Colorado Special Education Grants: Program to Help Schools Serve Students with Autism and Behavioral Challenges
We are pleased to offer your school the opportunity to apply for AutismPro’s Colorado “AIM” Grant to help your school Assess – Implement – Measure effective strategies for educating students with autism and related special needs.
About the AIM Grant:
- Five (5) $10,000 Implementation Grants will be awarded to Colorado Public Schools for the 2012-2013 school year.
- Applications must be completed and submitted online by August 31, 2012 (extended from June 30, 2012).
- Click here to apply for AutismPro’s Colorado AIM Grant!
What is AutismPro
For nearly a decade AutismPro, a product of Trumpet Behavioral Health, has been offering web-based professional development, teaching resources and effective strategies to help build capacity, improve competency, and support Special Education and General Education teachers in schools across the U.S. and Canada. AutismPro helps teachers, parents, and professionals that work with children on the autism spectrum and all children with behavior challenges that interfere with learning and teaching.
Watch our short video to learn more about AutismPro.
AutismPro is a convenient web-based, online software program in two products, Insights and Workshops:
- AutismPro Insights provides multiple members of the team (including parents) the platform and ability to collaborate while working with a student to build individual Positive Behavior Support Plans and vital Developmental Skills. It also offers powerful Data Collection and Tracking tools to save time. Beginning with identifying specific behaviors, the online software will compose replacement, proactive, and reactive strategies and activities for school and home application. The plans and reports generated augment IEPs and facilitate communication regarding the student’s progress while accurately and quickly identifying behavior patterns and successful strategies. Insights is a user-friendly tool that the teaching team can use to generate:
- Positive Behavior Support Plans: proactive, reactive, and replacement strategies and activities.
- Mini-Functional Behavior Assessments.
- Skills Acquisition Plans.
- Graphs, charts and progress reports to demonstrate progress over time and facilitate communication and direction for IEP Team meetings.
- AutismPro Workshops is 40 hours of online Professional development that:
- Creates consistency and competency among all staff.
- Supports schools in meeting state compliance and due process requirements.
- Provides 7 courses and 36 workshops can be used to build custom-tailored competency plans for specific staff and positions. New content emphasizes inclusion, evidence-based classroom interventions for the general educator and support staff.
Grant Recipients Will Receive:
- AutismPro Professional Development Workshops for up to 10 staff members of your choosing, and up to 10 parents.
- Access to all seven Courses and 36 Workshops.
- Training for Program Administrators/Special Education Directors and support staff to implement AutismPro’s Professional Development tools and Learning Management System. Training will cover creation and management of staff competency plans.
- AutismPro Insights Case Management Resources and Reporting Tools for up to 10 students.
- Training for Special Education Directors, Special Education Teachers, and Support Staff on how to implement and use AutismPro Insights in the classroom.
Grant Recipient Requirements
Schools receiving AutismPro’s Colorado AIM Grants will be required to:
- Collaborate with AutismPro’s Implementation and Training Teams to help ensure successful roll-out of services.
- Participate in quarterly usage meetings to review progress, trouble shoot issues, and receive additional training.
- Provide quarterly survey responses to assist AutismPro in product development and research.
- Ensure appropriate school staff use the data collection tools to measure student progress over time and for use by the teaching team as needed for the individual reporting periods throughout the school year.