Teachers in Action - ASGO

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Teachers in Action - ASGO

  1. 1. Autistic Society of Greater OrlandoSt. Patrick’s Day Party<br />Andria Negron- acnegron@knights.ucf.edu<br />ChristalGreen- christalg@knights.ucf.edu<br />Erin Mannion- erinm2621@knights.ucf.edu<br />Joanna Lovely- lovelyjoanna89@knights.ucf.edy<br />April 22, 2010<br />EEX 4070 Wade<br />
  2. 2. About ASGO<br /><ul><li> Not for profit organization
  3. 3. Founded in 1996 by a group of volunteer parents
  4. 4. Goal is to provide individuals with autism the opportunity to socialize and grow
  5. 5. President- Donna Lorman
  6. 6. Members meet monthly in social settings (restaurants, bowling ally, etc.)
  7. 7. Four different groups:</li></ul>- Students with Aspergers<br />- Pre school students<br />- Elementary school students<br />- Teens (13-20)<br />
  8. 8. Early Perceptions<br />Curious<br />Apprehensive<br />Excited<br />* None of us had any prior experience working with students with autism<br />
  9. 9. How We Got Started…<br /><ul><li>Contacted President of ASGO-Donna Lorman
  10. 10. Decided to work with ASGO’s teen group
  11. 11. Set up plans to throw a St. Patrick's Day party on Thursday March 18, 2010
  12. 12. Location: Uno’s Pizzeria on International Drive </li></li></ul><li>About Autism<br /><ul><li>Autism is a pervasive developmental disorder which affects social and communication skills
  13. 13. broad diagnosis - can include people with high IQs and mental retardation
  14. 14. More prevalent in males
  15. 15. Autism is now diagnosed in 1 out of 150 American children
  16. 16. No known cause </li></ul>** Facts and statistics according to: www.autism-society.org <br />
  17. 17. About Us<br />Andria<br />Christal<br /><ul><li>Juniors at the University of Central Florida
  18. 18. Elementary Education Majors
  19. 19. All plan to teach in Florida</li></ul>Erin<br />Joanna<br /><ul><li>No prior experience with students with autism</li></li></ul><li>Engagement Activities<br />St. Patrick's Day Party<br />Chris made his pizza with mushrooms, green peppers and pepperoni!<br /><ul><li> Making Personal Pizzas!!</li></li></ul><li><ul><li>Tour of the Kitchen</li></ul>tour of the freezer BRRRRRRR!!!<br />
  20. 20. <ul><li> Shamrock shaped cookies
  21. 21. green frosting
  22. 22. M&M’s
  23. 23. sprinkles
  24. 24. Cookie Decorating!!</li></li></ul><li>GAMES<br />Pictionary<br />Jaden drawing his favorite thing, trains!<br />Angelica showing off her tree<br />
  25. 25. B<br />I<br />N<br />G<br />O<br />Higher ability teens played BINGO<br />
  26. 26. Demographics<br /><ul><li>ASGO teens:
  27. 27. 13-20 Chronological age
  28. 28. 6-10 Developmental age
  29. 29. 20 participants</li></ul> - 2 girls<br /> - 18 boys<br />** Today there are approximately 1,500 individuals with some sort of autism in Central Florida.  Autism is four times more prevalent in boys than girls and knows no racial, ethnic, or social boundaries<br />
  30. 30. Reflection<br />Personally<br /><ul><li> Very rewarding experience to interact with the teens- all very lovable
  31. 31. Repeatedly thanked by parents and teens- “made the night special and memorable”.
  32. 32. Witnessed what a broad diagnosis Autism really is
  33. 33. Felt inspired by the dedication and support of the parents of the teens as well as the ASGO organization</li></li></ul><li>Reflection<br />Academic/Professionally<br /><ul><li>First hand experience working with students with autism
  34. 34. Gained teacher perspective through interacting with teens
  35. 35. Conversed and obtained knowledge from parents of teens
  36. 36. Implemented various strategies for teaching and interacting with students with autism
  37. 37. Practiced being flexible with a set schedule
  38. 38. Established contact with a society that could benefit future students that we teach</li></li></ul><li>Us with Donna Lorman- President of ASGO <br />
  39. 39. Support the Autistic Society of Greater Orlando <br />@<br />ASGO.org<br />

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