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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

Educational Identification of Autism Spectrum Disorder

The Educational Identification of ASD will be offered in Grand Lake, Sterling & Pueblo during the 2019-2020 school year. This 2-day Toolkit training has been developed to support districts in the development of understanding how to identify students having an Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) with evaluation tools using a body of evidence in an educational setting (without using the ADOS).

Visit the ASD Education and Training web page to learn more! 

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

 


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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