• Autism

    ESC 18 is dedicated to providing quality information, education, and resources to parents, professionals, community, and school personnel involved in the lives of individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorder.

    General information about Autism Spectrum Disorder, technical assistance, and consultation regarding specific issues are available to parents, individual school districts and/ or campuses upon request. Requests may be made to Rebecca Bilyeu by telephone, 432 567 3239,  or email rbilyeu@esc18.net.   

    Professional development opportunities are presented in a variety of formats including workshops, professional presentations, make and take work sessions, online training, and conference information. ESC 18 encourages parent participation in all our trainings and workshop fees are waived for parents of students with disabilities.  

    A small Autism Resource library is also available at the Service Center.  For available library resources, contact Kathy Bechtel @ (432) 563-2380.
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    Elevate Autism/LID Newsletter
    Upcoming Workshops:
    Trauma-Informed Care and Individuals with Intellectual Disabilities - January 9, 2018  
    Sources of trauma in the lives of people with disabilities, the biological, emotional and psychiatric effects, and the ways in which individuals heal will be discussed.  Practical interventions and various approaches to help in recovery will be provided.  Presented by Karyn Harvey, The ARC Baltimore.
    Trauma-Informed Care
    Supporting ELLs with Disabilities and Culturally Relevant IEPs - January 25-26, 2018
    Location:  Streaming at each Education Service Center
    Time:       9:00 - 3:30             Contact:  Leslie Wilson lwilson@esc18.net
    It is best to attend both days; it is a 2-day training that builds on each other.
    Annual Autism Art & Literacy Exhibits for 2017
    Becky Bilyeu
    Questions?  Rebecca Bilyeu,  
    Autism/ LID Specialist & Educational Consultant