Developing a System-Wide Autism Program: A Training Model for Serving Students with Autism Spectrum Disorders


AutismWhat are the essential elements needed to provide effective and sustainable evidence-based programs for students with ASD across the age range? How can effective programs be replicated across a large system? In this Teaching Students with Autism webinar, Dr. Joel Arick, Director of the Oregon Program Autism Training Sites and Supports Project, showed attendees how the OrPATS Project (funded by the Oregon Department of Education) has developed a model to serve students and support staff.

View the webinar recording to learn how to:

  • Identify the primary components for developing a successful district or statewide program serving students with autism.
  • Describe the necessary components for serving students across all grade bands (PreK –Post Secondary).
  • Identify practical tools classroom teachers, related service staff and paraprofessionals can use to provide effective instruction for students with ASD.
  • Identify effective professional development activities to ensure educators are able to implement comprehensive programs with fidelity and use data to drive instructional decision making.

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Teaching Students with Autism is a professional learning community (PLC) that offers free webinars and online discussions to help educators learn strategies and discover new ideas and resources to support the needs of students with autism, particularly advances in technology that can lead to significant breakthroughs in communication and learning. This is a collaborative community where educators can share information to help support the needs of students with autism.  This program is sponsored by VizZle and STAR Autism Support.

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