Solutions for Teachers, Success for Kids
Every student with autism spectrum disorder is unique, and every day presents new challenges. That’s why teachers and other professionals need comprehensive education and practical skills to help students succeed. At The TIM Academy, we understand this because we’re teachers ourselves—each with years of classroom experience at The Timothy School, a widely recognized approved private school for students with autism spectrum disorders.
Our curriculum has been refined over the years to reflect the best of theoretical and practical training, including ABA, TEACCH, Picture Communication strategies and our own time-tested methods. Whether you are a teacher, administrator, counselor or parent, you’ll discover proven practices, new skills and the confidence to handle even the most challenging behaviors. Learn more...
The TIM Academy travels to
As part of the mission of the TIM Academy, a small team of trainers will be traveling to Bangalore, India in August 2014. While there, they will work in conjuction with AASHAYA, a newly formed school for children with Autism, to train 20-25 teachers. These teachers will then take what they have learned and work with individuals with autism in nearby communities.
The focus of this mission trip is two-fold; first to teach the participants more about the characteristics of autism and how these characteristics impede the student's behavior, learning, and language acquisition; and secondly, to train the teachers they theory and implementation of Structured Teaching principles for the successful instruction of individuals with autism.
The participants will have the opportunity to receive content by means of lectures, hands-on implementation of Structured Teaching strategies in a demonstration classroom with students, large group discussion with the TIM trainers, and the opportunity to meet with parents during the course of the training program. They will learn how to implement visual strategies and functional routines to develop cognitive skills, daily living skills, shape behavior, and increase independence for students with autism.
The TIM Academy traveled to Trinidad
The Autism Society of Trinidad and Tobago contacted the TIM Academy to assist with opening two new classrooms for children with autism. This project began in June 2010 as several teachers from Trinidad came to Berwyn PA for a week-long training workshop. The TIM Academy staff also visited Trinidad three times throughout the school year to assist with the implementation of educational services in the new classrooms.
The TIM Academy's partnership with Trinidad began in October, 2008, when The TIM Academy traveled to Trinidad to provide a free week of training and consultation to the Autism Society of Trinidad and Tobago. This project was sponsored by the TIM Academy Board of Directors to meet the need of parents seeking information about Autism and educational strategies for their children who do not receive the same level of educational services available in the U.S.
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Structured Teaching Level 1 Training June 22nd thru June 26th, 2015
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