Advocates and program/policy leaders who want to improve outcomes for people on the spectrum face difficult questions. How do you develop new programs of services or training that draw from the latest evidence-based practices? How do you ensure that these reach everyone regardless of income or background? How do you engage advocates instead of creating adversaries? How do you bridge differences between health, education, and other sectors? How do you coordinate new initiatives with policy changes at the state or national level?
My professional career has focused on designing and delivering programs that demonstrate how answer these kinds of questions. I founded ASD Roadmap to offer more flexible solutions to these kinds of challenges, faced every day by service organizations, universities, state agencies, and other entities seeking to transform their services, training, and policies.
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Re-Structuring a Flagship Preschool Program
I integrated my recommendations into a plan to comprehensively restructure an ASD preschool program for an urban school district, and then guided its implementation.
A comprehensive approach to program development draws upon evidence based practices, bridges different sectors and disciplines, engages advocates, and tailors the focus and type of support.
Model On-Line Graduate ASD Seminar
I developed a graduate seminar introducing ASD to special education teachers, using a hybrid/on line format as a model for the department.
Service models reach everyone on the spectrum while responding to their unique needs, seeking to coordinate care across agencies, and triages the need for particularly specialized or expensive services.
Delaware Legislative Initiatives
I helped a coalition of agencies develop a successful proposal for legislation for a new statewide training network and an interagency ASD coordinating committee.
Training programs are designed to reach everyone affected by ASD, convey the ways that ASD is uniquely challenging, emphasize evidence-based practices, and build on model programs.
I have consulted with various agencies, committees, and programs responsible for planning and delivery of ASD services at the state and the national level.
Leadership training and support helps to plan for program growth and expansion, align programs with current practice and policy, effectively engage advocates, and build collaborative networks.