The Autism Circuit is a project based at ESC Region 13 and funded by a grant from the Texas Education Agency for the purpose of providing professional development to educators working with students with autism spectrum disorder.
Webinars on Evidence-Based Practices from the Autism Circuit
The Autism Circuit has recorded a series of 28 free 30-45 minute webinars on evidence-based practices (EBPs) as identified by the National Professional Development Center on Autism Spectrum Disorder.
The Autism Circuit team would like to highlight the first five webinars in the series, Reinforcement (including Differential Reinforcement), Prompting, Task Analysis, and Modeling, because they are the EBPs that have been found to be most effective for the most outcomes with the most students. These five strategies are often used along with the other 22 EBPs discussed in the series, and are referenced as core strategies throughout the remainder of the Autism Circuit webinar series. Consider these five EBPs your “gift box” and an important complement to the Autism Circuit Toolkit site.
The Texas Autism Resource Guide for Effective Teaching (TARGET) is a website designed to assist schools in developing practices from initial referral to program development and implementation with a strong emphasis on research-based and peer-reviewed strategies. The National Professional Development Center on Autism Spectrum Disorders (Wong et al., 2014) and the National Autism Center (NAC, 2015) have both published systematic reviews of intervention practices for children and youth on the spectrum. The Texas Autism Resource Guide for Effective Teaching (TARGET) summarizes the work of these organizations and reviews additional literature that was published from January 2013 through July 2015. The site is divided into two sections: evaluations and interventions.
To visit the TARGET: http://www.txautism.net/target
Online Learning Library
In response to a need for autism training, we have created an Online Learning Library complete with online courses, webinars, and a video gallery. Courses range in length from 30 minutes to six hours. Our video gallery contains expert interviews, teacher interviews, parent interviews, and our strategies in action videos. These videos are beneficial for administrators, community members, paraeducators, parents, related-service providers, students, support staff, teachers, and any others interested in autism.
The courses are hosted in ESC Region 13's E-Campus system. There is no fee to take these online trainings, but you must register.
- Account Setup and Course Registration are found at this site: https://ecampus.esc13.net/login.html.
- To find a listing of the courses using the ESC Region 13 catalog, follow these directions: Click the "Browse the Catalog" button. In the Categories box, click on autism. Press the search button.