Autism Training and Coaching for Paraeducators
We have ASD Paraeducator Trainering available to work with paraeducators across the region, building capacity to work effectively with and better understand learners with autism - as well as how to implement evidence based practices with fidelity.
What services are available?
- Regionwide training series for para-educators, offered in both face-to-face and web-based formats
- Customized professional development for groups of paraeducators at the request of individual school districts
- On-site training and coaching to develop the skills and knowledge of individual paraeducators or classroom teams
What skills are addressed when training and coaching paraeducators?
- Antecedence-based strategies
- Structured teaching, environmental supports, and work systems
- Visual schedules and creating visual support
- Prompting and increading independence
- Behavior prevention and management
- Functional routines
- Data collection
- Small group instruction
- Function communication (PECS)
- Supporting social engagement
- Social narratives
- Video modeling
- Assistance with development of supports
- iPad and use of various apps
- Implementation of classroom curriculum (STAR)
How can ASD paraeducator training and coaching services be requested?
- To make a request, contact any a member of the autism team at Columbia Regional Program. In turn, they will coordinate with our ASD Paraeducator Trainer, Mark Klassen.
Who can request these services?
- District autism specialists and consultants, administrators, and TOSA’s may directly request these services. If you are a building teacher, service provider, or para-educator interested in these services, please contact your district autism specialist/consultant or special education administrator.
- Our ASD Paraeducator Trainer will work in collaboration with a designated district contact, and provide periodic updates.
Our ASD Paraeducator Training emphasizes building capacity; providing paraeducators out in schools and classrooms with the skills, knowledge, and confidence to effectively work with students with autism spectrum disorder.
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