The Autism & Low-Incidence Coaching Team (ACT) is a job-embedded professional development program for building the capacity of educators to serve students with autism and low-incidence disabilities. Low-incidence disabilities include: multiple disabilities, hearing impairment, orthopedic impairment, visual impairment, deaf-blindness, deafness, other health impairments (major), and traumatic brain injury.
Services must be requested by a representative of the school district in which the student lives by contacting the Montgomery County Educational Service Center- Regional Center at (937) 236-9965.
ACT services include, but are not limited to:
- Onsite coaching of educational team members (teacher, IS, OT, SLP, counselor, paraprofessionals, special education director, principal, therapist, psychologist, etc.) in evidence based practices for individual students or classrooms.
- Observation and recommendations for individualized sensory, communication, instructional and behavioral support strategies
- Professional development sessions at the MCESC Regional Center and in district
- Participation with our A-LIST network of classrooms for observation of evidence based practices in action
- Facilitate collaboration across educational team members to help support transfer and generalization of evidence based practices across settings
- Access our Lending Library of books, equipment, and visual supports
ACT Speech & Language Pathologist Carol Dittoe
ACT Occupational Therapist Lynn DeMange
ACT Intervention Specialist Allison Officer
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