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2017 REGION ONE AUTISM CONFERENCE - Drawing a Blank: Improving Comprehension for Readers on the Autism Spectrum

This workshop will focus on readers with Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD) who decode well, but do not understand what they read. The material can be applied to readers across the spectrum, and may also help struggling readers who do not have ASD. Participants will understand how the features of ASD affect comprehension, identify more than 30 skills to teach explicitly, and learn evidence-based and promising comprehension strategies to help readers who struggle to understand what they read. The presenter for this workshop will be Emily Iland, the award-winning author of the book "Drawing a Blank: Improving Comprehension for Readers on the Autism Spectrum.

General Ed and Special Ed Teachers, Reading Specialists, Administrators, and Parents of children with autism spectrum disorders.








Diversity and Special Needs Populations
Instruction for Students with Diverse Needs
Special Education

Dates, Times and Locations

Room Name Workshop Date Begin Time End Time
Edinburg Conference Center at Renaissance iCal    4/7/2017 8:00 AM 3:30 PM

Workshop Contacts

Name Type E-Mail Phone
Marissa Chavana Contact (956) 984-6241
Tere Longoria Contact (956) 984-6206
Terri McGinnis Contact (956) 984-6228

Special Accomodations
For requests for special accommodations for this workshop, please contact one of the individuals listed above at least ten (10) business days prior to the workshop date.