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

September 19, 2019 at 9:00 am - September 20, 2019 at 4:00 pm

Note: This is a three-day training! See last paragraph for additional information. Please register for the Day 3 (November 5 training) here

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 days one and two of this three-day training, participants will design a plan for one of their students or small group of students and return to their classroom to implement this plan. This process will be supported by TASN ATBS coaches. After classroom implementation, participants will return for day three and share their student outcomes and reflection with their colleagues on November 5. Please register for the training on November 5 separately by following this link. 



  • If you need a lactation room the day of the training, please indicate so in the accommodations section of this registration.
  • 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. 
  • If you register for this training, you must also register for the Day 3 of this training on November 5. 

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Time September 19, 2019 at 9:00 am - September 20, 2019 at 4:00 pm
Check In at 8:30 AM
There will be a one hour break to leave for lunch.
Format Meet In Person
11.0 Professional Learning Contact Hours
Provider(s) Autism and Tertiary Behavior Supports
Contact Gail Ferguson
Trainer Gail Ferguson, Lisa Holt, Mary Pat Brun & Lori Chambers
Coordinators, TASN ATBS
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Venue The Learning Center, Dodge City, Kansas
308 Frontview Road, Dodge City, Kansas 67801