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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.


Support - Education - Training - Resources

 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.  Here you will find more information about the Autism Education Network.​


 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. The Ohio Center for Autism Low Incidence (OCALI) is linked here. This site has numerous resources including their newest courses entitled “Strategies in Action”. 


 Here you will find the following resources: Technical Assistance Document for ASD, Guidelines for Educational Evaluation of Autism, Determination of Eligiblity, Autism Program Quality Indicators, and local and national ASD organizations.


Consultant/Specialist Contacts

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

P. Charlie Buckley, Ph.D., CCC-SLP
Phone: 303-866-6707 | Email

Kate Loving, BCBA - Email

Katie Wells, M.Ed., ECSE - Email

Cara Woundy, B.S., M.Ed., C.A.G.S. - Email




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