The intensive training offered to post-secondary programs will be based on "effective practices." We believe that effective practice means using evidence based interventions informed by professional judgment and parent involvement. We are not endorsing a particular program, but review the research literature to identify the practices and systems with the most empirical evidence. Although we may specify strategies, we are not endorsing a single approach, and presentations reflect an emphasis on the use of evidenced based strategies. We also emphasize teaming and collaborating and developing partnerships among parents, K-12 school programs, post-high programs and adult service agencies.
For the training, we use a general curriculum framework that will build a foundation in the understanding of ASD, the teaming process, behavior support, natural supports, and systems changes that support student outcomes. Presentations will be delivered by experts in various areas of ASD such as behavior support, natural/peer support, the discovery process, and systems level change.