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Colorado Autism Mentoring Program

Cohort 4

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

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

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 (October 2024)
    • Two days of CAMP training spring 2025 (May 2025)
  • 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)
  • Once-a-month activities to include virtual meetings, articles to read and 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

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

Administrators should:

Identify personnel and encourage them to complete and return an application


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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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