TRIAD School Leadership Academy (TSLA)

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

Deadline for registration is two weeks prior to Day 1 of the VIRTUAL workshop, or until full.

Participant Requirements
  1. Work in an administrative (building or district level) role in a TN LEA
  2. Attend both days of the workshop
Training Topics
  • Characteristics of autism and how they impact learning
  • Evidence-based practices and methodologies to support autism and other disabilities
  • IEP development and making program decisions
  • Available resources to best support and equip faculty and staff who work directly with students with autism
Workshop Format
  • Virtual
  • Large group instruction
  • Small group discussion
  • Application activities
  • Video examples
  • Individualized goals and action plans
Online Learning Assignments
  • Online modules (average 15-20 minutes in length) will be utilized during this training as part of collaborative group activities.
  • These modules are housed on TRIAD’s online portal and participants will be given directions for accessing these modules as needed.
Proof of Attendance Participants will receive certificates documenting their participation in TSLA and 12 hours of professional development. TASL credit available [pending approval].*
*Participants must attend the entirety of the training and complete any assigned modules to receive the 12 hours of TASL credit.

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



Please note: Due to the ever changing reality of COVID-19, TRIAD services are subject to change in terms of service delivery. We are committed to continuing to provide the highest level of coaching and support possible during these uncertain times for the entirety 2021-2022 school year as educators navigate serving students in a variety of settings.

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