Many Special Educators will work with students with the eligibility of Autism. There are research-based techniques and strategies which have shown to be effective in working with students with this disability.
The SELPA offers a program in which staff can get a certificate of expertise in autism, by attending a required number of training events and submitting verification. There is a version for teachers, specialists and other professionals who wish to be certified, as well as paraeducators and instructional aides.
See the manuals below for information about requirements for each program.
Autism Spectrum Disorders Informational Brochure for Parents
California Department of Insurance Consumer Alert on Autism Treatment
Family Fact Sheet - Sorting through services to help you help your child...Regional Center or Schools