Professional Development Available

Take advantage of these professional development opportunities sponsored by the Office of the Associate Vice President for Academic & Student Services, Human Resources, and the Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning (CETL).

Registration is through the NOVA Academy. 

Understanding the Autism Spectrum at a Community College is Critical to Providing Appropriate Services to Students

Larrie Ellen Randall, Educational Consultant, Starfish Savers. LLC


March 1 | 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. | Loudoun LD 153

Facts, laws, and statistics about autism are only the beginning of understanding community college students on the autism spectrum. Strategies to provide appropriate services to our students will be discussed with recommendations to achieve success. College and regional resources will also be recommended.

Instructional Strategies and Supports to Improve Outcomes for College Students with Asperger’s Syndrome

Karen Berlin, Educational Specialist, T-TAC, George Mason University


March 22 | 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. | MEC 256

The increasing number of students on the autism spectrum entering post-secondary education present higher education institutions with challenges previously not an issue. Many students lack the self-management skills needed to independently organize and integrate all aspects of college life. This session will provide some instructional strategies that may help you prepare a successful course, materials and evaluation tools that would help all students, including those students with autism in your classroom.

To register through NOVA Academy:

  1. Login at
  2. Click Learning Center, then click Course Catalog.
  3. Enter “autism” in the Search Text field and click Search.
    Click through the section links, then click Enroll. You will then be registered.
    –  Contact for assistance.


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