Connecting Through Training and Technology
Chesapeake Public Schools/deep Creek High School
This project aims to better serve the elementary and secondary students with autism spectrum disorders at Chesapeake Public Schools. At the elementary level, the applicant will acquire Boardmaker 6 Plus computer software for 19 elementary ASD classes. Teachers will be trained in the use of the software, which will enable both teachers and students to quickly produce visual supports and to interact with them electronically. At the secondary level, the applicant will institute a program to both enhance social skills and reduce bullying. Training materials will be purchased to enable secondary ASD staff (teachers, paraprofessionals and personal assistants) to implement a social skills curriculum, and to educate general education teachers and students about students with ASD.