Quality Distance Learning for Students with Special Needs
The Help Group has a long-standing history of offering innovative programming in the field of special education, autism services, mental health treatment, family support and training throughout Southern California. With the onset of COVID-19, the schools and programs of The Help Group harnessed this expertise and quickly pivoted to distance learning and remote services. Transitioning its education, clinical and enrichment programs to a virtual platform was challenging and exciting. There were no evidence-based models for offering specialized day school classes, afterschool enrichment, and life skills coaching virtually. In the process, many lessons were learned. Hear from the experts how they created a successful model for distance learning and remote services for this unique population, hear about its successes including reaching children in more than a dozen states outside of California, and become informed about the long-term implications they forecast this model will have in serving young people with special needs.
This is a free webinar and is open to parents, educators, mental health professionals, and the general public. All are welcome.
Dr. Jason Bolton, Vice President of Community Partnerships & Admissions
Dr. Laurie Stephens, Senior Director of Autism Programs
Keri Borzello, Senior Director of Help Group Schools & Head of School of Summit View
Dr. Ellis Crasnow, Director of STEM3 Academy Chris Johnson
School Parent Key Takeaways
- How to address the unique needs of young people with challenges through an on-line platform
- Identify the subset of young people who benefit from this modality and better understand why
- Hear about the positive impact virtual programming can have on academic, social and emotional functioning