AutismPro at NECC

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During NECC, Kevin Custer, CEO of Virtual Expert Clinics, Inc., shared with a number of attendees and media information about autism in America and the company's flagship product, AutismPro. www.autismpro.com

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AutismPro at NECC

  1. 1. CEO, AutismPro Kevin Custer • Partner, Arc Capital (Investment Group) • 20 Years Leading Education Technology • 6 Start-up Companies – 4 over $10 Million in Rev. (One $40M+) – 2 Public, 2 Acquired • Generated over $100M in Revenue • Sold Products to over 50% of US Schools • 10 Million Students online each week
  2. 2. Regional Center System Cumulative Percent Change in All Disabilities (1994-2002) Data Source: Autism Spectrum Disorder, 2002 Update, DDS
  3. 3. Circuit Requests for Assistance
  4. 4. North Carolina Arizona In 2000, 1,213 or 1.26% of children ages 3-21 In 2000, 2,635 or 1.52% of children ages 3-21 who received special education services in who received special education services in Arizona have autism. In 2007-2008, 5,252 or North Carolina have autism. In 2007-2008, 4.01% of children with disabilities ages 3-21 8,485 or 4.43% of children with disabilities ages who received special education services have 3-21 who received special education services autism. have autism. Table 1-1: IDEA Part B - Children with Autism in Table 1-1: IDEA Part B - Children with Autism in Arizona for 1999-2000 and 2007-2008 (Child Count by Age Group) 1999-2000 2007-2008 Child Count in Child Count in Age 3-5 261 1,022 1999-2000 2007-2008 Age 6-11 1,507 4,037 Age 3-5 94 368 Age 12-17 718 2,994 Age 6-11 731 2,915 Age 18-21 149 432 Age 12-17 316 1,696 Age 6-21 2,374 7,463 Age 18-21 72 1,119 Age 3-21 2,635 8,485 Age 6-21 273 4,884 322% Age 3-21 1,213 5,252 433%
  5. 5. Autism  District Issues  Quantity of children with developmental disorders are increasing, specifically Autism.  Cost of educating a developmentally delayed child continues to climb and is 4x to 10x that of other children. ($40,000 to $80,000/year)  Parents are are being coached on how they can force Districts to provide “quality” education; when placed offsite via a court order can cost over $100,000 a year.  Educator Issues  Less than 2% of Educators are comfortable having a child with Autism in their class.  Frontline Para-Pro’s/Teacher Assistant’s working with a child with Autism turnover every 9 months.  Intervention is no longer a one size fits all answer.
  6. 6. Cost of Autism
  7. 7. Prerequisites for Successful Learning Behavioral Social Learning
  8. 8. Evidence-Based Teaching Methods
  9. 9. The Opportunity  Demystify Autism: Educators, Para-Pro’s, Support Staff and Parents  Resources: Best Evidence-based Practices Database  Case Management: Team Coordination & Progress Tracking  Communication: Special Ed. Team, Teacher and Parent "Coordinating the care of a child with a developmental disorder is like being a general contractor in a home that is never finished."
  10. 10. AutismPro Workshops Information is presented in easy- to-read slideshows Written with user- friendly language Direct links to applying content in a classroom environment through case illustrations, and video examples
  11. 11. AutismPro Resources Access 4 comprehensive databases of resources: 336 curriculum objectives in 8 developmental areas 400 age-independent behaviour support strategies 36 plus age-independent teaching strategies 3500 lesson plans in the Activity database
  12. 12. View and Print Examples from the Teaching Strategies Database
  13. 13. The Results  Student Outcomes:  Educator:  Drop in Disruptive Behavior  +80% Confident Having an  Increase in Social Ability Child with Autism in their  Learning Enabled Earlier Classroom  In Classroom More  Decrease Turnover  Useful IEP Meetings  Parent: Outcomes:  District:  30% Drop in Complaints  25% Capacity Increase within 90 Days  REDUCED Autism Related  Positive Parent Contribution Judgments "There may be no greater challenge facing public schools today than the staggering increase in children diagnosed with autism. Even though the law requires school districts to provide a free "appropriate" education to every student, school budgets are not growing nearly as rapidly as the number of children classified as having special needs.” edutopia 3/19/2008
  14. 14. This is the perfect combination of:  Proven Resources  Funding Sources  District Need… and the opportunity for leaders to make a difference in the life of a child with Autism and their family. For More Information Contact: Kevin Custer, CEO kcuster@Autismpro.com (303) 278-3637 www.AutismPro.com
  15. 15. Autism Resource and Management System  Provide: Resources and Coordination  Educators and Students Receive: Confidence and Continuity of Intervention “The organization of multiple sources of complex information is one of the biggest challenges for intervention teams, educators and parents. Dr. Teresa Bolick Psychologist, Boston
  16. 16. Teaching Strategy Support
  17. 17. Support for Challenging Behaviors Objectives
  18. 18. National Standards

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