Project ACCESS provides consultation services directly to schools. This is typically in the form of a child-specific Missouri Autism Consultant (MAC) consultation. MACs are special Project ACCESS trained consultants with broad and deep knowledge of educational programming for students with autism. There is a nominal fee for MAC visits. We can offer these services in-person or through video-conferencing software.
Project ACCESS facilitates connections between districts and third party providers of Applied Behavior Analysis and therapy for districts who have students that need this service, although we do not directly provide this type of consultation.
If you or your district needs to explore any of these four types of consultation services in more detail, there is a TAB for each offering more information and links to maps, search pages, and provider listings near the top of this page. Simply click or tap a tab name (MAC or ABA) to get more information. Once you have determined that you would like more information about a consultation, please click or tap the button at the bottom of this page to request consultation information. After we receive your request, our office will contact you within three business days.
If you need a child-specific consultation, then Project ACCESS can arrange an onsite visit from one of our trained Missouri Autism Consultants (MACs). We have a cadre of such individuals across the state of Missouri. Like our autism team coaches, these individuals are highly trained and have extensive experience with autism in educational settings. MACs are trained by Project ACCESS in the philosophy of viewing the whole child within his or her environment, and to structure educational programming in a collaborative manner to fit both the child and the school district. There is a fee for MAC visits, but Project ACCESS will work with your district so that cost is not prohibitive for a MAC visit. More information about MACs can be found on the Missouri Autism Consultants web page, including a Map of Missouri Autism Consultants' locations.. To request more information about a child-specific consultation, please click the button below to submit your contact information.
A Project ACCESS Autism Resource Specialist will contact you to answer your questions or arrange a visit.
Project ACCESS Autism Credential (PAAC) is a program designed for educators that work directly with students and are responsible for their programming. By the time they have earned the designation, PAACs will have completed a rigorous schedule of training in evidence-based interventions, documented mastery of knowledge and skills through presentation of portfolio artifacts aligned to competencies, and experienced in-classroom coaching by experts in the field. Individuals who are not teachers but who would like to participate in the education component (no coaching will be provided) will earn the Project ACCESS Autism Team Support (PAATS) designation. More information about the PAAC/PAATS program is available on our Project ACCESS Autism Credential page, our PAAC FAQs page, and our PAAC/PAATS Facts page. If your school district is interested in applying to become a PAAC/PAATS-participating district, please complete the PAAC Application Form or PAATS Application Form.
Project ACCESS does not provide ABA consultation or services, but we can facilitate a connection between you and someone who can provide these services in your area. For more information, please visit our ABA information page. To view our map to locate ABA consultants in your region and obtain available contact information, please visit the following link: Third Party Consultants Map and Directory (ABA). MO-FEAT publishes a Statewide Autism Resource Directory that includes options forABA providers. In addition, this directory contains a multitude of other helpful resources. If you need more information, please click the button below to fill out the contact information form. Once received, a Project ACCESS staff member will contact you to provide more information.