Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) Support Team

In order to assure continued capacity development in addressing the disability related school learning needs of students with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) in the least restrictive setting, Clinton County Regional Educational Service Agency (CCRESA) provides on-going training and outreach support to ASD building coaches using the Statewide Autism Resources and Training (START) Project model as a basis for service delivery. This team is comprised of ASD Support Team Consultants and an ASD Support Team Assistant. The ASD Support Team also increases learning and study of ASD support through additional CCRESA collaborative efforts with ASD Building Coaches. Each school within Clinton County has an ASD Building Coach who attends regularly scheduled training on content, facilitation, coaching, leadership, and teaming, and then provides this knowledge on autism to staff in their resident district building.

When special local assistance is requested to address more challenging service problems, the ASD Support Team further supports the local coach with in-depth, brief, on-site consultation and staff training. In this role, the ASD Support Team offers substantial assistance in a number of ways. They assist more productively defining essential problems, collecting and analyzing data for better decision making, and initial installation of relevant universal supports. Training is provided, as needed, to assist competent delivery of evidence-based interventions that more successfully address locally identified areas of critical importance to local staff service delivery.

A comprehensive website surrounding autism treatment, including research summaries for a full array of treatments.
A group created by kids and young adults with disabilities speaking out and advocating for themselves and others with disabilities.
For those who want to learn more about autism, browse the latest books, magazine articles, educational manuals, software, and much more.- Autism Speaks
A site that offers visual communication cards, teacher toolboxes, tips on how to adapt a classroom for students with special needs, behavior management plans, and more
A tool kit to assist families in obtaining the critical information they need in the first 100 days following an autism diagnosis. Created by Autism Speaks.
In 2012, the Michigan Autism Council was announced by Governor Rick Snyder, and the Michigan Department of Community Health.
The Michigan Autism Program Website is the home to the Autism Insurance Legislation information as well as Medicaid and MiChild Autism Benefit information.
Autism Speaks is the world's leading autism science and advocacy organization, dedicated to funding research into the causes, prevention, treatments and a cure for autism; increasing awareness of autism spectrum disorders.
The National Autism Association is a parent-run 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization. Founded in 2003, NAA is a parent-run advocacy organization and the leading voice on urgent issues related to severe autism, autism safety, autism abuse and crisis.
The National Autism Center is May Institute’s Center for the Promotion of Evidence-based Practice. It is a nonprofit organization dedicated to disseminating evidence-based information about the treatment of autism spectrum disorder (ASD).
The Autism Center at OCALI serves as a clearinghouse for information on research, resources, and trends to address the autism challenge. The center offers training, technical assistance and consultation build capacity.
The Statewide Autism Resources and Training (START) Project is funded by the Michigan Department of Education, Office of Special Education to provide evidence-based training, to educators in Michigan that serve students with autism.
National Professional Development Center on Autism Spectrum Disorder (NPDC) has worked to develop free professional resources for teachers, therapists, and technical assistance providers who work with individuals with ASD.

Members of evaluation teams may access the ASD evaluation team folder by clicking the link below.

Clinton County ASD Evaluation Teams Folder

Clinton County ASD Building Coaches may access the ASD Building Coaches Folder by clicking the link below. 

Clinton County ASD Building Coaches Folder