Ensuring Autism Teacher Success 

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IMPACT, our system for assessing teacher and school-based staff performance, has specific performance assessments for autism teachers. These assessments will help ensure that all autism teachers are providing the highest quality services for students with autism and related disorders. 

To make sure our autism teachers and paraprofessionals are ready for IMPACT, they will receive training in Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) during DCPS professional development days, as well as on their specific sections of the IMPACT assessments (Autism Teaching Standards and Applied Behavior Analysis for Autism Classrooms) during pre-service professional development days.

Throughout the year, autism teachers and paraprofessionals will receive ongoing support from ABA coordinators to ensure consistency in applying ABA in the classroom.

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