Autism Outreach Project
The Autism Outreach Project (AOP) is a State Needs Project through the Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction, in collaboration with the Early Support for Infants and Toddlers program in the Department of Early Learning and NWESD.
Our mission is to provide information, education, and assistance focused on building the capacity of schools, families, and agencies to ensure that children and students with autism spectrum disorders, birth through 21, are appropriately served throughout the state of Washington.
The AOP does not endorse any single method or intervention, but strives to provide information on a variety of evidence-based practices to meet the specific needs of individuals with autism spectrum disorders.
We provide the following services to Washington State schools, families, and agencies:
Educational intervention, early intervention/screening, current research, school/home collaboration
Support groups, associations and agencies, autism consultants, diagnostic centers
Local, regional, and statewide workshops, Combined Summer Institute, video conference training
Information on autism conferences and special presentations statewide.
Reference materials on autism spectrum disorders available for loan, including books, videos, and DVDs.
Information collected annually to identify and meet the informational needs of Washington State school districts and families.
Individual consultation to schools and families, referral and coordination with autism specialists, and collaboration with agencies supporting children with autism spectrum disorders.
Comprehensive resource for information on autism.
If you need additional assistance please contact one of the NWESD staff members below for more information.