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(a Friday afternoon and a full Saturday)
The Boston Conservatory, 31 Hemenway Street - Studio 401, Boston, MA 02215

Park anywhere, but the most convenient place is on Boylston Street. Budget $20-30 per day if you bring a car!

$65 tuition
12 PDPs
Includes a nice lunch (last year was Panera, yum)

An innovative new program for public and private school music educators, "Teaching Music to Students on the Autism Spectrum" is a two-day conference that will address important topics such as:

o             An Introduction to Autism Spectrum Disorder
o             Applying Behavioral Teaching Strategies to Individual and Group Music Instruction

o             How Autistic People Learn and Perceive Music

o             Working Effectively with Students on the Autism Spectrum and their Families
Featuring industry experts Dr. Stephen Shore, Dr. James Ellis, Dr. Rhoda Bernard, with teaching demonstrations by music instructors from The Boston Conservatory Program for Students on the Autism Spectrum. (This is new!)  Teachers can earn 12 Professional Development Points (PDPs).

One in 88 children in the United States has autism, according to a 2012 report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

The conference is presented by The Boston Conservatory, founders of The Boston Conservatory Program for Students on the Autism Spectrum.

Who Should Apply
Public and private school teachers who are looking to learn about new methods of teaching and connecting with students on the autism spectrum.  Teachers can earn 12 Professional Development Points (PDPs).
"A first-of-its-kind program that cannot be found elsewhere, Teaching Music to Students on the Autism Spectrum will offer exceptional learning opportunities for educators and music educators."  - Dr. Rhoda Bernard, Director, The Boston Conservatory Program for Students on the Autism Spectrum Tuition & Fees
Includes admission to all conference sessions and events plus meal on Saturday Application opens October 1, 2013. 
o             May 9, 1-5pm
o             May 10, 9:30-4:30pm*
*All attendees are welcome to stay on Saturday to attend the 6pm spring recital for students enrolled in The Boston Conservatory Program for Students on the Autism Spectrum.


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