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Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD)

Definition: A child with an Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) is a child with a developmental disability significantly affecting verbal and non-verbal social communication and social interaction, generally evidenced by the age of three. Other characteristics often associated with ASD are engagement in repetitive activities and stereotyped movements, resistance to environmental changes or changes in daily routines, and unusual responses to sensory experiences.


What's New

ASD & COVID Resources

Our team has collected resources and tools specific to ASD that may be useful during this time as you plan for students. View the Autism & COVID Resources to access these materials. 

Registered Behavior Technician (RBT) Course Frequently Asked Questions

Interested in taking the RBT Course but have a few questions before your commit. Autism Specialist Kelsey Young put together some of the frequently asked questions she receives. 

View the FAQ

New Training Opportunity: Online Para-Educator Training

Due to the high demand of the RBT course, the Kansas Technical Assistance Network created a training geared toward para-educators who want further training on behavior and instructional strategies, but are NOT seeking the RBT credential.

View the Online Para-Educator Training for more information.

Cancellations

Based on Centers for Disease Control and Colorado Department of Education guidance regarding COVID-19,  the following ASD events have been cancelled: 

  • Maxwell Elementary Training (DPS): April 22nd & May 22nd 
  • CAMP Training on April 28 & 29, 2020 and
  • Regional Leadership Team (RLT) Functional Analysis Training/Children’s Hospital on May 19 & 20, 2020.

 


Support

The Autism Education Network provides education, training and field support for educational teams supporting students with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD).  Our consultants provide individualized support based on the needs of educational teams.

Professional Learning

CDE provides face-to-face and online Education and Training in the area of autism.  You can participate in webinars presented by the Tri-State Autism Collaborative or you can access them on demand. Face to face trainings, projects and coaching are provide in the areas of literacy and numeracy.

Resources

Resources:

  • Technical Assistance Document for ASD
  • Guidelines for Educational Evaluation
  • Determination of Eligiblity
  • Autism Program Quality Indicators
  • Local and national ASD organizations

 

Join the Colorado Autism Spectrum Disorder Listserv

To subscribe to the Autism Spectrum Disorder listserv:

  1. Open a new email.
  2. In the “To” field, type the email address autismspectrumdisorderlistserv-join@web.cde.state.co.us and send the message.
  3. You will receive a confirmation email. You will not be added until you respond to this email.
  4. If you have a problem, try using “plain” text or check with the technology people in your district.

To unsubscribe from the Autism Spectrum Disorder listserv: 

  1. Open a new email.
  2. In the “To” field, type the email address lyris@web.cde.state.co.us and send the message.
  3. In the body of the message write, “Unsubscribe AutismSpectrumDisorderListserv”
  4. You will automatically be unsubscribed.

 


Specialist Contacts

Brooke Carson, Ph.D.
Phone: 303-866-6691
Email Brooke Carson

Rhonda Danner, M.A.Ed - Email Rhonda Danner

Alissa Mullett, M.A. CCC-SLP - Email Alissa Mullett

Kelsey Young, M.A. - Email Kelsey Young

 

 


 


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