Autism

Director of Autism Services: Paul Day

PaulDPaul Day is a school psychologist and a Board Certified Behavior Analyst. He has been working in the field of autism for the past 25 years. Paul has been an autism specialist for school districts for over 20 years. His specialty is developing ABA based intervention programs for students with autism. He has won awards such as Autism Educator of the Year and Disabilities Advocate of the Year.

Paul is a resource serving families and professionals who live and work with children with autism in the SEDC Region. He provides training, support, and consultation to school directors, autism specialists, teachers, and parents about appropriate support for students with Autism, ages 3 through 21.  He will work with educators and parents in a six-county area: Millard, Beaver, Garfield, Iron, Kane, and Washington. His main focus is to build the capacity of school district personnel to implement effective interventions for students with autism.

Annual Autism Conference Information

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Paul DayThe Southern Utah Autism Group (SUAG) hosts a monthly Parent Education Night in Iron County. This month Paul Day, Autism Director at SEDC, was the guest presenter. He gave a very informative presentation on working with schools to develop IEP's. The attendees were given tips on how to suggest setting reasonable goals and accommodations that would be beneficial to their children.
 
SEDC was able to use their technology to broadcast the meeting to Millard County as well. Special thanks to Bonnie Webb and her team at SUAG for their efforts to help parents!

Bonnie Webb and Paul Day

 
View the presentation slideshow (PowerPoint .pptx) and Critical Behavior Assessment (Word .doc).
 
For more information on SUAG, check their Facebook Page here.
 

 

The Autism Cohort Training program, started in October 2014 with a group of 20 teachers from the region has grown close to 60 teachers. These teachers have completed hundreds of hours of online training and in person collaborative PLC’s. Working together they have collected and created resources in order to be more effective in the classroom.

Here are some of the resources available for all educators to use:

 

Autism Cohort Training (ACT): Professional Development for Autism Staff

SEDC is committed to develop on-site expertise in assisting autistic children at the district/school/classroom levels creating responsive and immediate services and education for children.

In order to achieve this goal, we have purchased an on-line professional development program (Relias Learning Autistim Professional Development ) that will provide professional training in a format that will allow staff to increase their knowledge and skill as they provide services for children with autism.  

The staff will also participate in collaboration committees that will guide in implementing systems to assist children with autism at the classroom level.  These meetings will be set up by the administrator through the directors.

The program also includes a parent training component.  This component will be made available to the parents of children with autism to help in creating communication points between staff and parents.  It will allow for parents to have input and greater understanding of what the staff is implementing creating a positive working team consisting of parents and staff.

ACT Members can access the Online Program  here.

For more information, please contact SEDC at 435-586-2865

 

This list of books is available to parents or teachers of children with autism. They may be checked out from the SEDC Autism Lending Library by calling Sarah Williams at 435.586.2865.

Click the 'Read More' link below to view the list.

Please view the SEDC Autism Brochure for more information on this condition.

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