Archived Webcast: Using the Autism Program Environment Rating Scale in VCU-ACE Model Classrooms (Carol Schall)
VCU-ACE has been providing embedded technical assistance in 12 school divisions to assist them in improving their programming for students with ASD. In this project, the Technical Assistance division of VCU-ACE used the Autism Program Environment Rating Scale (APERS) as a measure of program quality and a standard for classrooms to model. In this webcast, we present the APERS pre- and post-test data to demonstrate the change that occurred in classrooms as a result of its use. In addition, we will discuss the APERS tool and how it can be useful to other divisions wishing to use it as a standard program evaluation tool. Finally we will discuss how some school divisions have used the APERS to increase teacher skill in the classroom.