Project ACCESS has been serving Missouri schools since 1985 as the state’s education and resource agency for Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) and/or other developmental disabilities. The agency was established by the Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education to enhance the development of professional skills in Missouri’s educators serving students with disabilities. Our mission is to increase local capacity to serve students in Missouri’s public schools who experience ASD and related disabilities.
Project ACCESS provides support on a statewide basis via professional development trainings (in face-to-face and online formats), provision of resources, child-specific consultations with a Missouri Autism Consultant (MAC), onsite Autism Team Coaches via the Building Effective Autism Teams (BEAT) initiative and, when available, scholarships for workshops provided by third-party professionals to increase available tools for educators to utilize with their students.
Visit our website to learn more about any or all of the ways that Project ACCESS may assist you with providing effective support for our Missouri students! http://education.missouristate.edu/access/