For Teachers and other Professionals

October 27, 2017


Deaf learners on the autism spectrum have unique characteristics and challenges. This enlightening and informative workshop provides attendees with a great opportunity to learn and understand research-based and proven techniques and strategies to best meet the needs and support the learning of deaf or hard of hearing students on the autism spectrum.


Friday, October 27 | 8:00 am - 4:00 pm
Registration: 7:30 - 8:00 am
Working lunch is provided


Free and open to families, teachers, and other professionals


Ohio School for the Deaf
500 Morse Rd.
Columbus, OH 43214


Both the Ohio School for the Deaf and OCALI are committed to making this event fully accessible to all attendees. ASL interpreting and live captioning service will be provided. Please include any additional requests for accommodations in the designated area on the registration form. Contact Jennifer Catlin ( | 614.401.2969) with any questions.


  • Become familiar with the characteristics of deaf learners with ASD and learn which strategies work with different students in different situations
  • Learn how to best set up a classroom environment, organize materials, and establish a routine
  • Explore several scenarios and learn when to best use visual schedules, social stories, power cards, Picture Exchange Communication System (PECS), modeling, and personal passports
  • Apply these strategies to different developmental levels, grade levels, and settings
  • Discuss which strategies would work best in different situations

Continuing Education

Each participant will receive a certificate of attendance
PDCH - 7.5 contact hours


Raschelle Neild, Ph.D., is an associate professor in the Department of Education at Gallaudet University. She has taught PK-12th grade (general education, special education, and deaf education) in a variety of settings. Her research agenda includes deaf learners with autism, special education teacher attrition and retention, and transition for deaf students with disabilities. She has a Ph.D. in special education and master’s in deaf education from the University of Kansas.


Register Online via OCALI Pass

The registration deadline is Friday, October 13, 2017.


Jennifer Catlin | 614.401.2969


Ohio School for the Deaf and The Outreach Center for Deafness and Blindness

Ohio School for the Deaf Gallaudet University The Outreach Center for Deafness and Blindness