Does your school district train paraprofessionals? Especially the ones in sever ASD classrooms. If so how? Are there any great websites? Is anyone willing to share training PowerPoint slides? I’d like suggestions to bring to my supervisor on how to help training these new employees

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We have AEA’s (area education agency) throughout the state. They have a Paraeducator certification course available.
I don’t think it really prepares you for the more severe classrooms.. that is best taught by having another take you under their wing and teach you all they know... and that’s what I strive to do in my school.

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I'm also interested in the Google Doc

Our district does not. So I reached out to our local agency for disabled adults and they suggested to reach out to the local children’s hospital. They have tons of free resources for our state.
Children’s Mercy Hospital
Autism 360
Autism Speaks
Missouri Parents Act
National Autism Association

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Our district had to train the paras to be RBT- Registered Behavior Technicians and Job Coaches. There is ongoing cont ed for RBT on our own time of course, and the districts have not increased our hourly pay for this added training. As a result many of our paras have left to agencies that do 1:1 RBT w disabled adults that pay greatly

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I know people who have had their town pay for the RBT training, then not increase their pay, only to have that person leave and get a job in another town, paying much more because they are RBT trained.

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