Online Classes for Kids/Teens
Dr. Caldwell facilitates a few online courses each year for students with autism. These classes are similar to an independent study format, in which students work on projects independently and turn in work each week that will be graded (in a positive and encouraging way) by Dr. Caldwell.
These classes are designed to cover fun and engaging topics, such as video game design and 3D modeling. Classes include instruction in these topics, but also focus on helping students develop study skills and self-management skills that can help them be more successful when taking online college courses. Parents/guardians are sent additional resources each week that they can use to help their teen practice the study skills for each week in the course.
In addition to her extensive experience working with students with autism, Dr. Caldwell has also taught college courses for both undergraduate and graduate programs and knows what students frequently struggle with. These courses are designed to help students work on these skills while creating fun projects.
These courses are offered to all members of my Patreon page. Once you join the Autism Homeschool Success Patreon page at any level, you'll have access to classes during the times that I am running them.
I also have a free version of the classes that is more like a curriculum, where the student works though the materials at home or school, with you as the parent or teacher guiding them through the curriculum. Videos of me teaching each lesson are included.
The next section of this course will begin sometime in the late Fall semester.
For more information about the class, you can view the syllabus here. For this class, the time commitment for students starts at about 20-40 minutes per week for the first few weeks. During the last few weeks of class, the students may be working about 1 - 3 hours per week, depending on the complexity of the projects they choose.
Check out the cool 3D modeling program we're using here (it's free!).
Download the registration form here (instructions for sending it in are on the form).
If you have any questions, please feel free to e-mail me at firstname.lastname@example.org. Thanks!
This course will be offered in Spring of 2021. Dates and registration information will be posted soon!