CSESA: Building Exemplary High School Programs for Students with ASD

Ann W. Cox and Samuel L. Odom

Presentation at Ocalicon 2013 in Columbus, Ohio

This presentation provides an overview of the newly funded Center on Secondary Education for Students with Autism Spectrum Disorders (CSESA).  This multi-site research and development center will develop and rigorously evaluate a school- and community-based comprehensive treatment model for high school students with ASD.  Key findings from the intervention development phase are summarized and applied to developing the full program consisting of 5 components: professional development, academics, independence & behavior, peer and social competence, and transition & families.