Supporting STEM Learning for Children with Autism

ID number
4:00 PM - 6:00 PM
3:45 PM - 4:00 PM

An overview of autism and the importance of science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) for young children with autism will be provided. Key strategies including using visuals, incorporating strengths and interests, and considering sensory needs will be presented. Case examples and photographs will be shared. Participants will plan for how to use presented strategies to support STEM learning in their settings.



October 6, 2022: 4:00 - 6:00pm

October 20, 2022: 4:00 - 5:00pm


                   ** Participants must attend both sessions in order to be awarded credit **

Ann Sam, Ph.D.
Learner objectives

Participants will:

1) Describe autism and STEM for young children

2) Identify strategies to support STEM learning for young children with autism

3) Identify free resources to support young children with autism and STEM learning.

Intended audience
Early Childhood Special and General Educator, Early Intervention Personnel, Family Educator, Family Member, Speech/Language Therapist, Teacher Assistant
Contact hours
State Performance Plan Indicator Alignment
SPPI 7 - Early Childhood Outcomes
Gateways training stage
Training topic area
Special Needs/Inclusion
Gateways to Opportunity content area
Curriculum or Program Design