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Ocean Cty, NJ: Schools host "first Autism workshop"; there are no set practices/standards

Mar 9, 2018, (New Jersey) Jersey Shore: Toms River School District Hosts First-Ever Autism Summit https://www.jerseyshoreonline.com/toms-river/toms-river-school-district-hosts-first-ever-autism-summit/ Toms River Regional Schools hosted the first Autism Summit workshop on March 2, bringing together 58 teachers, child study team (CST) members, and board-certified behavioral analysts (BCBAs) from 13 different school districts throughout Ocean County. This workshop was meant to discuss and review the best practices in programming for students with autism. … “Autism education is a rapidly growing and evolving field, and there currently are not many opportunities and resources that are readily available,” said Polhemus. “Anna and I wanted to reach out to districts throughout the county and region and find out what folks are doing, and where they’re finding success and challenges with the populations we all serve.” Autism education poses some challenges to educators as a rapidly developing and evolving area that doesn’t necessarily have set practices or standards among educators. And in some areas, there are so few autism educators that there are no opportunities for discussion about ideas and methods. …