The Autism Lens helps teachers to connect to students with autism and support them along their own unique trajectory. Bringing to life communication difficulties that impact socialization and learning, Dr. Kara Dymond will discuss practical solutions and classroom-tested strategies that will help you to see instruction from a student’s point of view. From this perspective, teachers can gain trust and nudge students into the space where learning happens.
Kara Dymond, Ph.D
Kara Dymond, Ph.D, has a brother with autism. She is an autism consultant, researcher, and educator teaching children with autism. She designs and delivers professional development on autism for teachers, based on their feedback about their classroom concerns. Kara is an instructor at the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education, University of Toronto, where she teaches a graduate course on mental health and special education.