Autism Spectrum Disorder Resource (ASD)

Duties and Responsibilities of Autism Consultants:
Autism Consultants are responsible for assisting special education teachers in the evaluation, identification and program planning for students withAutism. This would include staff trainings, consultation and collaboration with parents, administrators, teachers, related service providers and paraprofessionals. In addition we develop, implement, and monitor educational programming to help support direct and indirect services to students birth to 21 years of age.

Additional duties and supports include:

  • Paraprofessional trainings
  • Crisis Prevention Intervention (CPI) trainings
  • Student Observations
  • Direct and Indirect consultation with general and special education teachers and staff, programming design
  • Implementing research based positive supports and strategies
  • Data Collection
  • Collaboration and coordination between service providers and outside agencies
  • Creating and implementing Functional Behavior Assessments (FBA's and Positive Behavior Support Plans (PBSP's)
  • Participation in initial and re-evaluations and Individual Education Plans (IEP's)
  • Active members of the Region 5/7 Autism Task Force Community of practice

Resources for Educators

Autism Internet Modules

National Professional Development Center

Autism Speaks

Autism Society of Minnesota

MDE ASD Resource Page

Star Autism Support

Assistive Technology Newsletter

12-4-16 Region newsletter.pdf

Resources for Parents

Autism Society of Minnesota

MDE ASD Resource Page



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