Autism & Challenging Behavior - Great Prairie Area Education Agency

Autism & Challenging Behavior

What We Do

The challenging behavior & autism team responds to referral requests by school districts and Great Prairie Area Education Agency staff for assistance with working with children who have challenging behavior and/or autism. The team will respond to the referrals with a level of intensity that matches the level of need by focusing on each referral on a case-by-case basis. Supports provided by the challenging behavior and autism team may include observations, behavior assessments, data analysis, and/or consultation with the special education team.

Professional Development Opportunities

The team offers a number of courses throughout the year found within the Great Prairie Area Education Agency course catalog. Topics include but are not limited to, basic classroom management, development of functional behavioral assessment and behavior intervention plans, evidence-based practices within the area of autism, social skills instruction. Courses can be taken for free (audit) as well as for renewal/relicensure credit.
 
Contact
 
Teran Buettell, Ed. S.
319-385-9005 Ext. 3031 
Mt. Pleasant Office
Teran.buettell@gpaea.org
 
Crystal Hornback
641-682-8591 Ext. 5345
Ottumwa Office
Crystal.hornback@gpaea.org
 
Sara McCollum, BCBA
319-753-6561 Ext. 1256 
Burlington Office
Sara.mccollum@gpaea.org
 
Julie Thomas, Ed. S.
641-682-8591 Ext. 5307 
Ottumwa Office
Julie.thomas@gpaea.org
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