Aubyn Stahmer, professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences and director of community-based treatment research at the MIND Institute, is the study's principal investigator. Jessica Suhrheinrich, of San Diego State University, will serve as co-principal investigator. The California Autism Professional Training and Information Network (CAPTAIN), a multi-agency network developed to support the use of evidence-based practices for people affected by ASDs in California, is the community leader guiding the project. Patricia Schetter of the MIND Institute's Center for Excellence in Developmental Disabilities and project coordinator for the statewide CAPTAIN, will manage the project. "We know that evidence-based practices are important to address a range of complications of autism spectrum disorders, but these interventions are not consistently or effectively used," Stahmer said. "And while special education programs are required to use evidence-based practices to address students' education goals, there are few implementation methods available to help them meet this requirement. This project has implications for improving care for students with ASDs and for developing a system to scale up effective interventions in schools more generally." In collaboration with CAPTAIN, researchers will use focus groups, surveys and social network interviews to measure the culture, climate, leadership, communication and readiness of educators to implement evidence-based practices in their schools and districts. Their goal is to create a framework for the development of a statewide system to improve implementation of these practices for students with autism spectrum disorders. Pet Care | Real Estate | Restaurants | Tech | View All | * Add/Upgrade Business Roseville Fourth of July Gas Prices 2017 Roseville, CA- Lower gas prices in Roseville heading into the Fourth of July are one reason to celebrate the holiday travel season 2017 Honda CR-V is better than ever Roseville, CA - Completely redesigned this year, the 2017 Honda CR-V is slightly taller, wider and longer. Portion of PFE Road to Close for Improvements Roseville, Calif. -- As part of the Riolo Vineyards Mariposa project, PFE Road west of Roseville will be closed between Watt Avenue and Walerga Road beginning Wednesday, July 5 Roseville City Council Approves $507 Million Budget The Roseville City Council approved the city's $507 million operating budget for Fiscal Year 2017-2018.
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