Navigating the Sea of Autism and Adolescence/
Every day Strategies for Every day Autism
Workshop Title

Navigating the Sea of Autism and Adolescence

Date October 16, 2018

School Administrators, General and Special Education Teachers, Speech and Language Pathologists, School Social Workers, School Psychologists, Occupational Therapists, Physical Therapists, and Special Education Coordinators

Workshop Description

Individuals with ASD experience the same challenges of Adolescence as other teenagers--but in the extreme! This presentation focuses on practical ideas for teaching sexuality, hygiene, critical concepts and the complicated issues of teenage relationships. Resources, visual supports, and curriculum will be provided for discussion. Ms. Beytien will share her real-life experiences working with, and raising, teenagers with ASD.

Objectives: 1. Participants will learn four key teaching concepts for the teen years. 2. Participants will increase understanding of the importance of teaching appropriate social skills during middle school/high school. 3. Participants will explore a variety of resources to support the teaching of sexuality and relationships to individuals with autism.  


Alyson Beytien

CPDU's 3 PDUs or Social Work CEUs available per session
Registration Fee

Free to NWSE Districts/$20 for all non-NWSE participants, mail payment to: NWSE 310 N. West Street Elizabeth, IL 61028 (please note the name of participant on the check)


The Galena Territory Owner’s Club – Social Hall-A, 605 Territory Drive, Galena, IL 61036

Time Session 1: 8:30-11:30 (Registration 8:00-8:30)
Registration Link
Misc Notes

There is a Session 2, which is 12:30-3:30, therefore, a networking lunch is provided to all participants attending both sessions.

Questions? Call Christina Edler, NWSE Supervisor 815-821-2064 or

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