ADE Director's Communication Memo Form

Memo Number : COM-08-154

Date Created : 06/06/2008


Co-op Directors
other: All Principals
LEA Supervisors
General Ed/Special Ed Teachers
Ed. Intervention Staff
Related Svcs. Staff

Type of Memo: Informational
Response Required: Optional
Section:   Central Administration - Dr. Diana Julian, Deputy Commissioner
Special Ed Programs: Autism - Visual Strategies & Computer-Assisted Instruction

Regulatory Authority:
20 U.S.C.A. Section 1400, et seq.

Contact Person:
Mr. Bryan Ayres, Assistive Technology Consultant

Phone Number:


The Arkansas Department of Education (ADE), Special Education Unit and the Technology and Curriculum Access Center (TCC), Easter Seals Arkansas announce a collaborative professional development opportunity June 30, July 18, July 21, July 30, and August 4, 2008, available at three different times (9:00 a.m.-10:30 a.m., 12:30 p.m.-2:00 p.m.; and 2:30 p.m.-4:00 p.m.).

This workshop is titled Autism: Visual Strategies and Computer-Instruction. This interactive web training uses the Web Visual conferencing system to present current, evidence-based information about autism spectrum disorders, visual strategies and computer-assisted instructional systems that can address organization, communication, social skills, and academics in educational settings K-12. More than one person can attend at a site, but material downloads are the responsibility of the computer site. Professional Development certificates will only be issued to sites that supply a sign-in sheet and return workshop evaluations. Each session is limited to 15 computer sites (one e-mail address per site).

This workshop is intended for administrators, general and special education teachers, speech-language pathologists, and paraprofessionals. There is a $25 registration fee. Registration and payment must be received at least two weeks prior to the date of the selected training. No refunds will be issued.

For further information, contact Bryan Ayres, TCC at Easter Seals Arkansas by phone 501-227-3612, fax: 501-227-3601, toll-free: 877-533-3600, or e-mail, Registration materials are available on-line at or in the attachments.


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