Kansas Technical Assistance System Network (TASN)
provides technical assistance to support school districts’ systematic implementation of evidence-based practices.

Individualizing Instruction in Social Competencies - Days 1 & 2

October 06, 2022 at 9:00 am - October 07, 2022 at 2:00 pm

Note: This is a three-day online training!

Zoom link: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/81868308943?pwd=TmJyWVZqN2xYMkIxN003OVB2cGhtZz09

See last paragraph for additional information. 

Every day, in classrooms from early childhood through high school, behaviors occur that interfere with desired academic and social outcomes.  On close examination, however, these behaviors could actually be the result of social competencies that are not developed, taught, mastered, and demonstrated. For students with autism and other complex disabilities, a delay in interpersonal and intrapersonal skills interferes with being successful, both socially and academically, at school, at home, and in the community.  

Teaching, practicing, modeling, and encouraging essential personal life habits that are universally understood as making people good human beings and citizens is a Kansans Can outcome. The Kansans Can Competency Framework (Noonan & Gaumer-Erickson, 2016) has been adopted by KSDE and provides a foundation and resources to support social competencies (e.g. interpersonal and intrapersonal skills) for all students. In this professional development opportunity, TASN ATBS provides a process that includes assessment, planning, and implementing evidence-based strategies for students with disabilities who need specially designed, tier three instruction to develop competencies such as assertiveness, self-regulation, self-awareness, communication and self-efficacy.

Special education teachers, related-service providers, instructional coaches and specialists, administrators, and family members will benefit from this opportunity that includes creating a plan to implement with a student or group of students with delays in social-emotional skills.

During this three-day online training, participants will design and implement a plan for one of their students or small group of students. This process will be supported by TASN ATBS coaches. After classroom implementation, participants will return on day three, through a online format, to share their student outcomes and reflection with colleagues on November 16, 2022  .

Please register for Day 3: https://www.ksdetasn.org/events/WuCSlA


  • This training is approved for 12 continuing education clock hours for Kansas licensed Speech/Language Pathologists by the Kansas Department for Aging and Disability Services at the completion of Day 3.
  • If you register for this training, you must also register for the Day 3 of this training on November 16, 2022  and attend to receive your 12.0 contact hours.

Learning Objectives

Participants will:

  • Discuss and analyze the evidence that supports social competencies instruction and intervention for students with autism and other complex needs

  • Explore and evaluate the evidence-based strategies that support instruction and intervention in social competencies

  • Design a social competency implementation plan linking assessment and a short-term goal to instructional decisions and data collection strategies

  • Evaluate the implementation of your plan through examination during a virtual coaching conversation

  • Evaluate and defend decisions and reflections, based on positive student outcomes, through a presentation to colleagues during a virtual meeting




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Time October 06, 2022 at 9:00 am - October 07, 2022 at 2:00 pm
Check In at 8:45 AM
There will be scheduled breaks and lunch
Format Meet Online
0.0 Professional Learning Contact Hours
Provider(s) TASN Autism and Tertiary Behavior Supports (ATBS)
Contact Mary Pat Brun
Trainer Mary Pat Brun, Lisa Holt & Chantal Cox
Coordinators, TASN ATBS
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