Jack O’Connor currently serves as the Advance Academy School Director and BCBA for The Matthew Reardon Center for Autism. Jack worked with children and adolescents diagnosed with autism and developmental disabilities for over ten years in residential and day school programs at The New England Center for Children, Southborough, MA and Crossroads School, Natick, MA. He has extensive experience with IEP development, transition planning, and curriculum modification. Jack has also provided ABA (Applied Behavior Analysis) services in school, home, and community settings working to decrease problem behavior as well as teaching social skills, communication, and self-help skills.
Jack graduated from Simmons College in Boston, MA with a Master’s Degree in Severe Special Needs Education (K-12) in 2010 and has been a Board Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA) since 2012.
Day 1 – Thursday
3:15 – 4:45p.m.
IEP Development, Implementation and Progress Monitoring: Making It Work
Purpose & Objectives
To teach a better understanding of the IEP process to help meet the needs of students. Participants will:
- Understand that the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act guides the IEP process as well as the concept of FAPE (Free Appropriate PUblic Education)
- Explore components of the IEP and the importance of how it is organized
- Learn how (and practice) drafting meaningful goals and objectives