For Professionals

Training & Support

Since 1996, Education Spectrum has offered assistance and training for parents, teachers and para-professionals to support students with autism as well as a variety of other challenges that result in social, educational and behavioral disorders. Training services include a variety of models including 1.5 hours, 3 hours and full day trainings on the topics listed below:

  • Overview of Autism Spectrum Disorders (Updated for new DSM Criteria

  • Social Skills Development and Intervention 

  • Diversity Training (for students)

  • Positive Behavior Support, Intervention and Classroom Management

  • Writing Behavior Intervention Plans

  • Support Strategies for Successful Intervention

  • Effective Team Collaboration

  • Understanding and supporting Execution Function Challenges

  • Supporting At-Risk Students

  • Roles and Responsibilities of IEP teams; including para-professionals

Training Services can also take place in the classroom. This involves observations modeling and feedback, to help staff working with students to receive real time input regarding utilizaton of the most appropriate strategies and supports. This is specific to an individual student in their unique environments or can be done to support teachers with overall classroom management and structure. These services can be utilized after the completion of a specific student assessment to help with implementation of reccommendations as well as to provide general support at the first sign of difficulty or need.

District and Private School Based Consultation Services 


Student Support Consultation

When providing services to school districts or private schools, Education Spectrum consultants visit classrooms where individuals/staff need support. In these cases, observations are conducted and the consultant collaborates with the individual's team to develop programming strategies for defined areas of need. This can include social, educational, or behavioral support. These consultation services can be individualized to a student or generalized to a classroom. The length and duration of consultation is a decision for an IEP team, based on a recommendation by our consultants. There are also occasions when classroom consultation can be utilized as follow up to attendees from an Education Spectrum training session.

Program Development

The staff at Education Spectrum has both experience and expertise in developing programs specifically for students with all levels of autism. When requested, consultants are available to work with team interested in developing cutting edge and effective programs for individuals with autism spectrum or other disorders. This can include:

  • Curriculum Development

  • Program Design

  • Classroom management systems

  • Integration of DIS services

  • Instructional methods

  • Environmental design

  • Social Skills programming

  • Staff tracking

School Based Assessments

Education Spectrum conducts Functional Behavior Assessments as requested by a contracted school district.

School Assemblies

Education Spectrum is available to lead school assemblies in the area of disability awareness. The focus of these presentations is to educate students about their peers and how they can be role models and friends. Assemblies can also teach specifically about autism.