ABOUT THE SPEAKER
Homeschooling, Autism Style
Wendela Whitcomb Marsh, MA, BCBA, RSD, is an autism educator, speaker, consultant, and author of The ABCs of Autism in the Classroom: Setting the Stage for Success and Independent Living with Autism: Your Roadmap to Success. In addition, she contributed a chapter for Autism in Lockdown: Expert Tips and Insights on Coping with the COVID-19 Pandemic, and she co-authored with Dr. Raun Melmed Autism Parent Handbook Fast Facts: Beginning with the End Goal in Mind. Spouse and parent to awesome autists, she lives in Salem, Oregon with her three children and two cats. Learn more about her books at www.wendelawhitcombmarsh.com and about her consultation services at PIPS for Autism, LLC: Promoting Independence & Problem Solving, www.pipsforautism.com.
Learning Objective: Participants will be given strategies for successful homeschooling experiences including ideas for scheduling, enrichment, and coping with change in uncertain times.
- START Schedule Theme-based Activities at Routine Times. Learn why routines and themes are so important for our children on the spectrum, and how you can enhance their learning with fresh ideas.
- ACT Activities that Create Teachable moments will help your children expand their interests and follow their passions while developing the skills they will need.
- END Educate. Navigate. Demonstrate. And when all else fails and you’re ready to scream, remember SCREAM stands for Sensory solutions, Creativity, Read, Exercise, Ask for help, and Meditate.
Siobhan Marsh is a disability advocate and Kay Snow Award-winning writer living in Salem, Oregon. Growing up with chronic illness that made on-campus education difficult, Siobhan completely restructured her homeschooling schedule and developed many strategies which she includes in Homeschooling, Autism Style: Reset for Success. These strategies allowed her to fit in doctor’s appointments, creative pursuits, and volunteer work while maintaining her GPA and graduating second in her class. She is also uniquely suited to discuss neurodiverse family life as the daughter and sister of autists.
October 8, 2020
|12pm CST||Wendela Marsh speaks with Q&A|
|1:15pm CST||Individual Q&A|
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