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Including Students with Autism in Virtual Instruction

Started Mar 17, 2021
8 credits


Full course description

Course Introduction

The goal of this training is to increase teacher efficacy in working with the increasing number of students with Autism through e-learning and face-to-face instruction. Therefore, it is uniquely designed to combine video instruction with virtual reality simulations focusing on best practices for students identified under the 13 categories of disabilities of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA), specifically Autism. This training, which includes video instructions and virtual reality simulations, can be included as part of the professional development portfolio of the nearly 57,000 Indiana teachers in the field. Additionally, it is hoped that it would be useful for parents and community workers (e.g. police officers, social workers, and fire fighters) to benefit and support students with Autism outside of the classroom.

Learning Outcomes

After completing the modules, you will be able to:

  • Demonstrate knowledge of best practices for K-12 virtual instruction.
  • Demonstrate knowledge of best practices for supporting students with Autism.

Module Topics Include

  • Introduction to Students With Autism
  • Preparing Online Instruction for Students With Autism
  • Strategies for Supporting Students With Autism
  • Best Practices For Online Instruction For Students With Autism

Meet the Instructors

Dr. Beyioku is a licensed special education teacher in Indiana and California. She has taught students with special needs in K-12 public schools for 15 years, and served as an inclusion teacher for High Functioning Students with Autism and Asperger Syndrome. Additionally, Dr. Beyioku is a Lecturer of Special Education, and an experienced University Supervisor at Indiana University Kokomo.


Length: 8 hours


IU Office of School Partnerships


Credit: Certificate, 8 PGP


Audience: K-12 Instructors and Parents

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