Partnership Program

PartnershipAbout Partnership Program

The Partnership Program is an initiative that supports educators’ professional development in an effort to enhance the educational programs for students with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) in Florida. Every year, PEPSA and the Statewide Centers for Autism and Related Disabilities (CARD) join to select a cohort of educators and provide them with training and technical assistance to develop and implement innovative and effective practices within educational programs for students with ASD.

Participants are matched to a CARD site and professional who will mentor the educator or school staff. The CARD partner will provide support, resources, technical assistance, and training that is specific to the needs identified by the educator or school. Participation in the Partnership Program is available for a maximum of two years, consecutively or intermittently.


Partnership Program Brochure

 

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The First Year Partner Will…

  • Develop a collaborative relationship with a CARD partner. The participating educator and CARD partner will work together toward the achievement of identified goals.
  • Assess the program currently being provided to students with ASD and identify components or practices to improve or implement.
  • Document the outcomes achieved within the Partnership Program.

CARD Will…

  • Develop a collaborative relationship with the participating educator or school leader. The CARD partner and participating educator or school leader will work together toward the achievement of identified goals.
  • Assist with the assessment of the program currently being provided to students with ASD and the identification of program components or practices to improve or implement.
  • Assist in the development of an action plan and the identification of training opportunities.
  • Provide a stipend upon the completion of the program to assist the educator or school leader with expenses associated with the Partnership Program.
  • Assist the educator or school leader in the documentation of outcomes.
  • Provide a certificate of completion to those who successfully complete the program.

Required Deliverables…
All accepted PEPSA Partners are required to

  • Develop and submit a one-page abstract describing project and project outcomes.
  • Complete an online satisfaction questionnaire.

The Second Year Leadership School District Partner Will…

  • Second year leadership partners are encouraged to think about projects that extend beyond their classrooms and reach out and share innovative classroom practices with other teachers in the district.
  • Develop a collaborative relationship with a CARD partner. The participating educator and CARD partner will work together toward the achievement of identified goals.
  • Document the outcomes achieved within the Partnership Program.

CARD Will…

  • Develop a collaborative relationship with the participating educator or school leader. The CARD partner and participating educator or school leader will work together toward the achievement of identified goals.
  • Provide assistance with the assessment of the program currently being provided to students with ASD and the identification of program components or practices to improve or implement.
  • Assist in the development of an action plan and the identification of training opportunities.
  • Provide a stipend upon the completion of the program to assist the educator or school leader with expenses associated with the Partnership Program.
  • Assist the educator or school leader in the documentation of outcomes.
  • Provide a certificate of completion to those who successfully complete the program.

Required Deliverables…
All accepted PEPSA Partners are required to

  • Develop and submit a one-page abstract describing project and project outcomes.
  • Complete an online satisfaction questionnaire.