Project ACCESS Autism Credential

Project ACCESS Autism Credential (PAACs) participants are educators that work directly with students and are responsible for their programming.  In addition, for individuals that are not classroom teachers, we are providing the designation of Project ACCESS Autism Team Support (PAATS). These are new designations by Project ACCESS and training will begin in the fall of 2018.  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.  For PAATS, the training is the same but there will not be a coaching component. More information about these programs is available on our PAAC/PAATS Frequently Asked Questions page. If you or your school is interested in the PAAC/PAATS professional development program, please fill out the PAAC/PAATS application form.

Join us for the second annual Project ACCESS Summer Conference on June 19, 2019 ~ featuring Dr. Scott Bellini!

The Project ACCESS Summer Conference will be held on Wednesday, June 19th, at the Fox C-6 Service Center (Roy Wilde Conference Center), 849 Jeffco Boulevard, Arnold, MO. 

We are proud to host our featured presenter Dr. Scott Bellini of Building Social Relationships for this full day conference! He will be speaking on Building Social Relationships through Evidence-Based Social Skills Programming for Youth with Autism Spectrum Disorder.  As his website states: 
Dr. Bellini is a Licensed Psychologist and a faculty member with the Indiana University School Psychology Program. He is a prominent and highly impactful researcher in education and school psychology and the Director of the Social Skills Research Clinic, a university based clinic that specializes in developing and empirically validating social skills programming for youth on the autism spectrum. Dr. Bellini was identified by Grapin, Kranzler, and Daley (2013) as one of the Top 25 most cited school psychology faculty in the country. Dr. Bellini is also the author of the award winning book, Building Social Relationships, which has been honored as the Literary Work of the Year by the Autism Society of America and the winner of the National Indie Excellence Award in Education.

Register today and mark your calendars to join us and other educators, administrators, family members and other providers of care and assistance for individuals who experience Autism Spectrum Disorder: Project ACCESS Summer Conference 2019 registration

**Make it a 2-day educational experience and register for the Project ACCESS Autism Edcamp - Summer 2019, which will be held the day prior on Tuesday, June 18th, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the same location as the Summer Conference! Find out more information and get registration information at the following link: Autism Edcamp - Summer 2019