Texas Statewide Leadership for Autism Training
Training, support, and resources for educators serving students with autism.
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We’ve got the course for you! We have over 80 courses in 7 different categories including courses in Spanish! Take the lead on your professional development. All our courses are free; you can learn at your own pace; and you can earn CEUs and a certificate for each course you complete.
Timely and purposeful short videos that support educators and parents in their work with children with autism. These videos feature classroom strategies, interviews with autism experts, teachers, and parents.
The Texas Autism Resource Guide for Effective Teaching (TARGET) is designed to assist schools in developing practices from initial referral to program development and implementation with a strong emphasis on evidence-based and peer-reviewed strategies. The TARGET has two sections: one on assessments and one on interventions. Use the search feature to find an evidence-based intervention for your student!
Texas regulations (TAC 89.1055) require ARD committees to consider eleven strategies for students with autism at every ARD meeting. Schools must consider strategies based on peer-reviewed, research-based educational practices to the extent practicable. While all eleven strategies must be considered annually, it is not required that all be implemented. However, if an ARD committee determines one or more of these strategies are not needed at this time, the IEP must include the basis upon which the determination was made.
Download a helpful guidance document developed by TEA and the Texas Statewide Leadership for Autism Training network that explains these eleven strategies.
Important Concepts for Students with Unique Needs
Consideration of non-negotiables for students with disabilities in the educational setting.watch "Important Concepts for Students with Unique Needs"
Parental Needs for Transition Planning
Parents talking about the importance of building a network and thinking ahead.watch "Parental Needs for Transition Planning"
Hopes and Dreams
Parents share their hopes and dreams for their son.watch "Hopes and Dreams"
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