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Supporting Classroom Quality and Evidence-Based Practices for Students With Autism

The FPG Autism Team, led by Dr. Ann Sam, will provide virtual professional development training on the Autism Program Environment Rating Scale (APERS). The training will be for nine participants who are team members of Guilford County Schools. The project will include training on the FPG version of the APERS (note: Brookes Publishing will publish the full updated APERS in 2022 for purchase). Training consists of virtual didactic training (8 hours), APERS practice conducted in Illinois schools by participants, interview and feedback review by trainers, virtual consensus scoring, virtual debrief and professional development planning, and virtual follow-up. Additionally, the FPG Autism Team will provide training on the National Professional Development (NPDC) model. The training will include a series of virtual training sessions with topics including the NPDC model, embedded coaching, goals and goal scaling, selection of evidence-based practices, and evidence-based practices to support independence, social communication needs, academics, and behavior for students with autism.

Award(s)

Funding Agency:  

Guilford County Schools

Funding Period:  

08/01/2021 to 10/30/2021

Award Amount:  

$19,193

Staff

Ann M. Sam, Principal Investigator
Rebecca Dees, Educational Consultant
Evelyn F. Shaw, Educational Consultant
Victoria Waters, Research Specialist