About Project ACCESS


Who we are:

Project ACCESS was established by the Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education, Division of Special Education (DESE) to enhance the development of professional skills in Missouri's educators serving students with autism.

Staffed with resource specialists in autism, Project ACCESS offers professional development opportunities and two tiers of autism consultation to Missouri's schools. These services are available on a statewide basis. Information regarding all services may be obtained by contacting us or visiting the resources on this sight. To learn more about autism, visit our Autism 101 page.

What we do:

At Project ACCESS, our mission is to educate teachers and provide resources on evidence based practices for students with autism and other developmental delays.

  • Project ACCESS assists Local Education Agency (LEA) personnel serving students with autism and other pervasive developmental disorders (PDD), and those exhibiting behaviors characteristic of the target disorders.
  • Project ACCESS educates and trains school district personnel who serve students with autism and related developmental disabilities.
  • Project ACCESS refers professional consultants to school districts desiring on-site child-specific consultations with programming recommendations.

Keep in touch!

If you need to contact individual staff members, please consult the Project ACCESS online staff directory for individual contact information.

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