CRITERIA for Autism Consultant Teacher
1.The candidate must hold a valid Michigan teaching certificate showing a special education endorsement in the category in which the teacher consultant approval is requested. The special education endorsement must be in one of the following areas: learning disabilities, emotional impairment, cognitive impairment, visual impairment, hearing impairment, physical and other health impairment and autism.
2. The candidate must provide documentation of an earned master's degree in education or a field of study related to special education.
3. The candidate must have completed a minimum of 3 years of satisfactory teaching experience, not less than 2 years of which shall be in teaching students with a disability in a special education classroom.
- Conduct observations for the purpose of aiding in the diagnosis as well as the development of programs and instructional strategies.
- Coordinate the implementation of goals and outcomes with the IEP team, collaborating with colleagues, for the purpose of assessing and evaluating both strengths and need of students in order to develop and maintain an environment conducive to the effective performance of tasks.
- Develop a therapy intervention for the purpose of supporting the IEP goals objectives/outcomes and providing training and support to the school team to implement plan in appropriate settings.
- Identify student abilities and needs with the IEP team for the purpose of developing long and short
term goals and objectives for behavior, curriculum and instruction.
- Monitor behavioral needs of students for the purpose of developing positive intervention plans, as needed.
- Participate in the determinination, development, implementation, and evaluation of behavioral, instructional and/or curricular management for the purpose of aiding students who are determined eligible for the Autism Spectrum Disorder.
- Prepares and maintains a variety of documents, records, reports, and written materials for the purpose of communicating information to parents and staff, provide written support, develop recommendations and/or convey information and comply with state, federal and administrative requirements.
- Serve as consultant to teacher, both general and special educators, administrator, other related staff, families, community members, at site based programs, department, school and in the community for the purpose of providing a resource of understanding and working with students with Autism Spectrum Disorder.