Autism Teams Project
Autism Teams Development – The goal of the project is to increase the capacity of selected school district/ESD teams to implement evidence-based practices. The project focuses on preschool/elementary and middle/high school-age students with ASD. Training occurs each year as part of a two day workshop and follow-up on-site consultation. Between 2010 and 2015 fifty-seven teams participated in the project. The project has been highly successful and provided training and needed materials to school district teams in each region of the state. Contact an OrPATS staff member to nominate a potential team for participation.
Each Autism Team Receives:
- Two-day autism workshop on the use of evidence-based practices in the classroom
- Support for individual student assessment and programming
- Three days of follow-up consultation training in the classroom
- Opportunity to visit/observe an existing regional training site (OrPATS Training Site)
CURRICULA and MATERIALS!
- Comprehensive curriculum materials
- Materials for communication systems/academic programs/small group activities
- Motivational systems/materials
- Materials to help with environmental supports
- As needed, other appropriate materials for middle/high school students
FINANCIAL SUPPORT FOR SUB-RELEASE TIME!
- Support for sub-release time for teachers and assistants
- Teams will consist of a teacher, autism specialist, related service staff member and instructional assistant
- The Regional Program Director, District Special Education Director, and/or Autism Specialist can nominate a team to participate
- Autism Teams will focus on pre-school or post-secondary age students in the 2015-2017 project