2022 HELIX In-Person Experience: High Expectations for Students with Low Incidence Disabilities

09. Building Bridges Between Best Practices and Interventions for ASD and Deafblindness

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Session Dates

Monday November 14, 2022 2:45 PM - 4:15 PM - The Penn Stater Conference Center Hotel


In this session we’ll look closely at current evidence-based practices related to instruction of learners with autism spectrum disorder and compare those practices to highly recognized field-based best practices related to deafblind education. This presentation will outline the unique educational needs of a learner who is deafblind and offer suggestions for how to match and tailor certain evidence-based ASD practices with deafblind practices when planning instruction and support for a learner who is deafblind. Particular attention will be paid to the areas of appropriate access to curriculum and social relationships, communication skill development, concept development, sensory regulation, and self-determination skills.

Participants will be able to:

  • List and describe several evidence-based ASD intervention practices and several effective best practices in the field of deafblind intervention.
  • Discuss the limitations or concerns related to exclusive use of evidence-based ASD interventions for a learner who is deafblind.
  • Explain how to adapt, or modify, evidence-based ASD practices to the particular needs of a learner who is deafblind.


Target Audience

Teachers, administrators, speech language pathologists, related service providers, consultants, training and consulting staff, paraprofessionals, family members Reasonable efforts will be made to accommodate individuals who have special needs as addressed by the Americans with Disabilities Act and who need assistance at this event. Contact: Annette Bauerlein, at 810-878-7211, or abauerlein@pattankop.net.

Event Info

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Credit Type:

Act 48 Clock Hour
Hours of Instructional Time
No credit


Julie Maier MA

Event Contact:

Content Contact:

Kristin Starosta