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					                   Bergen Community College
           Division of Continuing Education, Corporate & Public Sector Training

 CERTIFICATE PROGRAM FOR PARAPROFESSIONALS: AUTISM SPECIALTY TRACK
The six-course certificate programs         Foundation Courses:
have been developed to meet the
                                            Overview of Disabilities and Related Legislation and Laws (15 hours)
professional development needs of
                                            This course introduces learners to the spectrum of disability classifications within the medical and
Para educators, job coaches, adult
                                            education models. Gain knowledge of the many disability related legislations including IDEIA, ADA,
service providers who are direct care
                                            NCLB, and Section 504 of the Rehab Act, FRPA, and HIPA Laws and an understanding of the
staff, parents, and community members
                                            differences in laws and legislations for school age children and for adult with disabilities.
who work or provide services to
                                                 CE 970         Thursday, 1/22/09-2/19/09                        Instructor: Lynn Gold
students and adults with disabilities.
These courses will also benefit class-
                                            The Learning Process: Enhancing Instructional Skills (15 hours)
room teachers, college students,
grandparents and family members, as
                                            This course discusses the spectrum of disability classifications and the specific ways they affect
well as community advocates working         learning and achievement. It will provide an overview of medications commonly used and their
on behalf of raising awareness and          effects, practical strategies on identifying learning styles to support instructional practices and an
improving services for students and         ability to assist in adapting and modifying the classroom, home and community for optimal learning.
adults with disabilities.                   Also, included are strategies that promote independence and how to develop and maintain
                                            supportive learning environments by appropriately organizing learning activities.
The six-course sequence consists of             CE 971            Thursday, 2/26/09-4/2/09 (no class 3/19) Instructor: Louise Ryan
three disability related foundation
courses and three specialty track           Managing Behavior & Social Interactions for Learners with Disabilities (15 hours)
courses. While the initial certificate      This course will discuss the primary factors that influence behavior and provide information on
program focuses on autism, a number         how to effectively employ a variety of strategies to reinforce positive behaviors. Strategies for
of additional specialty tracks are          collecting objective and accurate information on behaviors that may be exhibited in a variety of
envisioned including Inclusion in the       environments and development of social skills by using strategies to modify the environment
school and community, Transition            and/or facilitate communication will be discussed.
services, Mental Health, Learning               CE 972         Thursday, 4/9/09-5/7/09                        Instructor: Sue Burger
Disabilities, and Job Coaching/Em-
ployment.
                                            Specialty Track Courses/Autism:
Each course is 15 hours in length and       Overview of Children and Adults with Autism Spectrum Disorders (15 hours)
meets from 6:30 pm to 9:30 pm at a          This course will present a comprehensive overview of the characteristics of children and adults on
cost of $120. Payment must be made          the autism spectrum including Autism Disorders, Aspergers, and PDD-NOS. Discussion on how
in full upon registration.                  children and adults will autism are evaluated and classified including diagnostic medical models
                                            versus diagnostic educational models. The effects of autism on the family including parents,
Participants can either elect to take all   siblings and the extended family will be discussed.
six courses to obtain a Certificate of           CE 973        Tuesday, 1/20/09-2/17/09                      Instructor: Jan Borda
Completion or take any individual
course(s) based on interest or need.        Overview of Methodologies to Support Students & Adults on the Spectrum (15 hours)
                                            This course will provide an introduction to methodologies used to support children and adults on
Please see page 3 for Registration          the autism spectrum including ABA, DIR Floor time, DRT, Miller, Carbone, TEACCH, PECS,
Form and registration instructions.         SCERTS, Sensory Integration and others. This course will provide information so as to allow
                                            participants to compare and contrast the many accepted methodologies used to support and
                                            instruct children and adults with autism.
Bergen Community College                        CE 974         Tuesday, 2/24/09-3/31/09 (no class 3/17) Instructor: Bret Li-Vaks
Continuing Education
400 Paramus Road                            Behavioral and Social Skills Supports for Children & Adults with Autism (15 hours)
Paramus, NJ 07652                           This course will give an overview of the main behavioral characteristics of children and adults with
                                            autism and the methods used to facilitate and support the development of appropriate behaviors
Phone: (201) 447-7488                       and social skills in the school, home and community. Normal developmental sequences and the
Fax: (201) 447-7861                         developmental gaps found in social skill development across autism spectrum will be reviewed.
Email: ikleinman@bergen.edu                     CE 975          Tuesday, 4/7/09-5/5/09                     Instructor: Kathy Vuoncino
               Bergen Community College
        Division of Continuing Education, Corporate & Public Sector Training

CERTIFICATE PROGRAM FOR PARAPROFESSIONALS: AUTISM SPECIALTY TRACK
                              Instructors:
                              Jan Borda is currently the Principal of Bergen County Special Services Autism
                              Continuum which provides services for 250 children and young adults in seven schools
                              located in Paramus, Emerson, Franklin Lakes, Cliffside Park, Livingston, Rockleigh and
                              Ridgewood New Jersey. In addition to her Teacher of Students with Disabilities
Our Sponsor                   Certification, Jan has two graduate degrees and has been a practitioner in the field of
                              special education for 20 years.
Thank you to the New York
                              Susan Burger has worked as an educator in the field of special education for 35 years.
Center for Autism for your
                              She is currently a Curriculum Specialist with Bergen County Special Services School
support of our autism
                              District and supports educational staff in and out of district. Her experience ranges from
initiatives.                  working with staff, parents, students and the community in a variety of settings to
                              working for the Educational Enterprise division of BCSS as a consultant/workshop
                              presenter.

                              Lynn Gold, holds a B.S. from Temple University; a M.A. from Seton Hall University
                              and is a Learning Disabilities Teacher-Consultant and Teacher of the Handicapped.
                              Lynn has over twenty years experience in education including teaching special education
                              in grades 5th to 12th. At Bergen Community College, Lynn worked as the LDT-C in
                              the Office of Specialized Services. Presently, she is an Assistant Professor in the English
                              Department and teaches English Basic Skills.

                              Bret Li-Vaks has been serving individuals with autism and developmental disabilities
                              since 1989. He has had the pleasure to work in Hawaii and Massachusetts before
                              returning home to New Jersey. He holds a Bachelor’s of Science in Psychology from
                              Lesley University, a MBA from Centenary College, and is currently the Director, Day
                              Services at The Center for Family Support.

                              Louise Ryan received her Master of Arts as a Learning Disabilities and Testing
                              Consultant from Fairleigh Dickinson University, and completed the New Jersey
                              Supervisor’s Certificate Program at Ramapo College. She has taught elementary and
                              middle school resource room and collaborative classes. She is currently teaching high
                              school collaborative classes.

                              Kathleen Vuoncino, M.Ed., BCBA is the Assistant Director of the Region III Council
                              for Special Education and the Principal of the PIE (Preschool Instruction for the
Bergen Community College
Continuing Education
                              Exceptional) and Valley Program, servicing students with autism grades PreK-8. She has
400 Paramus Road              presented at COSAC, Rutgers and local school districts on autism. She has contributed
Paramus, NJ 07652             chapters on the Valley Program for autism program books by Pro-Ed Preschool
                              Education Programs for Children with Autism and School-Age Education Programs for
Phone: (201) 447-7488
                              Children with Autism. She has been the director of a recreation program for children
Fax: (201) 447-7861
Email: ikleinman@bergen.edu
                              with special needs, Project Success, for the past twenty-five years.
                 Bergen Community College
          Division of Continuing Education, Corporate & Public Sector Training

 CERTIFICATE PROGRAM FOR PARAPROFESSIONALS: AUTISM SPECIALTY TRACK
How to Register                                                Registration Form
Registrations are accepted until
classes are full.
                                      Name ___________________________________________________________
No registrations are accepted
without payment. Register as          Address__________________________________________________________
early as possible to guarantee your
enrollment. Seats are available on    City ________________________________ State _________ Zip __________
a first come, first served basis.
                                      Telephone (   ) ______________ Email _____________________________

                                      Visa/MC/Disc #_________________________________ Exp______________
By phone: (201) 447-7488 with
a VISA/MC/Discover Card.
                                      Signature ______________________________________ Date_____________
                                                      (as appears on card)
By fax: (201) 447-7861 with
credit card information
                                      Course # _____________ Title ______________________________________
Mail completed registration form
with your check, money order or         Date ___________   Cost ______________
credit card information to:
Bergen Community College
                                      Course # _____________ Title ______________________________________
400 Paramus Rd., TEC-115
Paramus, NJ 07652                       Date ___________   Cost ______________
Call (201) 447-7155 for room
assignments.                          Course # _____________ Title ______________________________________
                                        Date ___________   Cost ______________
No confirmations are sent.

Registrant who withdraws three        Course # _____________ Title ______________________________________
working days before class will
receive a full refund. All              Date ___________   Cost ______________
withdrawals/refund requests
must be in writing.                   Course # _____________ Title ______________________________________
                                        Date ___________   Cost ______________

                                      Course # _____________ Title ______________________________________
Bergen Community College                Date ___________   Cost ______________
Continuing Education
400 Paramus Road
Paramus, NJ 07652
                                                                        TOTAL COST: _________________
Phone: (201) 447-7488
Fax: (201) 447-7861                      Please make checks payable to BERGEN COMMUNITY COLLEGE
Email: ikleinman@bergen.edu

				
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