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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

Accepting CAMP Applicants

Are you interested in being a member of the next Colorado Autism Mentoring Program (CAMP)?  We are currently accepting applications for the 2019-21 school years (2 year commitment).

District professionals who have shown a commitment to learning and applying evidence-based strategies to students with autism are encouraged to apply. Those accepted will help to create capacity within districts to coach/mentor individuals working with students with autism. Read the attached document for additional information.

Learn more about CAMP.

Click here for the online application!

Deadline: May 24, 2019

Questions? Contact Brooke Carson (Carson_B@cde.state.co.us); 303.866.6691

 

Colorado Autism Conference 2019 - Partnering for Potential 

Date(s):  June 4-6, 2019

Co-sponsored by Colorado Department of Education and Colorado State University

We are pleased to announce the first statewide conference focused on strengthening educational practices in the Rocky Mountain region for students with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) and related conditions.  This conference will share strategies on relevant, evidence-based presentations and discussions for family members, educators and others interested in this field.

Click here to learn more!

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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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