Wabash Valley Education Center

PD Pop: ~Strategies for Teaching Students with Autism Spectrum Disorders - Presented by Rebecca Harkema & Sheila Parker

This session will focus on the characteristics of students with Autism Spectrum Disorders. Participants will learn a variety of strategies that can be implemented within the general education or special education classroom to support students. Most importantly, participants will understand WHY the various strategies are helpful for students with Autism so that they can match the strategy to the specific area of need. This session will be recorded and shared afterwards.This live session will be recorded and shared afterwards with all who are registered.



Rebecca Harkema
Becca has been in the field of special education for 17 years.  She has her Ed.D. in Curriculum and Instruction from Loyola University.  Her dissertation focused on implementing strategies for students with Autism Spectrum Disorders in the home and school environments.  She currently serves as a District Director, Curriculum Director and Reading Specialist for the Northwest Indiana Special Education Cooperative.

Sheila Parker
Sheila has been in the field of special education for 8 years. She has used all of the practical strategies in this presentation with success, and helps others implement them in their classrooms. She has her MSW from Indiana University, and currently works as a behavioral consultant with Northwest Indiana Special Education Cooperative.


Date: Monday, February 6, 2023
Time: 4:00 PM - 4:45 PM Eastern Time

Location: Virtual

PGP Points Awarded: 1


Cost: $50/Service Center Member or $100/District not belonging to a Service Center*

This is a WVEC Title 4 Consortium Eligible Workshop!

*Cost of all workshops are based on membership in an Indiana Educational Service Center (ESC). Any registrants who are not members of an ESC in the state of Indiana will be required to pay the non-member fee.

**See cancellation policy below


Cancellation Policy

* Registrants who notify WVEC of their cancellation on or before the registration deadline date will not be required to pay the registration fee.
* Registrants who cancel after the registration deadline but before the workshop date or call to cancel on the day of the workshop will pay 50% of the registration fee.
* Registrants who neglect to call or notify the WVEC of their cancellation will be responsible for paying the full fee.
* On official school corporation weather-related cancellation days, registrants will not be required to pay registration fees.


Registration open through 2/6/2023 11:45 AM EST


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Wabash Valley Education Center
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West Lafayette, IN 47906