Current Project Details
Training Site Network
The OrPATS Project has developed a network of training sites which model evidence-based instructional strategies. These training sites provide a system to build state and local capacity to serve students with ASD in a variety of settings across all ages. This proactive approach allows for individualizing services for students with ASD while modeling a system that can be replicated in other classrooms. Training sites have been effectively used since 2003 as a vehicle to train school district staff in evidence-based instructional strategies.
- Initial training focuses on behavioral methodologies (discrete trial training, pivotal response training and teaching within functional routines), the intent of the training site classrooms is to provide a setting to demonstrate and train staff in a variety of evidence-based strategies. Training sites keep abreast of current research in the field of autism and implement strategies that are effective for students.
- Regional ASD Consultants collaborate with the training sites to provide training and follow-up to a broader audience within their region.
- Conduct an on-going evaluation using student outcome data, Autism Commission’s ASD Program Self-Assessment, fidelity of implementation data and other data as appropriate.
Oregon State-wide Service Model
- Collaborate on implementation of the Oregon State-wide Service Model and the recommendations of the Oregon ASD Commission Report.
School-wide Supports for Students with ASD
- Web based professional development activities for general education teachers to support students with High Functioning Autism.
- Pilot the process to establish general education model school-wide training teams.
- Pilot the process to establish post-secondary transition model training teams