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 Georgia Autism and Behavior Support Initiative (GABSI)

​The goal of GABSI is to provide FREE regional training to teachers/therapists who work with students with autism, providing them an opportunity to meet with and learn from job-alike peers. Sessions are organized by topic; information each day will cover elementary and secondary, classic and high functioning autism. Participants are welcome to attend one or both days of the Fall and Winter sessions as needed. Much will be learned from highly skilled facilitator presentations, discussions, and shared resources!  Districts are responsible for travel and substitutes, as needed. 

FALL GABSI Sessions – Begin between 8-9:00 am and end around 3:30 pm

Thursday, October 24, 2019 Back to the basics: Best practices in Classroom Set-up


Friday, October 25, 2019 - Levels of Communication; Data Collection

***** Perry Fall Sessions October 31 - November 1

WINTER GABSI Sessions - Begin between 8-9:00 am and end around 3:30 pm

Thursday, February 6, 2020 Functional Skills; Academic Access (all levels)


Friday, February 7, 2020 Sensory Integration

***** Albany winter sessions will be February 27 - February 28


 2019-2020 Locations for GABSI Sessions

Dalton - Ruthie Reed-Rule, Kim Dudley, and Suzanne D'Itri - Facilitators
Anna Shaw Children's Institute
1201 Burleyson Road
Dalton, GA 30720
Phone:  229-431-1230
Metro - Brock Tarno, Rachel McCann, Karen Barineau, and Shille Ellison - Facilitators
Henry County ED Center (Behind Stockbridge Elementary
109 S. Lee Street
Stockbridge, GA 30281
Perry - Denise Duke and Larissa Becher - Facilitators
Herman Ragin Conference Room
Houston County Board of Education 1100 Main Street
Perry, GA 31069
Phone:  478-293-2131
Albany – Sheila Swicegood and Andrea Brower - Facilitators
SW Georgia GLRS
915 South McKinley Street
Albany, GA  31701
Waycross - Amy Peavy and Jamie Chaney - Facilitators
Professional Development Center
1870 West Wacona Drive
Waycross, GA 31503
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