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Special Education Workshops

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Special education is an essential piece of the total educational system and not a separate entity. Special education is a means of expanding the capacity of this system to serve the educational needs of all children. With the support of both general and special education teachers, campus staff, and administration, they all play a vital role in meeting the educational needs of children with exceptionalities. 

Our special education workshops and systems are designed to support and empower all level teachers, paraprofessionals, and campus administration. 


MJM Educational Consultants will provide campuses with a comprehensive menu of special education workshops tailored to meet the diverse and exceptional needs of your students.

Autism 101: The Basics of Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD)

Are you a classroom teacher, staff member, or administrator that requires fundamental information on the components of autism spectrum disorders? This workshop is for you! Learn about the characteristics of Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD) and the evidence-based strategies for addressing the behavioral, social and communication needs of individuals with ASD.

Using Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) to Change Behavior

Approximately 1 in 59 children has been identified with autism spectrum disorder (CDC, 2018). As more students with autism are included in general education classes, the need for basic information about autism from the perspective of a general educator has grown. This workshop is designed to provide an overview on autism and suggest evidence-based instructional strategies to promote independence and encourage academic, social, communication, and behavioral success for students with autism in the general education classroom setting. This workshop welcomes all level educators, staff, and campus administrators.

Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) and Autism

MJM Educational Consultants will present the philosophy of Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) and its effects on teaching students with autism.  ABA components that will be covered include classical and operant conditioning, three-term contingency, and its implications for classroom teaching.

Understanding Autism: A Guide for Elementary and Secondary Teachers

This is an extension to the Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) and Autism workshop where we go deeper in understanding why behavior occurs and how the principles of Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) can help shape student behavior in the classroom. We will discuss the three-term contingency, functions of behavior, key principles of ABA including reinforcement, and schedules of differential reinforcement.

De-escalation of Student Behavior

The objectives to this workshop is to help participants understand the seven phases of escalation and the tools required to provide effective behavior and classroom management.

Accommodations and Modifications

Participants of this workshop will learn about the role of accommodations and modifications and the differences between each, explore various tools and strategies that can assist teachers and paraprofessionals, and will learn how to include individualized accommodations and modifications on an Individualized Education Plan (IEP).


This session will also explore Universal Design for Learning as a strategy to design curriculum that is accessible to all students!

Co-Teach Models in the Classroom

MJM Educational Consultants will provide an array of research-based supports that supports a Least Restrictive Environment (LRE).


We will give classroom teachers with the knowledge and tools required to implement and support effective co-teach models and collaboration.


This workshop will also cover the skills needed to implement and support effective consultation.

Parent Workshops

MJM Educational Consultants offers workshops for parents and families in both English and Spanish. 

We offer an array of topics including:

  • Understanding Individualized Education Plan (IEP) and Admissions, Review, and Dismissal (ARD) Process

  • Parent Involvement

  • Autism 101

  • Positive Behavior Supports for the Home

  • Communication Strategies for your Non-Verbal Child

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