The START Early Childhood Resources include information and materials from the START Early Childhood Intensive Training along with evidence-based practice resources to increase knowledge and skills that enhance the educational programming and outcomes for young children with Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD).
The START K-12 Resources include information and materials from the START K-12 Intensive Training along with evidence-based practice resources to improve educational programming and outcomes for students with Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD).
START Secondary Transition resources, information, and materials from the START BYF Secondary Transition Intensive Training along with evidence-based practice resources to improve post-school outcomes for students with Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD).
The Assessment and Data Tools developed by START may be used to self-assess what evidence-based practices are in place at the building and classroom level, and collect data on individual student progress toward goals most relevant to students with ASD.
Coaching for implementation of evidence-based practices (EBP) and IEP implementation are cornerstones of the START Project. Information and resources are provided by START to assist districts in setting up a coaching structure and implementing EBP with students.
Peer to peer support is an evidence-based practice to increase opportunities for students with ASD to access general education settings, curriculum, and peers. START provides extensive training and resources to assist districts and building teams to set up peer to peer support programs.
Effective behavior support is critical to support learning and social opportunities. Through the START Project, training and resources are offered to assist school-based teams and families to establish positive behavioral interventions and supports for students with ASD.
START provides training and information about the essential components for quality special education eligibility determination under Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD), which aligns with the Autism Council document on Education Based Evaluations for Students with ASD.
Self-advocacy is a term used to describe the ability to communicate or act on one’s own behalf and interests. This is a very important skill for individuals with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) for increasing independence throughout their youth and into adulthood. An example of self-advocacy is the individual being personally involved in communicating to peers and others information about him or herself versus teachers, parents, or others conducting training sessions on their behalf.