Autism Society records most keynote and concurrent sessions at their annual conferences. You can see and hear those recordings by purchasing full online access, or individual recordings.
This session will highlight the Autism Collection, which is designed to bring research into practice, and discuss the ways participants can implement these strategies for professional development opportunities.
The ASD Collection is the result of collaborative work of national organizations, state education agencies, state/national technical assistance and/or comprehensive center providers, and a number of national, state, and local organizations and agencies. The purpose of the collection is to provide efficient access to and use of current research and materials on ASD, a topic of great importance to the field of education. Members of each collaborative workgroup represent a range of roles at all levels of the education system as well as coming from geographic locations from across the United States. Together with the Office of Special Education Programs (OSEP), these partners form a community with the potential to transform the way we work.
The speakers will describe each of the components of the ASD Collection which includes the following components:
Helping Students with Autism: Tips for Educators
Autism Spectrum Disorders: Primer for Parents and Educators
Assessing Autism Spectrum Disorders: Guidelines for Parents and Educators
The CAPS and Ziggurat Models
Positive Behavioral Supports: Creating Meaningful Life Options for People with ASD
The Future of Applied Behavior Analysis in Autism Spectrum Disorders
Life Journey through Autism: A Parent's Guide to Assessment
This PowerPoint Presentation and accompanying Presenter Guide provide basic information on the characteristics of Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD) including:
Prevalence and Diversity of ASD,
Problem-Solving and Potential/Outcomes.
Supports and Interventions
This PowerPoint and Presenter guide provide information about interventions considered to be appropriate for those providing services for children with ASD including:
Visual Instructions, Rules, and Schedules,
Sensory and Emotional,
Transition Supports and
Assessment for Eligibility
This PowerPoint and Presenter guide provide information about assessment for IDEA 2004 ASD eligibility and determination:
Definitions and Foundations,
Process for Determining Eligibility,
Evaluation Areas, and Evaluation Outcomes.
Assessment for Programming
This PowerPoint and Presenter guide provide information about assessment for ASD programming including:
Domains and Areas of Program Assessment,
Programming Based on Assessment/Data Collection, and Outcomes of Program Assessment.
Functional Behavior Assessment
This PowerPoint and Presenter guide provide information about functional behavioral assessment for ASD including:
Legal Definitions and Steps for Functional Behavioral Assessment
Schoolwide Social Emotional Learning
This PowerPoint and Presenter guide provide information about assessment for schoolwide social emotional learning.
Upcoming PP/Presenter’s Guides include:
The National Community of Practice in Autism Spectrum Disorders works to increase the capacity to provide interdisciplinary, comprehensive, effectively designed programs and interventions. The resources described are available to cross stakeholder groups including those who live with or support individuals with ASD and their families. The presenters will also provide guidance and suggestions on how to use each of the components.
Time will be provided for interactive discussion of the ASD Collection and questions. The speakers will also ask for input on topics for future development.
Content Area: Education
Mary E. Summers, Ed.D.
AASA Laison to the IDEA Partnership
American Association of School Administrators
Patricia M. Guthrie, Ed.S.
CASE Laison to the IDEA Partnership
Council of Administrators of Special Education