MHTC Office is open Tuesday to Friday 9am-4pm

Joe Pesavento and JoAnn Murphy-Genter: Co-Directors
Paul Rubeo: Assistant Director
Kathryn Burns:  Administrative Aide

To contact us please email  mhtcnp@gmail.com or call our office at 845-257-2885

For a full listing of the Mid-Hudson Teacher Center professional development opportunties please click-on Online Registration to the right, which links to MyLearningPlan.

Autism Spectrum Disorder Conference: 

“Support Through Transitions”

May 4th, 2019 at SUNY New Paltz in Lecture Center

Register HERE by 5/1/19.   Audience includes PK-12 educators, administrators, speech therapists, counselors, parents, and community members.

Children with Autism Spectrum Disorder have unique needs and getting information about how to support these children as they transition from home, to school, and to adulthood is critical.  This conference will start with a keynote: Transition across the Spectrum: Preparing our Students with ASD for "Adulting".   Dr. Tina Marie Covington, from the Anderson Center for Autism, will discuss how preparation for life as an adult with autism begins with good early childhood education, how evidenced based instructional design and natural environment teaching opportunities prepare children for transition, and how the dignity of risk (saying goodbye to helicopter parenting) can build resilient young adults on the spectrum. 

Session One - 10:25 am to 11:25 am – incudes 3 choices:  1) Language Transitions or Communication Transitions led by Wendy Bower;  2) Building Bridges: Supports to Help Students on the Spectrum Manage Change led by Stephanie Peacock;  3) Social Strategies for Professionals working with the ASD Population led by Susanna O’Brien

Session Two  - 11:30 am to 12:30 pm – includes 3 choices: 1) Transitions through the Years for ASD Individuals and their Families led by Nancy Donahue;  2) Building Bridges: Supports to Help Students on the Spectrum Manage Change led by Stephanie Peacock;  3) Practical Visual Transition Supports for School and Home led by Susanna O’Brien




BOOKSHARE:  An Accessible Online Libraryfor people with print disabilities

Bookshare is an online library that makes reading accessible for people who cannot read standard print.  With Bookshare books, members can listen to their book, follow along with highlighted text, read in braille, and customize their experience in ways that make reading easier.  They have over 580,000 titles and it is FREE for qualified students and schools.  Qualified students include blindness, low vision, physical disability, or a learning disability.  Easily installed on an iPad or PC.



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Classroom Sets of Books for Loan to Elementary Teachers. More Available. (Please call for info)

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