K-12 Training Curriculum
The Intensive Training offered to schools is based on "effective practices." We believe that effective practices are proven practices chosen for students based on sound professional judgement and regular data analysis and review. We are not endorsing a particular program; rather, we review the research literature to identify the best practice strategies. Although we may specify strategies, we are not endorsing a single approach, and presentations reflect an emphasis on the use of evidence based strategies. We also emphasize teaming and collaborating and partnerships in the form of parent-school and community-school partnerships as a means to better serve children with ASD.
Intensive training sites will have access to a START Autism Education Specialist who will be assigned to their site for technical assistance. START will assist the district in organizing functional teams, applying new learning, and assessing their supports for students with ASD and their families.