To visit the TARGET: http://www.txautism.net/target
Autism Spectrum Disorders
The Autism Spectrum Disorders Program serves families, districts, and the community, working with students with Autism Spectrum Disorders in a variety of school settings.
Training and Staff Development in evidence-based practices are designed to address a wide range of student, parent, and district needs which include, but are not limited to: behavior skills, social skills, communication skills, curriculum development, instructional methodologies, current research, and sensory issues. Our goal is to embark on a journey of learning to listen to behavior through the lens of communication that can in turn enhance the individual plans we create for our students.
On-site Technical Assistance is available to help districts implement programs using best practices in Structured Teaching, visual strategies for behavior and communication, physical structure, and other teaching methodologies designed for students with ASD.
The Autism Conference strives to bring our El Paso community together by highlighting local professionals, students, and parents presenting in many areas of ASD. Our conference is a much-needed resource that brings over 600 participants working to support the present and future of our students and their families!
Degrees and Certifications:
Ms. Claudia Perez, M.Ed.
Claudia V. Pérez, M.Ed.
Project Manager- Autism Spectrum Disorders TSLAT/ Texas Complex Access Network
Degrees and Certifications:
Special Education Secretary
Texas Statewide Leadership in Autism TSLAT
Through the network of 20 regional Education Service Centers (ESCs) around the state and in conjunction with the Texas Education Agency (TEA), the Texas Statewide Leadership for Autism Training (TSLAT) provides a mechanism to access training, technical assistance, support, and resources for educators who serve students with autism.
We are a part of TEA's Texas Statewide Leadership Functions and Projects and are housed at Education Service Center Region 13.
TARGET Texas Autism Resource Guide for Effective Teaching
The Texas Autism Resource Guide for Effective Teaching (TARGET) is a website designed to assist schools in developing practices from initial referral to program development and implementation with a strong emphasis on research-based and peer-reviewed strategies. The site is divided into two sections: evaluations and interventions.
Teachers Tool Box!
For every tool you will find:
- An explanation of how and when to use it
- Printable templates and resources
- Links to opportunities to further your knowledge on the evidence-base for that strategy
Tools are sorted into four categories: Behavior, Communication, Social, and Classroom Organization. The toolkit is also searchable by skill, setting, behavior, or tool name.
Learning Library and On-Line Courses
In response to a need for autism training, we have created the online courses detailed below.
These courses are hosted in ESC Region 13's E-Campus system. There is no fee to take these online courses, but you must register.
- Account Setup and Course Registration are found at this site: https://ci.esc13.net/login.html.
- VIEW ONLINE COURSES