Wednesday, August 24, 2016

About the Autism/Low Incidence Coaching Team (ACT)

The ACT Program is a job-embedded professional development program for building the capacity of educators to serve students with autism and low incidence disabilities.
ACT services include, but are not limited to:
  • Individual, class-wide, or building-wide coaching of school district personnel in evidence based practices for autism and low incidence disabilities.
  • Observation and recommendations for individualized sensory, communication, instructional and behavioral support strategies.
  • Onsite coaching of school personnel in evidence based practices.
  • Virtual “bug-in-ear” remote coaching.
  • Book Studies.
  • Community of Practice sessions.
  • Participation with our A-LIST network of classrooms for observation of evidence based practices.
  • Support from TAG teams to help support transfer and generalization of evidence based practices across settings.

ACT Staff:
Mary Fryman, Secretary
Lisa Combs, MA, Special Education, Team Coordinator
Allison Officer, M.S.Ed, Intervention Specialist
Susan Aebker, DHS, OTR/L, Occupational Therapist
Lynn DeMange, OTR/L, Occupational Therapist
Carol Dittoe, CCC/SLP, Speech and Language Pathologist

Referrals:
Services must be requested by a district representative of the school district in which the student lives by contacting the Regional Center at (937) 236-9965.

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