Autism Outreach Project

Autism Outreach ProjectThe 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, training, and technical assistance to schools, families, and agencies with educational supports for individuals from birth to age 21 with autism spectrum disorder.    

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.

We provide the following services to Washington State schools, families, and agencies:

  • Information
    Educational intervention, early intervention/screening, current research, school/home collaboration
  • Referral
    Support groups, associations and agencies, autism consultants, diagnostic centers
  • Training
    Local, regional, and statewide workshops, Combined Summer Institute, video conference training
  • Special Events
    Information on autism conferences and special presentations statewide.
  • Lending Library
    Reference materials available for loan, including books, videos, and DVDs.
  • Needs Assessment
    Information collected annually to identify and meet the informational needs of Washington State school districts and families.
  • Technical Assistancechild with blocks
    Individual consultation to schools and families, referral and coordination with autism specialists, and collaboration with agencies supporting children with autism spectrum disorder.
  • Autism Links
    Comprehensive resource for information on autism.

Contact us toll-free at 1-888-704-9633 or email to autism@nwesd.org.

Department of Early Learning

OSPI

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