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Autism Assessment Project
Assessing the Needs of Children with Autism (ANCA)
In response to requests from local districts, Marcus Autism Center and Georgia Department of Education are continuing collaboration to offer training for selected staff to better meet the needs of children with ASDs in your school. This initiative will help locally nominated educators administer and use data from the ABLLS-R Assessments to guide the development of developmentally appropriate goals based on the individual needs of the learner.
Leading teachers, facilitators and coordinators from eight educational regions will work directly with our consultants. The course material will be delivered via face-to-face instruction, telemedicine (video chat using a secure server) or webinars. Participants will be trained to:
Each Cohort I participant will identify at least one student to work with for the remainder of the sessions. Participants will conduct assessments with this child and develop goals and objectives based on the assessment.
Materials and competency measures for this child will be used throughout the training series, and the competency measures must be met by all participants. Attendance at all training sessions is necessary, as each training session builds on lessons from the previous session.Selection and Registration of ANCA Participants
All Cohort I representatives who teach mild, moderate and low functioning students with autism from each school district with a foundational knowledge of Autism Spectrum Disorders attend these meetings and develop the capability of assisting with training for school systems. Special education directors are encouraged to work closely with project participants who can assist in building local program capacity. This training is open to only those who participated in the ANCA project for the 2010-2011 school year.
The dates and locations for the spring training sessions are posted and registration is currently available. All ANCA training sessions will be from 8:30 – 3:30, except for the Muscogee County meetings which will be from 10:00 – 4:00. For questions or additional information please contact Dr. Alice Murphy at 404-657-9957 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
To register at the location nearest location near you click on ANCA Assessment Project Registration
Prerequisite information will be emailed to all participants prior to Session I.