School-based collaboration is critical to address the unique and pervasive needs of students with Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD) across the full continuum of educational placements and programming. Teams that utilize a data-based, collaborative, problem-solving format to address school-wide and individual student behavioral and academic problems are more effective and efficient at supporting students and have members who are more knowledgeable and accountable. The composition of the team should be appropriate to address the needs of each student with ASD served within that program. The team may be student level, building level, program level, and/or district/ISD level as appropriate for the system and needs.
The Meeting Mechanics binder is a resource to assist teams in the problem solving process when working with individual students or buildings.