Partnering with Educators to Develop Certification in Autism Education for Educators

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Partnering with Educators to Develop Certification in Autism Education for Educators

  1. 1. Partnering with Educators to  Develop Certification in Autism  Education for Educators Rhode Island Experience
  2. 2. RI Commission of Educating Children  with Autism • State Legislators • Higher Education/UCED • Parent Groups • Educators – Public and Private • DOE • DOH – CSHCN • DHS – EI • Pediatricians ‐ DBP
  3. 3. Certification in Autism Education • Evening series of courses offered by RI  College/Paul Sherlock Center – reduced tuition • Administrators, Teachers, SPL, Social workers, OTs  with minimum 3 years experience  • DBP partnered in curriculum development – neurobiology, medications, seizures, GI, sleep,  immunizations, CAM (taught by DBP fellows) • Practicum experiences included observing  children with autism to determine level of need  and whether needs are addressed

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