Autism & Challenging Behavior Resources

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/re-licensure credit.

Important contacts

Staff Directory
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Teran Buettell

CBAT School Psychologist

641-682-8591 Email Teran Buettell
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Julie Thomas

School Psychologist

641-682-8591 Email Julie Thomas
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Darcie Whitlow, Ph.D.

CBAT School Psychologist

641-682-8591 Email Darcie Whitlow, Ph.D.