Training Standards for Paraprofessionals Assigned to Work with a Teacher Who Has Primary Oversight of Students with Autism Spectrum Disorders

Description:

In January 2013, the Virginia Board of Education passed the training standards related to this bill. The document, entitled Training Standards for Paraprofessionals Assigned to Work with a Teacher Who Has Primary Oversight of Students with Autism Spectrum Disorders (PDF) is now available. These training standards were developed in collaboration with VCU-ACE and feedback was obtained from stakeholders throughout the Commonwealth. Because behavior management is complex, competencies to be demonstrated include those beyond basic fundamentals of behavior, and include principles and strategies to reduce interfering behavior, build positive skills, enhance communication, and deliver individualized instruction.

School divisions may meet these standards through a variety of training methods, including school division developed training. VCU-ACE provides training which meets these standards through an online course and in limited live training opportunities.

Tag(s): Autism Spectrum Disorder Behavior Curriculum/Instructional Methods Disability Characteristics Elementary Evidence-Based Practice High School Instructional Strategies Middle School Paraprofessional Professional Development Professional Resources