Autism Support Services
Due to the increasing numbers of students being diagnosed within autism spectrum disorders, school districts are continually facing the challenges of how to best serve these students within the least restrictive environment. In order to assist districts with these responsibilities, the lead support teacher for autism and the IU Autism training and consultation staff are available for district support.
Autism Support staff are available to work with all districts in IU1. Roles and responsibilities include providing consultative and training services to teachers, paraprofessionals, administrators, and parents. Additionally, staff attend IEP team meetings; provide materials preparation; facilitate the use of environmental strategies, communication strategies, assistive technology; and conducts disability specific trainings, all with the goal of ensuring that best practices in the field of autism are utilized when providing services to these students.
- Request for Technical Assistance/Professional Development: .pdf / .doc
- Referral for Autism Support Services (Mary Ann Rocco): .pdf / .doc
- K.A.R.E. Resource Guide
Director of Special Education
724-938-3241 ext. 273
Training and Consultation Staff
Autism/Early Intervention Support
724-938-2873 ext. 25
Autism and Low Incidence, Assistive Technology
724-938-7396 ext. 716