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New York City – Department of Education for Autism

The purpose of the District 75 Office of Autism, Autistic Spectrum Disorders (ASD) & Pervasive Developmental Disabilities (PDD) is to:

  • coordinate and unify professional development activities;
  • serve as a resource to D75 programs for students with Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD);
  • support instructional programs of students with ASD via the provision of on-site coaching supports, with the areas of focus including:
    • assessment,
    • goal writing,
    • instructional methodologies,
    • challenging behaviors, and
    • motivation/reinforcement systems
  • support infusion of ABA philosophy and implementation of behaviorally-based instructional methodologies (DTI, TEACCH, PECS), including systematic data collection;
  • support staff in assessing students' behaviors (MAS or ABC) and conducting reinforcer assessments; and
  • maintain linkages with consultants/university settings.




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