Autism Coordinator Job Description & Honors and Memberships

Alvarado ISD

Job Description for Autism Coordinator Special Education

  1. In-Home/Parent Training   
  • Hire, coordinate, train in-home/parent trainers
  • Facilitate In-Home Training monthly meetings
  • Assess eligibility for in-home/parent training services
  • Write the In-home training eligibility report
  • Enter goals and objectives for eligible students into eSped)
  • Progress monitoring of goals and objectives for in-home training students
  • Update progress reports in eSped every 6 weeks
  • Update MSB/SHARS for all in-home training students

2.  Social Skills

  • Assess eligibility for social skills group
  • Write the Social Skills eligibility report
  • Enter goals and objectives for eligible students into eSped)
  • Conduct social skills groups on campuses
  • Progress monitoring of goals and objectives for social group students
  • Update progress reports in eSped every 6 weeks
  • Update MSB/SHARS for social group students

3.  Parent Autism Advisory Committee

  • District Liaison for committee and attend monthly committee meetings
  • Send out School Messenger emails notices for parent meetings and events
  • Arrange and set up for meetings on selected campuses for evening district-wide autism parent meetings

 4.  Instructional Management

  • Teacher and student consultation for behavior, academic and social issues in the general education classroom
  • Participation in the ARD committee to assist in the development of the IEP
  • Conduct direct observations of the students in general education classrooms and develop/update the Bi-weekly Autism Consultation Form with interventions and strategies

    5.  Learner-Centered Instruction

  • Counsel parents and team members to review student progress and regression
  • Attend ARD’s to provide interventions and strategies to both parents and staff
  • Attend and present training to district personnel and parents regarding services to students with autism

  6.  Summer Enrichment

  • Plan and coordinate Summer Enrichment activities for both elementary and secondary students with autism.
  • Coordinate Summer Enrichment in-home/parent training with in-home trainers and parents.
  • Conduct and/or assist with Summer Enrichment activities for both elementary and secondary Summer Enrichment Programs.

Honors and Memberships

  • Co-authored an article with Randy Sprick, Ph.D., William R. Jenson, Ph.D., Keith C. Radley, Ph.D. for the winter 2013 edition of the Autism Spectrum Quarterly.

 

  • Co-authored two articles with Randy Sprick, Ph.D. of safeandcivilschools.com & CHAMPS for the Autism Spectrum Quarterly’s (ASQ) fall and summer editions for 2012.

 

  • Presented at the Texas Positive Behavior Support Conference – June 2013

 

  • Presented at the Texas Transition Conference – February 2013

 

  • Co-presenter of “Autism and Bullying” at the Texas Statewide Autism Conference – October 2013

 

  • PBIS Team Member & Official CHAMPS Trainer – Provided training to districts and campuses for Positive Behavior Supports including CHAMPS.

 

  • Crisis Prevention Institute (CPI) Senior Instructor & Team Lead – I am a certified Nonviolent Physical Crisis Intervention Trainer.  I am also a certified Autism Spectrum Disorders: Applications of Nonviolent Crisis Intervention Trainer.

 

  • Implemented and was district liaison for Alvarado ISD’s Parent2Parent Autism Advisory Committee. Responsibilities included securing facilities, producing mail-out flyer, sending notices to parents through email database, securing presenter or personally preparing training presentation as knowledge of topic allowed and arranging provision of child-care for each session.

 

  • Served as Mentor to Region 18 ATC Program for 2008-2009 school year.

 

  • Presented at ESC Region 18 in 2007 for their Low-Incidence Population Summer Conference.

 

  • Co-Coordinator with Becky Bilyeu, (Region 18 Consultant for Low Incidence Populations) and ECISD district representative for Camp Structure, Region 18 Regional TEACCH Training held in ECISD on July 31st-August 3rd, 2006.

 

  • Level 2 TEACCH Training, Southern California, Division TEACCH –  Spring 2003

 

  • ESC Region X Autism Intervention Specialist Academy Intern – 1998 – 2000

 

  • TEACCH Training Level I, The University of North Carolina,  Division TEACCH – July 24-29, 2000

 

  • Served on Multi-Disciplinary Autism Assessment Team as ECISD Autism Specialist.  Responsibilities included the screening of potential students with autism, providing support and training to campuses and classroom personnel on how to work with children with autism in self-contained settings and providing campus training through faculty meetings on how to educate students with autism in general education inclusive settings.

 

  • Planned and coordinated six Parent Trainings per school year for ECISD.  Responsibilities included securing facilities, producing mail-out flyer, sending notices to parents through email database, securing presenter or personally preparing training presentation as knowledge of topic allowed and arranging provision of child-care for each session.
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