Marcus Autism Center offers an in-home training service for families of children with autism and related disorders. Behavior parenting specialists will help families address the behavioral needs of their children and teach strategies to improve social and self-help skills. Learn more about how the Community Autism Program works and who is eligible.
The vision of the Educational Outreach Program (EOP) at the Marcus Autism Center is to bridge contemporary research in the neuroscience of social emotional engagement with practical applications in the classroom. Our focus is on creating a positive learning climate where social emotional learning competencies are embedded within a universal design for learning framework.
We educate and inspire entire school communities by building sustainable change within community-based educational systems.
Training is provided to district and school personnel so that sustainable leadership and coaching teams are developed. These teams will ultimately deliver trainings and serve as mentors for school-based personnel and families.
These mechanisms enable a school system to develop internal capacity for serving children with autism and other developmental disabilities, while at the same time reducing the cost of longer-term reliance on external expertise. As the content of our trainings is based upon research in the neurodevelopment of social competence in children with and without vulnerabilities, accommodations can also be integrated into universal designs for learning that benefit the entire student population.
Contact Emily Rubin, M.S., C.C.C.-S.L.P., Director of the Educational Outreach Program, for more information.
The Marcus Autism Center School Consultation program provides consultation, direct assistance and training for school systems to better serve children with behavior disorders, especially those diagnosed with autism and related disorders. School consultants provide a variety of behavioral analysis services within the school setting aimed at both increasing students’ appropriate skills and decreasing problem behaviors.
In addition to consultation services, direct assessments, treatments for problem behaviors and other educational needs, school consultants also provide training to school staff members about many educational and behavioral topics. This training will increase the capacity of the school staff to improve services for children with disabilities.
Consultation services are not directly provided to a student, but these services are provided to teachers and other school staff to help guide their classroom services. Consultation includes:
By consulting with school officials, our staff helps teachers and administrators design intervention strategies for students that take each school’s resources into account, developing case-specific solutions to complex problems that can be further applied to other students.
These services are provided in school systems with a consultant directly working with the student. These services involve behavioral and academic assessment techniques, treatment analyses and the implementation of academic and behavioral interventions.
Direct services include:
By working with school professionals, our staff can tailor intervention strategies to meet a child’s needs, a teacher’s resources and a family’s goals by offering training that teachers, administrators and parents feel confident implementing.
Training topics vary depending on the specific needs. Training typically centers on the following topics, but can include implementation instructions for a variety of behavioral and educational topics either for individuals or for all children.
These training services are useful for children with autism and related disorders, but they also can be broadly applied to more effectively manage the behavioral or developmental issues among other students.
Email Dana Zavatkay, Ph.D., B.C.B.A.-D., N.C.S.P., Program Manager for the School Consultation program, or call 404-785-9446 for more information.
Kids are kids—even when they have autism. This is something that Katherine Carter and her family knows firsthand. In addition to juggling work, housekeeping and raising two teenagers, Katherine and her husband are raising Charlie, an active 9-year-old diagnosed with autism.
Marcus Autism Center is a subsidiary of Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta.
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