How to Incorporate Structured Strategies into Everyday Life - Autism Awareness

How to Incorporate Structured Strategies into Everyday Life

Featuring Amy Gaffney

Strategies that provide structure and predictability help individuals on the spectrum better understand a given situation, which leads to greater success and independence.   This webinar will discuss three structured strategies that can be used throughout a person’s day:  structured language supports, visual schedules, and work systems.  These strategies are often introduced at school but should also be extended into a child’s home and community, and continue to be utilized into adulthood.  Participants will have the opportunity to make an action plan as they learn more ways to utilize structured strategies throughout the day.


Welcome and Introductions
Structured Communication Supports
Using Schedules
Increasing Structure using Work Systems (To Do Lists)
Question and Answers
Closing Remarks


Amy Moore Gaffney, M.A., CCC-SLP, a Speech-Language Pathologist and a TEACCH Certified Advanced Consultant, is employed as an educational consultant for the Indiana Resource Center for Autism, Indiana Institute on Disability and Community at Indiana University. She has experience working with young children, school-age children, and young adults in a variety of settings, including in-home, public and private schools, and private clinics.  Amy is also the parent of a child who bravely faces medical challenges and a disability.  Amy brings to her presentations experiences that she has learned from sitting on both sides of the table.  She has presented to parent support groups, professional organizations, and national conferences, such as the Autism Society National Conference and OCALICON.  Amy is the author of the toolkit:  Transitioning back to school during COVID: using visuals and other evidence-based strategies for children with autism.

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