March 17, 2021

SIOUX CITY, IA (March 17, 2021)—Northwest AEA will offer an autism training titled, "Virtual Fundamentals of Structured TEACCH."

This training consists of five virtual sessions—lasting four hours each—that will address the fundamentals of structured teaching for students on the autism spectrum. It will provide insight into the different learning styles of individuals with ASD and the components necessary for structured teaching. The foundations of this training will help foster an understanding of the need for visual supports to provide meaning, promote independence, and capitalize on the strengths of individuals with autism spectrum disorders. Group discussions, guided break-out sessions, and the use of case-scenarios with videos will offer unique learning opportunities in this virtual format.

Please find more details here.


With offices in Sioux City, Sioux Center, Cherokee, Denison, Le Mars and Onawa, Northwest Area Education Agency (AEA) works in partnership with public and accredited private schools in a 10-county area of northwest Iowa to help assure that all children reach their full potential. The AEA provides special education support services, media and technology services, a variety of instructional services, professional development and leadership to promote school improvement. The Iowa General Assembly created the state’s AEA system in 1975. It is widely regarded as one of the finest in the country. For more information about Northwest AEA, visit

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