Project ACCESS brings the Missouri Autism Consultant to your school district, to provide on-site child-specific consultation.
Project ACCESS continues to promote the on-site autism consultation model so popular with school districts. An advisory committee made up of directors of special education, DESE staff, Missouri autism consultants, and teachers determined that on-site autism consultation is a continuing need for school districts. The committee requested that Project ACCESS coordinate the service by arranging the on-site visits as requested by school districts.
How do I get a visit from a MAC?
Call Project ACCESS toll free 1-866-481-3841, or locally in southwest Missouri, 417-836-6657, to request a school visit by a MAC.
- You’ll be asked specific questions about the student to help us determine which MAC would best meet your needs. There is a fee for the day’s consult plus expenses (mileage, food and lodging, if necessary). However, our primary mission is to assist the school staff and students, so we do not want the service to be cost-prohibitive and may, in some situations and when available, make some financial concessions.
- When a request is received, we will choose a MAC to visit you and the MAC will contact the school directly to set up the details to complete the consultation.
- Your teaching staff will receive the most benefit from the on-site visit if after the observation period, the MAC and necessary school staff have an hour to an hour and a half to meet as a team to discuss the consultant’s observations.
- After the consultation, the MAC will provide a summary report directly to the school district.
- Project ACCESS will follow up the visit via e-mail, survey, or phone call to collect data on the satisfaction of the district with the MAC consultation.
What does the school district get from a visit by a MAC?
- Project ACCESS facilitates connecting with the MAC and providing the school district’s contact information and initial information regarding the student(s).
- MACs have skill in building positive relationships with people and are knowledgeable regarding special education law and process, evidence-based interventions and best practices.
- MACs collaborate with the student’s team to determine workable solutions for the student’s programming.
- The MAC has the knowledge and skills to facilitate eligibility criteria and programming with the IEP team for students with autism.
- MACs provide a written report of the visit.
Contact Project ACCESS at the number above or at email@example.com for further information or to request a MAC visit.
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