- About the Center
- Evidence-Based Practices
- Early Identification of ASD Module
- Manual of Procedures (MOP)
- Additional Resources
- News and Events
- Working With States
- MOP Phase V
The National Professional Development Center on Autism Spectrum Disorders (NPDC) is committed to the use of coaching to meet the Center goals to provide state partners with sustainable, outcome-based professional development and technical assistance that optimize existing resources for effective delivery of services to learners with autism spectrum disorder (ASD). This includes applications in school and early intervention settings.
To provide support and technical assistance to teams related to increasing fidelity of implementation of EBP, overall program improvement, and improved student outcomes
The coach on each team meets with team at least one time per month.
Coaching activities include a pre-observation conference, observation, and post-observation conference
Time spent with team recorded on contact log
NPDC staff members support coaches through monthly phone calls.
To provide support to coaches as they support teams, problem solve around challenges, keep coach on-track re: data collection timelines, etc.
One time per month via phone call
Typically, mid-way through the first year, NPDC staff members make an on-site visit to model site teams.
To foster relationships between NPDC and model site teams
To check in with team on progress at mid-year to provide coaching and training
NPDC staff visits each site for approximately one day.
Teams allowed to guide agenda and determine what would be useful (e.g., observations, facilitated meetings/discussions with team members, presentations to administrators, etc.)