Building Your Future Training Curriculum
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.
- Foundations in ASD and the Discovery Process
- Guiding Principles and the Teaming Process
- Looking at ASD Differently for Adults
- Evidence Based Supports for Employment Success
- Attribution, Advocacy, and Accountability: Supporting all Students with ASD (The module formerly known as Asperger)
- Peer to Peer and Other Natural Supports
- Discovery and the IEP
- Systems Change
- Administrator Module
BYF Team Binder
Selecting a Target Student
The purpose of selecting a Target Student for the BYF Intensive Training is for the team to learn to apply the secondary transition support strategies, use assessment and planning tools (e.g., discovery process), and collect data to demonstrate progress over time. Use the Checklist for Team and Target Student Selection as guide for this process.