Autism Program Environment Rating Scale (APERS) Critique

Autism Program Consultation using the APERS

What is it?

Are you seeking to start or enhance your school's autism programs? Project ACCESS has pioneered a dynamic coaching model tailored to elevate autism education within your district. Using the research-based Autism Program Environment Rating Scale (APERS), our specialized BCBA/Autism Resource Specialists conduct thorough classroom observations, providing invaluable insights into current practices.

Upon assessment completion, Project ACCESS collaborates with your team to devise a strategic professional development plan tailored to your school's unique needs. Our ongoing support doesn't stop at planning—we're with you every step of the way. We offer virtual check-ins with your admin team and fidelity checklists, we're here to address any questions, troubleshoot challenges, and ensure seamless implementation of new strategies.

Disclaimer: These services will be on a first come first serve basis with potential for a wait list if the number of requests exceed staff abilities.

How much does it cost?

Project ACCESS is offering this service for free! We are funded through DESE to provide training and resources for Missouri's public schools. As our funds run out, we may ask for reimbursement for cost recovery for our travel expenses. 

What does it look like?

The Autism Program Consultation consists 1-2 in-person observations, montly 1:1 zoom coaching with your admin team, a personalized PD plan for teachers and paras, and admin/classroom resources. Once you have assembled your team, you will be assigned an Autism Resource Specialist to walk you through the process. The coaching zoom meetings typically last 1 hour and are scheduled on a consistent monthly basis. 

APERs proccess

How do I register for this service?

You can begin this process by filling out the following consultation form and a Project ACCESS staff member will be in contact with you.