SOESD / Special Education / Autism
Autism consultants work in collaboration with school psychologists, speech and language pathologists, and special education teachers in providing coaching , training and comprehensive evaluations for students age 0-21. Based on evaluative data, consultants recommend, develop, model, and train district and EI/ECSE staff in a variety of intervention and treatment strategies to address student needs. Consultants recommend environmental modifications and provide staff development inservices at both building and district levels. Consultants typically participate in eligibility, IEP and IFSP meetings. Each autism consultant maintains a high caseload of students for whom they provide follow-through consultation, adjustments to intervention plans, progress monitoring, and staff training.