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Autism Research and Standards

 

Goals

  1. Promote optimal development and learning of infants, children, and youth with ASD and provide support to their families through the use of evidence-based practices.
  2. Increase the number of highly qualified personnel serving children with ASD through sustainable technical assistance and professional development.
  3. Increase the capacity of states to implement evidence-based practices for early identification, intervention, education, professional development, and technical assistance.

TSPC Specialization: Autism Spectrum Disorder - A new specialization on a license in the area of Autism Spectrum Disorder will be offered by TSPC. This Q & A document is a collaborative effort between ODE and the ASD Commission to address questions that might arise.
 
Teachers of Individuals with Developmental Disabilities/Autism - Educator information - Initial Knowledge and Skill Set.

Advanced Knowledge and Skill Set: Developmental Disabilities/Autism Specialist - Educator information - Advanced Knowledge and Skill Set.

The National Professional Development Center on Autism Spectrum Disorders - The National Professional Development Center on Autism Spectrum Disorders is a multi-university center to promote the use of evidence-based practice for children and adolescents with autism spectrum disorders.

National Institute on Mental Health (NIMH) - Informational website.nformational website.

Autism - Center for Disease Control (CDC)  - The Center for Disease Control focuses on protecting people who are especially vulnerable to health risks - babies, children, people with blood disorders, and people with disabilities.

PSU Outcome Study - The Autism Spectrum Disorders Outcome Study and Training Project is a collaborative project between Portland State University, the Oregon Department of Education, and numerous Oregon special education programs. This study is tracking the educational progress of children with autism spectrum disorders from the State of Oregon. Information collected is being used to improve services for children with autism spectrum disorders.

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