• Bellefonte Area High School

    Emotional/Autistic Support Syllabus



    Emotional/Autistic Support Teacher:  Mrs. Jennifer Brezler

    Paraeducator:  Mr. Skip Headings

    Classroom #:  120



    EMAIL:  jbrezler@basd.net

    PHONE:  814-355-4833  Ext. 8120


    The goal of the emotional/autistic support program is to encourage and support behavior that will permit the students to be successful in the educational setting, and in the community.


    The Emotional/Autistic Support Program

    The emotional/autistic support program provides academic and social/emotional support for students. Specialized techniques, based on the current research in behavioral management, group dynamics, instruction and emotional development are used to increase the student's awareness of his or her skills, feelings, thoughts, and behavior so students can develop the independence and autonomy needed for successful integration into the regular education curriculum and the community.


    Expected Outcomes

    • Teachers will use the specially designed instruction within the IEP of each individual student to help the student succeed in the regular education classroom and other areas of the student’s curriculum.
    • Successful completion of regular education requirements in order to obtain the credits required for graduation from the Bellefonte Area High School. 
    • Progress will be made on objectives and goals within the IEP.


    Rules and Expectations

    • All students coming to the support room are expected to treat all staff and peers with respect. 
    • All students coming to the support room are to follow all school rules as outlined in the student handbook. 
    • Students will use their time effectively in order to complete the tests, projects and assignments in a timely manner in order to turn in for evaluation. 
    • Students will access the support room when necessary and not as an avoidance of regularly scheduled classes.
    • Students must have permission (either from the emotional/autistic support teacher or a regular education teacher) to leave a scheduled class and report to the emotional support room.



    • There are a variety of curriculum resources used to teach students skills they need in order to meet their behavioral, social/emotional, and personal goals.  


    Lesson Topics Include:

    Making positive choices

    Impulse control


    Bullying prevention



    Violence prevention


    Staying on-task/focus

    Empathy towards others

    Anger management


    Effective communication

    Reading social cues

    Avoiding conflict

    Coping Skills

    Time management


    Problem solving

    Organizational skills


    Goal setting


    Active listening


    • Lesson topics will be covered either in person or through the use of Google Classroom.