Jo Mascorro, an autism and behavioral expert with nearly four decades of experience in education and training, is presenting the March 10 keynote as part of next month's TSD Conference in Frisco, Texas.
Mascorro, a San Antonio native, previously presented at TSD about a decade ago. She previously worked for Education Service Center 20 as an education specialist and later as a behavior managment specialist in addition to serving as a consultant to the Texas Education Agency and Texas Rehabilitation Commission. She has been a private consultant since 1991.
Her keynote is titled,"Where Do We All Begin? What ALL Adult Brains Should Know About ALL Student Brains When Responding to Challenging Behavior Demonstrations," which provides student transporters with valuable information on the dos and don'ts of responding to behavior on the school bus that is tied to the student's disability. Her talk will emphasize how school bus drivers can best intervene in such incidents while keeping other students safe as well as themselves and the student in question.
Later on March 10, Mascorro dives deeper into the topic with a breakout session, "NO! DON'T! STOP! So How Exactly Is That Working for You?"
More information on Mascorro's sessions can be found on our updated Workshop Details page.
Mascorro replaces Patrick Mulick on the agenda. Mulick, the autism coordinator for Auburn School District in Washington state, canceled last week due to health reasons.