of school, special education directors/coordinators/supervisors, principals, assistant principals, etc.) with information on evidence-based practices for students with autism so that school leaders may evaluate programs to provide teacher, parent, and student support.

  • East Tennessee (Knoxville): October 19, 2023, 8-3:30 pm. Register here.
  • West Tennessee (Germantown/Memphis): November 15, 2023, 8-3:30 pm. Register here.
  • Middle Tennessee (Nashville): December 6, 2023, 8-3:30 pm. Register here.
Participant Requirements
  1. Work in an administrative (building or district level) role in a TN LEA
  2. Attend the entire day of the workshop
Training Topics
  • Characteristics of autism and how they impact learning
  • Evidence-based practices and methodologies to support autism and other disabilities
  • Available resources to best support and equip faculty and staff who work directly with students with autism
  • Methods to promote inclusive environments
Training Format
  • Large group instruction
  • Small group discussion
  • Application activities
  • Individualized goals and action plans
Pre-Learning Assignment There will be minimal preparation for this learning opportunity. You will receive this brief (no more than 30 minutes) assignment upon acceptance to the training.
Proof of Attendance Participants will receive certificates documenting their participation in TSLA and 6 hours of professional development. TASL credit available.*
*Participants must attend the entirety of the training and complete any assigned modules to receive the 6 hours of TASL credit.

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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