This training is designed for teachers to successfully support students with Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD) in their classrooms. The goal of the Project DATA Model is to provide a school-based program for young children with ASD and related disorders that is effective, meets the needs of its consumers (e.g., families and school personnel), is acceptable to consumers, and is sustainable. Therefore, this training focuses on building capacity of teachers to support preschoolers with ASD in learning to be more independent in school and community settings. School-readiness skills such as attention to teachers and materials, following directions, social skills, and independent use of school materials are a focus of the Project DATA model and are the primary focus of this training.
Designed for teachers to successfully support students with ASD in their classrooms; School-based program for young children with ASD and related disorders that meets the needs of families and school personnel and is sustainable; Builds the capacity of teachers to support preschoolers with ASD; Teaches preschoolers to be more independent in school and community settings and obtain school-readiness skills