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Colorado Autism Mentoring Program

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Colorado Autism Mentoring Program (CAMP)

Creating capacity within districts to coach/mentor individuals work with students with autism. 

Who should be considered? 

  • District professionals seeking to increase knowledge of evidence-based practices (EBP) for students with autism
  • District professionals open to receiving feedback on application of new learning
  • District professionals who have demonstrated willingness to collaborate with other team members

How will CAMP benefit participants? 

  • Ongoing mentorship from the CDE Autism Team
  • Training on EBP for students with local and national partners
  • Learn coaching strategies to assist with building capacity at the local/regional level

What is the planned commitment for the next cohort?

  • Four in-person days of training in the Denver area during 2024-2025 school year:
    • Two days of CAMP Training fall 2024 (TBD)
    • Two days of CAMP training spring 2025 (TBD)
  • Four in-person days of training in the Denver area the 2025-2026 school year:
    • Two days of CAMP Training fall 2025 (TBD)
    • Two days of CAMP training spring 2026 (TBD)
  • Monthly activities (e.g., virtual meetings, articles to read, webinars)
  • State-level training in Educational Identification of Autism and Communication
  • Opportunities to coach others in building/AU/district on strategies learned (e.g., professional development days)
  • There is no cost for this program
  • Participants will receive CDE credit hours for completion of the program

Next Steps

The application process for the 22 - 24 CAMP cohort has closed.  Applications for the next cohort will open in spring 2024. 

Applications Not Currently Being Accepted

Interested in being a member of the Regional Leadership Team (RLT)? 

  • Talk to your administrator and review the application
  • With approval from an administrator and your special education director complete and return application. 

Administrators should:

  • Identify personnel and encourage them to complete and return an application


Goals of CAMP 

Create capacity using multiple regional participants within AUs/districts to mentor individuals working with students with ASD.

Utilize coaching models to develop effective coaching practices within districts to support staff.

Learn how to utilize effective evaluation tools and strategies for programs and students.

Provide professional development based on identified needs of CAMP participants and ASD evidence-based practices (EBP).

Increase personal knowledge and comfort with implementation and dissemination of material.


Questions

Contact: 

Brooke Carson, Ph.D.
Phone: 720-215-8647
Email Brooke Carson

Rhonda Danner, M.A.
Phone: 720-460-8368
Email Rhonda Danner

 


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