Project ACCESS

Project ACCESS, housed at Missouri State University in Springfield, MO, is currently subject to the county's stay-at-home order. Be advised, however, that we continue to remain committed to assisting you in any way possible. You may still send us an email at projectaccess@missouristate.edu and we will respond as soon as possible. Please visit our Resources section for helpful links: Resources

In addition, please consider our free online Autism Helpline to stay connected to Project ACCESS and your colleagues across the state. To join, please visit the following link: Autism Helpline

To stay updated on the Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education (DESE) information regarding COVID-19, please visit the following link: Missouri DESE-Related COVID-19 Information, paying special attention to the section near the bottom of the page titled "Special Education Information and Guidance".  To read the DESE Special Education Compliance COVID-19 Question and Answer Guide, please visit the following link: Special Education Compliance Q & A

To stay updated on Missouri State University's Response to Coronavirus (COVID-19), please visit the following link: MSU's Response to COVID-19

To stay updated on the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) information, please visit the following link: CDC Updates

Project ACCESS offers training, resources, and support services to school district personnel who serve students with autism and related developmental disabilities.

Summer events changes due to COVID-19

As we are all aware, the news on COVID-19 is rapidly evolving. With the declaration of a national state of emergency and, more specifically for Missouri, we are following the precautions set forth by the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), as well as state and local officials.

Everyone’s health and safety are our first concern. To that end, we are cancelling the June 11th Autism Edcamp and the June 12th Summer Conference, featuring Michelle Garcia-Winner of Social Thinking®. 

The free 2020 Summer Educators' Academy WILL be held. All Academy trainings are being reformatted to an online version. All registrants will be contacted with details regarding how to access each training online as the situation evolves.

In the meantime, Project ACCESS staff members are committed to continuing to be available to assist you as much as possible. We hope that we may stay connected to you, so please contact us at projectaccess@missouristate.edu  or 866-481-3841. Also, please consider using our free online Autism Helpline as a portal to remain connected to your colleagues.

Project ACCESS 2020 Summer Educators' Academy

Project ACCESS proudly hosts our 2020 Summer Educators' Academy, a series of free one-day trainings centered around evidence-based practice and designed to increase your capacity to serve students who experience autism and related disabilities.

Project ACCESS offers training, resources, and support services to school district personnel who serve students with autism and related developmental disabilities.

Autism Training

Project ACCESS designs and presents free and low cost autism-specific professional development to pre-K to grade 12 educators at locations throughout Missouri. When possible, we also offer scholarships to our trainings and those provided by third parties.

Autism Support Services

Project ACCESS provides consulting services through a cadre of trained consultants and through onsite autism coaches. We can also connect you to third party private practice service providers.

Autism Resources

Project ACCESS offers fact sheets, an online community of practice, information on evidence-based practices and a blog/social media and other tools useful to educators who have students who are on the autism spectrum or who have a related disability.

About Project ACCESS

Project ACCESS is a collaboration between the Missouri Department of Education and Missouri State University charged with providing training and support to educators who teach students with ASD.

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